Men In Kilts was started in 2002 by Nicholas Brand, a Vancouver based Scotsman who fashioned a hand sewn kilt and put a visual to the otherwise faceless window cleaner. By 2009, Men In Kilts had grown to over one million in annual revenue.
The first franchise operation to open was in Victoria, BC but the largest game changer came when Men In Kilts built a partnership with an existing window cleaning company in Calgary, AB, along with owners Chris and Robyn Carrier. Their existing Calgary window cleaning company began in 1992 and had become one of the largest in Canada, with over $3 million in annual revenues. When their Calgary location joined forces with Men In Kilts, the franchise experienced rapid growth and the Carriers brought their wealth of knowledge and experience in the window cleaning industry to contribute to the overall strength of the operations.
Growth continued, with 9 more locations in Canada and the United States soon to follow. The Men In Kilts brand had an immediate and striking impact on the Alberta market, increasing revenues in that territory from $3 million annually to almost $6 million in less than four years. We like to call this phenomenon “the power of the kilt”. In January 2015, after 23 years in the window cleaning industry, Chris Carrier became Men In Kilts’ newest CEO. Carrier bleeds tartan and is excited for the opportunity to project a vision for growth of the unique and unforgettable Men In Kilts brand, as it sets out to become a household name across North America.
Positioned to serve the growing demands of the multi-billion dollar cleaning and building maintenance industry, the Men In Kilts concept is about building a national brand that delivers an unparalleled level of professional service to both the residential and commercial markets.
Men In Kilts has appeared in many publications, both print and televised, including Entrepreneur Magazine, MSNBC, CBC, Fox Business, the Canadian Business Journal, Good Day Philadelphia, Global National, Breakfast Television, and the Boston Business Journal.
To bring smiles to the world… one kilt at a time!
We are committed to delivering a professional, unique service experience while bringing smiles to the faces of all those we encounter…one kilt at a time. We strive to deliver the highest level of service at all times and back our service with our Clean Guarantee.