Germinator Ranked a Fastest-Growing Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine
March 09, 2021
ALPHARETTA, GA – Germinator, a national leader in the sanitizing, disinfecting and deodorizing industry, is proud to announce that it has been ranked No. 37 in Entrepreneur's list of the Fastest-Growing Franchises, published in the March issue of Entrepreneur magazine.
"We're extremely proud of all that we have achieved this past year as a part of our continued mission to help businesses and households across the country," said Gill. "I started this business six years ago with one goal in mind—helping people create and maintain hygienic environments to reduce the threat of germs, bacteria and viruses. With the pandemic throwing a wrench into our daily lives, people needed our services more than ever. We've gotten to where we are today thanks to our loyal customer base, devoted franchise owners who believe in our mission, and our esteemed Scientific Advisory Board. We have many new innovations in the pipeline for the years ahead, and we are looking forward to sharing these very soon."
Franchises on this list are ranked based on the net total of units (both franchised and company-owned) added globally from July 2019 to July 2020, with ties being broken based on their percentage of growth. In previous years, only U.S. and Canadian unit growth was considered—2021 marks the first year that the ranking is based on systemwide growth, recognizing the increasingly global nature of franchising. Germinator's position in the Fastest-Growing Franchises ranking is evidence of the strength and appeal of its concept, even during challenging times.
"Nothing can stop the smartest franchises from growing—not even a pandemic!" says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur's editor-in-chief. "We've been impressed with how innovative franchises have pivoted and adapted this past year, and are happy to celebrate the ones who keep pushing forward and growing."
Germinator was founded by Jeff Gill in 2015 with the vision of providing customers with an effective method of proper sanitizing, disinfecting and deodorizing solutions for commercial and residential properties. The company launched national franchising in December 2019 and continues to experience tremendous growth across the U.S.
Germinator has continued to solidify its standing as a leader in the sanitizing and disinfecting industry. The company has continued to innovate, introducing new additions to its service offerings. Among the new additions are a Quarterly Protection Program for clients who want to sustain a level of cleanliness and hygiene on an ongoing basis and ATP Testing. Before and after service, Germinator's technicians will ATP test surfaces for cellular activity to measure their levels of cleanliness and to validate their intended results. The company will soon begin offering air purification and body products, providing an extra layer of protection to its patent-pending sanitizing and disinfecting process.
Germinator's patent-pending process provides a new generation of microbial protection. The company first tests surfaces for ATP using a luminometer to detect light that can come from cellular activity. This measurement immediately provides the level of cleanliness on a surface. The next step is the application of Germinator's Genesis surface treatment. Genesis is a one-step cleaner and broad-spectrum sanitizer and disinfectant treatment that harnesses the power of hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Derived from naturally occurring minerals, Genesis not only eliminates odors at their source but kills a wide range of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus
, MRSA, Salmonella enterica
and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
, and viruses including norovirus, rotavirus and adenovirus on hard, non-porous, environmental surfaces. It meets the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) germicidal spray standards for Hospital-Grade Disinfection and is on the EPA's N List of products determined to meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As a result, this treatment will eliminate bacteria and viruses that may reside in an environment without the use of harsh chemicals or fumes.
Following Genesis, Germinator applies its Shield, a water-based quaternary ammonium compound that imparts a durable bacteriostatic finish. It is EPA registered as effective against the growth of mold, mildew, algae and odor-causing bacteria. This application creates an invisible barrier that combats deterioration and discoloration and promotes freshness for up to three months. The Genesis and Shield products are applied by using an electrostatic sprayer, which is the most efficient and effective means of delivering the products to the intended application sites. After Germinator's surface treatment and protectant services, the company retests ATP levels to ensure the surfaces have achieved the intended results.
Upholding the highest sanitization and disinfection standards, Germinator makes claims that are scientifically supported and within EPA regulations. Germinator's Scientific Advisory Board validates the company's research and process and is responsible for reviewing and advising on product strategy and direction and assisting with navigating legislative and regulatory issues. The board includes industrial hygienists, epidemiologists, medical professionals, including a former United States Assistant Surgeon General for five administrations, as well as many respected members of the scientific community.
Germinator presents an ideal opportunity for prospective business owners looking to invest in a socially conscious franchise with low start-up costs, unlimited market potential, and an opportunity to make a significant return on their initial investment. The fast-growing franchise has established a repeat business model, shedding new light on the importance of sanitizing and disinfecting regularly, which will remain steadfast for the years to come.
Franchise owners receive extensive training and guidance so they can understand how to treat surfaces, the best techniques to apply Germinator's solutions, and the tools needed to help ensure their work is at a Hospital-Grade level of clean. Germinator's training covers everything from licensing, products, and equipment, all the way to the vehicle franchise owners will use. Franchisees will also be connected to an All-in-One Digital Marketing Technology, which ensures they maximize their online visibility and grow their franchise while managing leads and sales with less hassle, reduced costs, and increased revenues.
If interested, speak to a franchise specialist today by filling out the form on the page or calling us at 855-664-3769
to learn more. To schedule service, please visit www.germinator.com