Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Commercial cleaning
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #144 last year
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Initial investment
$6K - $37K
Units as of 2020
3,118 3.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

Founded in 1984, Vanguard Cleaning Systems' 3,000-plus franchised commercial cleaning businesses are licensed and supported by a master franchise network of 50-plus independent regional offices throughout North America. Vanguard franchisees service more than 15,000 businesses, healthcare companies, educational facilities and non-profit organizations.

About Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1984
Leadership
Raymond Lee, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1984 (37 years)
# of employees at HQ
9
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
3,118 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
655 Mariners Island Blvd., #303
San Mateo, CA 94404

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$5,000
Initial Investment
$5,500 - $37,100
Net Worth Requirement
$50,000 - $250,000
Cash Requirement
$7,000 - $45,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
11.5%
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Vanguard Cleaning Systems offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
6-12 hours
Classroom Training
8-14 hours
Additional Training
At regional offices
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
1-2
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #168

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Ranked #56

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Updated: February 8th, 2021