Hygiene as Opportunity

by RaeAnne Marsh

facility-sanitation“There are business opportunities up and down every street,” says Scott Sheldon, who recently purchased an Enviro-Master franchise that launched the hygiene company’s presence in Arizona. Restaurants, perhaps not surprisingly, are a big part of his business, but he points out, “Anybody who has a public restroom needs this service.”

The distinction between a hygiene company and a janitorial service is important. Explains Sheldon, “the janitorial service or in-house employee does the day-to-day upkeep. We do what they can’t do.” One aspect, which has been getting attention of late, is the “flush effect” that disperses water droplets up to 20 feet (“and it’s not clean water,” Sheldon observes), where they can stick to any touch point in the room. Enviro-Master, in addition to hands-on cleaning, fogs the room with a hospital-grade disinfectant. The service also uses a germicidal protectant that “creates a barrier on the fixture so things don’t adhere to it” — making it easier for the janitorial side of things to keep the room clean.

One aspect of the franchise that attracted him, Sheldon shares, is it is not sensitive to changes in technology — there’s no, “We’ll invent an app for that.” Additionally, Enviro-Master, recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a Top New Franchise for 2015 and ranked No. 597 in the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, has established a national account list through its franchise network that simplifies the process for a vendor of getting on board with a local location of a corporate account or national chain because, says Sheldon, “we’re already in their system.”

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