Mike Merrick founded Fish Window Cleaning in January 1978. Based on growing demand and his success, Mike realized there was a need for this service in other markets. He used his 20 years of experience to create the Fish Window Cleaning franchise system. In 1998, the first FISH franchise opened in Tampa, FL, and from there, FISH became the world’s largest window cleaning company with over 200 franchisees coast-to-coast.
FISH owners experience a business that gives them a great lifestyle immediately (no nights, weekends, or holidays) and the ability to go out every day and grow their business in a market with fragmented competition. Most importantly, the owner is not the window cleaner, but the business professional who is dedicated to following the complete franchise system.
In addition, FISH is a smart business decision because of:
Strong Corporate Support
Huge Growth Potential
Minimal number of employees
High customer retention
Over 37 years of experience
Our Sales Team
John English - Director of Franchise Development
After earning his bachelor’s degree and spending many years in business development, John joined Fish Window Cleaning’s franchise development team in 2003. He is passionate about finding candidates who are the right fit for FISH’s business model, and he loves seeing how becoming a FISH franchisee has allowed people to realize so many of their dreams.
John lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife, Sara, and their four children. On the rare occasion when he finds some free time, he enjoys reading, running, outside activities, and being involved in his church and his children’s school.
Jon Mittleman - Franchise Development Manager
With an MBA in marketing and a strong background in sales, Jon Mittleman, joined the Fish Window Cleaning Franchise Development team in January 2016. Additionally, Jon has been part of the Fish Window Cleaning team for almost 10 years, as a franchisee in his local market in Atlanta, GA. As a franchisee, Jon is especially equipped to give prospects a real life view into a "day in the life". Like many of his franchisee counterparts, Jon enjoys the great life/work balance Fish Window Cleaning offers, as well as the opportunity to go out and create business in his local market every day, rather than sitting in his store or office and waiting for someone to walk in, or the phone to ring.
In his spare time, Jon enjoys coaching his two children, Alexa and Zac, in all of their sporting activities, as well as being an avid golfer and runner himself.
Luke Schulte - Franchise Development Manager
With a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a strong background in sales, Luke is the most recent addition to FISH’s franchise development team, joining in 2014. He has quickly become a key member of the team. Luke thinks one of the best things about Fish Window Cleaning is the lifestyle it offers franchisees – no nights, no weekends, and no holidays. Luke enjoys getting to know people who are considering the FISH franchise system as he helps them determine if FISH is the right opportunity for them.
In his free time, Luke enjoys spending time with his wife, Shannon, and their son, Jude. He also enjoys painting and playing the guitar.