AdvantaClean was founded in 1994 in Winter Park, Florida as a contracting business specializing in emergency loss mitigation services and structural repairs to homes and buildings. The original partners created the company after gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience responding to Hurricane Andrew, which ravaged South Florida in August of 1992.
In May of 1995, the company opened a second office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The business grew quickly, and in three short years AdvantaClean was ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the 33rd fastest growing small business in America.
The AdvantaClean franchise program was initiated in 2000, and the company’s existing locations were enrolled as company stores. Over the next six years, investments were made in technology and infrastructure, setting up the framework necessary to manage and support a successful, national franchise network. Then, in 2006, the first of the company stores were sold to others under the AdvantaClean franchise model.
In 2008, after years of learning and refining, building and maturing, AdvantaClean franchises were made available to the general public, with the first location opening in 2009. Since 2009, AdvantaClean has experienced rapid success and has received countless awards for its rate of growth, support systems, and franchisee satisfaction, including a #3 ranking by Franchise Business Review in the “Low Cost Franchise” category.
In 2011, AdvantaClean sold its 50th franchise, followed by its 100th in 2012. During this time, AdvantaClean has been featured in various national publications including Inc. 500 Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and was highlighted on the cover of Business Fleet magazine.
Today, as a national leader in light environmental services, AdvantaClean maintains a full suite of offerings for residential, commercial, institutional, and governmental properties that make these buildings clean, safe, healthy, and efficient for the occupants. Offerings include essential services like emergency water removal, mold removal, and air duct cleaning.
AdvantaClean has over 225 locations nationwide and is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina on a five-acre industrial site. The state-of-the-art 22,000 square foot campus includes executive training facilities, a continuing education center and a simulation environment for hands-on technical instruction. AdvantaClean provides services throughout the entire United States, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, and is registered to serve clients in Canada.