Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Recognized as a Top Franchise for Veterans

SAN MATEO, CA - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2013) - Entrepreneur Magazine recognized the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise as one of its Top 75 Franchises that offer incentives to veterans. The ranking, which listed the Vanguard® brand at #11, was published in the November 2013 issue of the newsstand edition of the magazine. Vanguard Cleaning Systems® was ranked #25 in the 2013 Franchise 500™.

The Vanguard® Vet Program offers a 10 percent discount to veterans on the initial franchise fee. To participate, prospective candidates need to contact their local Vanguard Regional Office to learn more about the program and franchise opportunities. Additionally, the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise organization is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) VetFran program.

"Our vet program is intended to attract more service men and women to the brand," said Mark Heisten, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. "The Vanguard® organization makes a long-term commitment to its franchisees, and this is a great business opportunity for leaders with drive and discipline."

The Vanguard® Franchisee of the Year in 2012 was a former U.S. Marine, Shayne Saxton, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Inland Northwest franchisee, said, "The leadership and discipline I learned from the Marines combined with the business expertise and support I have received from the Vanguard regional office has helped me build a foundation for success."

About Vanguard Cleaning Systems®

Founded in 1984, the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise organization has 2,700 independently owned and operated franchised businesses in North America. Through a master franchise network of 59 regional offices, Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchisees provide cleaning services for more than 14,000 commercial customers.

The Vanguard® franchise has been consistently ranked among the top franchises in North America, achieving a rank of #7 in the 2011 Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500™ and #15 in the 2012 D&B AllBusiness AllStar franchises. You can learn more about Vanguard Cleaning Systems® at


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Vanguard Cleaning Systems provides commercial cleaning services for more than 4,000 corporate customers through an organization of 29 regional offices and over 800 franchisees.


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