Founded in 1929, ServiceMaster provides services, such as pest control and residential and commercial cleaning, notes the ServiceMaster website, ServiceMasterClean.com. The company also helps restore homes and businesses after a disaster and is the parent company to brands such as Merry Maids, Terminix and Furniture Medic.
ServiceMaster is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and has more than 7,000 company-owned and franchised locations around the world. Although founded in 1929, ServiceMaster did not become incorporated until 1947 and, at that time, started acquiring other companies.
As of 2015, ServiceMaster had a number of different brands under its banner. ServiceMaster Clean is a janitorial and carpet cleaning service that was established in 1952. ServiceMaster Restore specializes in disaster restoration and Terminix is a pest control company founded in 1927.
Other services provided by ServiceMaster and its companies include home warranties provided by American Home Shield and furniture repair provided by Furniture Medic. AmeriSpec was acquired in 1996 and provides home inspection services. Merry Maids provides home and commercial maid services and TruGreen takes care of both residential and commercial lawns and landscapes.
ServiceMaster offers franchise opportunities with Merry Maids, AmeriSpec, ServiceMaster Clean and Restore and Furniture Medic. The company helps with financing these franchises and helps minorities and women get into business.