Vanguard Cleaning Systems®

  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc.
655 Mariners Island Blvd., # 303
San Mateo, CA 94404
  • (800) 564-6422 / (650) 287-2400
  • (650) 591-1545 (Fax)

Founded in 1984, the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® organization is built upon over 3,000 independently owned and operated franchised commercial cleaning businesses, which are licensed and supported by a Master Franchise network of 56 independent regional offices throughout North America. Vanguard® franchised commercial cleaning businesses service more than 15,000 businesses, healthcare companies, educational facilities, and non-profit organizations.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1984

Franchising Since: 1984

Operating Units

Franchised Units 55 98.2%
Company-Owned Units 1 1.8%
Total Operating Units 56 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 2,773 89.2% In 28 States
Canada 336 10.8% In 3 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 3,109 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Florida 5
California 4
Texas 4

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 8
Site Selection
Assistance
N/A
Lease Negotiation Assistance N/A
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No
Marketing Materials Brochures, Direct Mailers, Promotional Items
Additional Services: In-House Marketing, Newsletter, Sales Strategies
Other Marketing Support Website

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening N/A
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included

Training

Local Regional Office 2 Weeks+
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Financial Requirements

Investment

Minimum Net Worth $2.5-30.8K
Cash Investment $2.5-30.8K
Total Investment $142.4-450.7K
Average Total Investment $296K

Fees

Initial Franchise Fee $100-350K
Average Franchise Fee $225K
On-Going Royalty 10%
Average Royalty 10%
Advertising Fee N/A

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees N/A
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 1
Space Needs (in square feet) None
Preferred Site Types N/A
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 2
General Business Experience 2
Specific Industry Experience 3
Formal Education 1
Psychological Profile 3
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 10
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Agreements?
Yes, for 0 years
Sub-Franchisor
Contracts?
Yes
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 800
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas No
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