Vanguard Cleaning Systems® of Dallas-Fort Worth Franchise Named as 2014 Franchisee of the Year

SAN MATEO, CA - (Marketwired - Mar 4, 2015) - Essential Cleaning Concepts, LLC, a Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Dallas-Fort Worth franchise, has been named the Vanguard® franchise organization's 2014 Franchisee of the Year.

The Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchisee of the Year is awarded annually to the franchise owner who provides exceptional commercial cleaning services for their corporate accounts. Established as a Vanguard franchise in May, 2012, Essential has enjoyed continued success and growth through the years for owners Darrell and Tracy Starks.

"Darrell and Tracy really exemplify the characteristics that make for a successful Vanguard franchisee," said Chris Gilliam, Master Franchisee, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Dallas-Fort Worth. "They work closely with their commercial accounts to understand their cleaning needs and priorities, and continually communicate with them to ensure the work is being performed to their satisfaction."

When asked about the support they have received from the Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Dallas-Fort Worth regional office, Darrell said: "In one word, they've been - awesome. I don't think there's ever been a time when we called up the office, asked for something, and we didn't get the support or the follow up that we needed."

Vanguard Cleaning Systems regional offices also recognized Franchisee of the Year runners up from the following:

  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Greater Detroit
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Northern New Jersey
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Northern California
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Philadelphia
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Long Island
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Central Pennsylvania
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Hudson Valley
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of New Mexico
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Louisville
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Raleigh
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Calgary, Alberta

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

SOURCE Vanguard Cleaning Systems


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