The franchise in my area went out of business in about 6 months. Cleaning windows in a kilt is literally one of the worst ideas ever. It’s bad enough to go into bushes to access windows when you have to with pants on, but a kilt. Get real
If I were looking for a professional service and they wore kilts I would simply by-pass them. If I started wearing some ridiculous business attire to attract attention, guaranteed I would lose business. It may make for a good news story but it’s a horrible marketing concept and looks unprofessional in my opinion.
Yes, in the end it is just a gimmick and it’s charm will wear off. Also, the franchise owners have such high overhead and initial investment costs that they have to charge more than average. Charging more is not a problem when you have better service, but paying more for an employee to clean your house wearing a kilt over a pair of pants? In my experience, people hired “Men In Kilts” for the gimmick, and only get it done once, and move on to another company.
However, they have been really good at getting into the “news” (as you mentioned), so I feel that the original owners are really good at selling franchises, but that doesn’t mean the franchises are healthy.
Yeah I’ve no connection to them, they wear kilts to promote themselves. I wear mine 1 because I’m actually Scottish and 2 im doing it for charity, raising money for a disabled lady and also spinal injuries Scotland. See this link for more info.
Chris you have the wrong information they have way more than 2 locations in the US. They are my customer. Also I have been to there yearly convention twice and I was very impressed with there business model and the man who started the organization in Canada. A window cleaning franchise is not for everyone but it does work for some people who want support.