When Bob Johnson was first looking to buy a franchise, he was struck by how quickly he understood Fish Window Cleaning's business model. The company enables people to own a residential and commercial window-cleaning business using a franchise model with more than 35 years of experience. "The numbers made sense to me, and I could see how you could get to, and run, a profitable business," Johnson said.
The company was started in 1978 by Mike Merrick, who had 20 years' experience running his own window-cleaning business and believed the service could be expanded into other markets across the country. "When I first met Mike, he told me that if I wanted to become a window cleaner, to go out and buy a mop and squeegee, but if I wanted to own my own business, then his franchise could be the right fit," Johnson recalled.