Being one of the “world’s most successful franchises” (Franchise Direct) is a heavy title, but one Stratus Building Solutions wears well. Franchise Direct has examined franchise brands from around the world and compiled their exclusive list of the Top 100 Global Franchises.
It is no surprise that Stratus holds a place on this “definitive and exclusive list [that] details the franchises which are performing best on an international level.” Ranking in at #41, Stratus was chosen through a specific methodology that evaluates general size, sales, growth and stability, age and market expansion. Over 5,000 franchises were appraised in areas of franchisee support and training, environmental policy and social responsibility, all of which Stratus excels in. There was also special emphasis on international units and growth, franchise stability and financial strength.
With Stratus having such a commitment to environmental stewardship, the methodology involving the green impact of each organization was especially interesting as this is a growing trend in today’s world:
“The environmental impact and the local and national projects engaged in by the franchises are increasingly more important. So for this reason we took into consideration aspects such as what community projects or charity work the franchise is engaged in and what procedures have been put in place in order to make the franchise more environmentally friendly.”
Stratus’ unique in-house financing could have also played a role in our high ranking. They specifically mention the present economy and the consideration of availability of financing to franchisees – whether it was direct financing, SBA approved or third party financing. The information was gathered from Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), email surveys, telephone interviews and published industry sources.
Every person affiliated with Stratus is proud to be part of the Stratus family, especially after hearing Franchise Direct say “Each franchise which appears in The Top 100 Global Franchises has excelled at international expansion, investing time and resources to acquire linguistic capabilities while combining them with cultural sensitivities…. The franchises in the Top 100 all share a defined identity, a clear business plan, a commitment to training and support, an ability to innovate and sensitivity to environmental issues.”
We will continue driving the four pillars which Stratus stands on – Quality, Reliability, Value & Environmental Responsibility. By focusing on these specifics for our franchise owners, customers and employees, we will continue to organically grow the Stratus Brand, furthering our place as an outstanding franchisor.
Stratus Building Solutions (stratusclean.com) franchise benefits include orientation and training; customer referrals; administrative and accounting support; pre-arranged credit lines; access to insurance and surety bonds, financing options, promotional support; and other turn-key advantages. The firm’s headquarters are at 1976 Innerbelt Business Center Drive in St. Louis, Missouri.