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Cleaning Franchise Opportunities with Vanguard Cleaning Systems Ranked Top 10 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Prestigious Franchise 500™ Rankings


SAN MATEO, CA (January 2011) – Vanguard Cleaning Systems, a leading commercial cleaning franchise organization, today announced that it had achieved a ranking of #7 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2011 Franchise 500™ list. The 32nd annual Franchise 500 is recognized as the world’s leading franchise ranking.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized as a top 10 franchise among such an impressive group of brands,” says Mark Heisten, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems. “It is a testament to the hard work, integrity and leadership of our franchisees, our customer-centric business approach and the long-term dedication of the corporate staff. This is an achievement built on a foundation of consistent and measurable performance.

”In addition to the overall ranking, the magazine also recognized Vanguard Cleaning Systems in several other categories:

§ #1 – Commercial Cleaning Franchise

§ #1 – Low-Cost Franchise

§ #1 – Homebased Franchise

§ #6 – Top Global Franchise

§ #8 – Fastest-Growing Franchise

“We view this accomplishment as reflective of the outstanding alignment between Vanguard and our franchise owners,” says Jim Foley, Vice President of Master Franchise Operations, Vanguard Cleaning Systems. “We are committed to providing them with the tools, support and business knowledge necessary to grow their businesses, and they are committed to delivering exceptional service to their customers. In this respect, everyone’s a winner.

” Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 ranks franchises based on a variety of criteria, including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. This year’s rankings mark the 32nd anniversary of the Franchise 500.

About Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Vanguard Cleaning Systems provides commercial cleaning services for more than 9,000 corporate customers through an organization of 56 regional offices and 2,200 franchisees across 33 states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1984, Vanguard is recognized for franchising excellence. Vanguard is ranked #7 in the 2011 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and #1 for Low-Cost Franchises. Most recently Vanguard was selected as one of USA Today’s 50 Top Franchises for Minorities, Poder Magazine’s Top 26 Franchises for Hispanics and Black Enterprise Magazine’s Top 40 for African-Americans. More information on Vanguard Cleaning Systems can be found at


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