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1 05, 2019

Molly Maid® is Maid for Moms this Mother’s Day

2019-05-01T16:05:44-04:00May 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Molly Maid, LLC, Nation’s Leading Residential Cleaning Company Offers Chance to Win $250 Gift Card

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — This Mother’s Day, Molly Maid, a Neighborly company and the nation’s leading residential cleaning franchise, is giving hard-working moms the gift they truly deserve – the gift of time. For five years and counting, the franchise is offering the chance to win Molly Maid gift certificates. The “Maid for Moms” sweepstakes will award winners with gift certificates that can be used to give mom some time off as someone else cleans her home.

Molly Maid is awarding one grand prize winner with a Roomba and a $250 Molly Maid gift certificate to be used on their moms this Mother’s Day. Three runners up winners will each receive a $250 Molly Maid gift certificate. To learn more about the “Maid for Moms” sweepstakes, visit Participants can enter the contest at Entries are now being accepted through Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

“Mother’s Day is a time to give back to all of the moms out there who spend their days working for others,” said Molly Maid President Mary Kay Liston. “At Molly Maid, we want moms to be able to enjoy a clean home without sacrificing time to do what she loves. We are excited for this year’s “Maid for Moms” sweepstakes and the opportunity to surprise moms with the gift of time and a clean home.

To provide mom with the some time off and a spotless home any time of the year, Molly Maid gift certificates are available for purchase at Visit the Molly Maid website to review this year’s contest rules.

About Molly Maid®

Molly Maid LLC, a Neighborly® company, is a residential cleaning franchisor whose independently owned and operated franchisees clean more than 1.7 million U.S. homes annually. Franchising since 1984, there are more than 480 independently owned and operated Molly Maid® units operating in the United States. Acquired by Neighborly® in 2015, Molly Maid is part of a community of home service experts, leveraging Neighborly’s nearly 3,500 professional home service experts across 14 brands in the U.S. and Canada with a unique direct service function that provides consumers assistance with nearly all aspects of their home care needs. Neighborly brands include: Aire Serv®, Five Star Painting®, Glass Doctor®, Portland Glass®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter®, Protect Painters®, Rainbow International®, Window Genie®, Mosquito Joe® and The Grounds Guys®. Additional information about Neighborly can be found at For more information about Molly Maid, visit and to learn about franchising opportunities with Molly Maid, visit

21 02, 2019

Authority Brands welcomes the Clockwork brands into its family

2019-02-21T16:17:28-04:00February 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Addition doubles Authority Brands’ overall system revenue to over $1 billion

NEW YORK and COLUMBIA, Maryland — Authority Brands, a leading home services franchising platform backed by funds advised by Apax Partners, announced today the acquisition of Clockwork, Inc., and certain of its affiliates (“Clockwork”) from Direct Energy Group, a subsidiary of Centrica plc. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019. The acquisition is the third home services add-on for Authority Brands since the company was acquired by funds advised by Apax Partners in September 2018.

Established in 1999, Clockwork delivers critical home services through three leading plumbing, electrical, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (“HVAC”) providers across the United States. Its household-name brands – Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® (“Benjamin Franklin“), Mister Sparky® electric, and One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® (“One Hour”) – are all rated among the best-in-class in their respective categories.

Authority Brands is the parent company to leading home services brands The Cleaning Authority, Homewatch CareGivers, America’s Swimming Pool Company and Mosquito Squad which operate across the residential cleaning, at-home care, swimming pool repair and maintenance, and pest control services sectors respectively. Authority Brands supports individual franchisee growth by providing strong marketing, technology and operational support.

Rob Weddle, CEO of Authority Brands, said: “The addition of the Clockwork group of brands is an important and significant step in the evolution of Authority Brands. All three brands are market-leading franchises within their respective industries and their addition to our portfolio doubles our overall system revenue to over $1 billion. This scale allows us to further strengthen each of our brand’s systems and continue down the path of becoming the home services franchisor of choice for both business owners and consumers.”

Ashish Karandikar, Partner at Apax Partners, said: “We are delighted to support Authority Brands in this transformational acquisition. The Clockwork brands operate in attractive markets and will bring scale and diversification to Authority Brands’ platform. We anticipate substantial benefits for both businesses from cross-selling and collaboration across marketing, technology and operational support.”

Bruce Stewart, president of Direct Energy Home North America said: “The decision for this sale reflects our goals to focus and simplify our channels to customers and to own our own brands. Authority Brands is a good home for Clockwork and the franchise owners and customers will see no difference in our service delivery as we conclude this transaction.”

About Authority Brands

Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Authority Brands, LLC is the parent company of four leading home service franchisors, The Cleaning Authority, Homewatch CareGivers, America’s Swimming Pool Company and Mosquito Squad. Together, these brands provide recurring home services through more than 550 franchise locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Kenya and Indonesia. Authority Brands is dedicated to supporting individual franchisee growth through providing strong marketing, technology and operational support.

About Apax Partners

Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. Over its more than 40-year history, Apax Partners has raised and advised funds with aggregate commitments of c.$50 billion. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. For more information see: