SAN MATEO, CA (February 29, 2012) – Entrepreneur Magazine named Vanguard Cleaning Systems #39 on its 33rd annual Franchise 500 ranking, putting Vanguard in the Top 50 for the fourth consecutive year. The magazine also noted Vanguard in the Top 10 in several key categories – Fastest-Growing (#4), Low-Cost (#6) and Top Homebased (#8).
“We are pleased with the continued brand momentum Vanguard is seeing among our franchisees, business customers and employees”, said Mark Heisten, VP of Business Development and Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems. “It is nice to be recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine’s editors for our hard-work and for our reputation within the franchising industry.”
Founded in 1984, Vanguard Cleaning Systems is a franchisor with 65 regional offices and 2,500 franchisees across 38 states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada. Franchisees provide commercial cleaning services for more than 10,000 corporate customers.
Vanguard 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. Additionally, Vanguard was selected as one of USA Today’s 50 Top Franchises for Minorities, PODER Magazine's Top 25 Franchises for Hispanics and Black Enterprise Magazine's Top 40 for African-Americans.
More information on Vanguard Cleaning Systems can be found at www.vanguardcleaning.com.