Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Names Canadian Team 2012 Franchisee of the Year

San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 - Vanguard Cleaning Systems, a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, presented its 2012 Franchisee of the Year award to Merlyn and Roger Sison, franchisees from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The team earned recognition for their outstanding reputation and performance.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by our colleagues across the Vanguard system of regional offices and franchise owners,” says Roger Sison, franchise owner, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Alberta. “The Vanguard team in the Calgary regional office has been very helpful as we’ve expanded our business and the breadth of services we provide to customers.”

The Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchisee of the Year award is given to the franchise owner who shows dedication to providing exceptional commercial cleaning services to their clients. Merlyn and Roger purchased their business in 2007 and expanded the operation in 2010. During their six years as Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise owners, they have achieved an impressive 100 percent customer retention rate. In addition to receiving the Franchise of the Year award, Merlyn and Roger were honored by one of their clients with a special event in 2012 thanking them for janitorial service that went well “above and beyond” the expectations.

“In the 43 years I’ve been involved with the school system, I have never experienced such an impressive dedication to doing it right,” says Joe Frank, superintendent, Westmount Charter School. “The pride Merlyn and Roger show in their business is reflected in the quality of the work.”

“Our goal is to support the individual franchise owners across the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia,” says John Seliga, General Manager, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Alberta. “It has been a pleasure working with Merlyn and Roger Sison, who are deeply committed to building a durable, long-term janitorial services business.”

Vanguard Cleaning Systems also recognized runners up from the following regions:

  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of the Inland Northwest (Spokane, WA)
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, VA)
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Arizona
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of the Southern Valley (Bakersfield, CA)
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Greater Detroit
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Austin
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems of GTA (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

“Owning your own business involves commitment and pride,” says Merlyn Sison, franchise owner, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Alberta. “If you do it, do it well.”

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. You can learn more about Vanguard Cleaning Systems at


Mark Heisten
Vanguard Cleaning Systems


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