SAN MATEO, CA - (Marketwired - Nov 5, 2013) - The National Minority Franchise Initiative (NMFI) recognized Vanguard Cleaning Systems® as one of its "50 Top Franchises for Minorities." The results of this annual survey were featured in the October 25, 2013 issue of USA Today-Franchising Today section.
"We recognized the Vanguard® brand for its commitment to the recruitment and advancement of minorities across its system," said Rob Bond, President, World Franchising Network. "Since starting the Initiative in 2000, we continue to be pleased with the increased minority representation of among the world's top franchise brands."
"This is an important and meaningful distinction for the Vanguard® program," said Mark Heisten, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. "We are honored to be recognized as one of the top franchise brands among minorities."
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 www.vanguardcleaning.com.