Stratus Building Solutions Ranked #35 Among the Top Franchises in Entrepreneur's Highly Competitive Franchise 500®

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Growing Company Also Listed at #2 in Commercial Cleaning Category

"We’ve experienced tremendous growth over the past year. I’m proud to see Stratus continue to expand while our efforts have driven sales and record profits for franchisee owners."

Stratus Building Solutions is celebrating an impressive Top-50 ranking in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. The 44th annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the 2023 Franchise 500® ranks Stratus Building Solutions #35 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. Additionally, the company was recognized as one of the top two franchises in the Commercial Cleaning Industry.

Stratus Building Solutions is an industry-leading franchise in green commercial cleaning that uses state-of-the-art cleaning equipment, sustainable processes, and biodegradable and non-toxic branded cleaning chemicals. With more than 2,900 unit-franchisees across the U.S. and Canada, Stratus specializes in everything from carpet and window cleaning to hard-floor care and disinfecting. 

“To be so highly ranked in this year’s Franchise 500 as well as listed 2nd in the Commercial Cleaning category is a testament to the Stratus model,” said Doug Flaig, Stratus Building Solutions President. “We’ve experienced tremendous growth over the past year. I’m proud to see Stratus continue to expand while our efforts have driven sales and record profits for franchisee owners. In doing so, we’ve also been able to maintain our execution excellence for the customer, so it’s a win-win all around.”

“The past year underscores the extraordinary opportunities that the franchise industry presents for entrepreneurs of all levels,” said Entrepreneur editor in chief Jason Feifer. “The companies named to our 44th annual Franchise 500 list represent some of the most innovative, creative, and trusted brands across many industries and highlight what it takes to build the kind of momentum that drives long-lasting success.”

“While the COVID-19 pandemic emphasized to many people the importance of cleaning and maintaining a healthy environment, even as pandemic concerns eased, we’ve been able to accelerate growth through our green seal product differentiation,” Flaig emphasized. “It’s been rewarding to help companies reopen by providing a safe and healthy space for their employees, customers and clients."

To view Stratus Building Solutions in the full ranking, visit Results can also be seen in the January/February 2023 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 17th.

About Stratus Building Solutions   

Stratus Building Solutions is an international franchise company in the commercial cleaning industry, founded in 2006 and headquartered in Los Angeles. Stratus was developed to provide environmentally friendly commercial cleaning services driven by dedicated, entrepreneurial, small-business owners and regional support offices. Stratus has over 2,900 unit-franchisees in 70 major cities across the United States and Canada. Stratus is setting new standards in the building services and maintenance franchise industry by being the first to offer green janitorial products with their proprietary Green Seal Certified line of cleaning chemicals. To learn more about franchising opportunities, visit

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