Fish Window Cleaning Services® Receives “Franchise 300” Honor
St. Louis, Mo., — Fish Window Cleaning Services® has been named to the 2011 AllStar AllBusiness Franchise 300.
The company ranked first in its category, window cleaning, and was 61st in the overall rankings. The company also was ranked in the top ten for financial strength, and 90th for growth.
Editors of AllStar AllBusiness, a D & B company, reviewed 800 franchises before selecting this year’s winners as “the best of the best.” To be considered for this award a franchisor must have a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and have at least 25 current domestic franchised units, or 100 company-owned units and 5 domestic franchise units.
The number one criterion for ranking winners was growth. Other criteria included D&B financial strength, system size, longevity and Web visibility.
Fish Window Cleaning Services® has 180 franchisees and 239 locations throughout the United States. The company was started in 1978 by S. Michael Merrick, its current CEO, and began franchising in 1998. FISH was named to the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine in December, 2010, and also was named to the 2010 Inc. 5000 and Franchise Business Review’s 2010 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards list, where it was ranked 43rd among the Top 50 Large Systems franchise organizations.