Dun & Bradstreet's AllBusiness Ranks Vanguard Cleaning Systems a Top 15 Franchise

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2012) - AllBusiness, Dun & Bradstreet's small business advisory company, recently released its fourth annual Top 100 rankings of national franchise systems and ranked Vanguard Cleaning Systems at #15. Vanguard is among an elite group of brands which include Subway, Dunkin Donuts, 7-Eleven, McDonald's and Buffalo Wild Wings.

In this years' ranking, editors cited Vanguard's growth (ranked #4 overall) and brand visibility (ranked #21 overall) as key reasons why it is among the top franchises. Vanguard Cleaning Systems has been ranked in the Top 20 of the AllBusiness AllStar franchises since it inaugural edition in 2009, achieving ranks of #15 (2012), #18 (2011), #6 (2010) and #13 (2009).

"We are honored to be recognized as an AllStar within this constellation of outstanding global franchise brands", said Mark Heisten, VP of Business Development and Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems. "We feel it is a reflection of Vanguard's principals -- hard work, integrity, long-term commitment and leadership, which our franchisees deliver through consistent and measurable performance."

About Vanguard Cleaning Systems

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.


Mark Heisten
Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc.
Phone: (650) 287-2414
Fax: (650) 591-1545


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