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Vanguard Cleaning Systems(R) at #25 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Prestigious Franchise 500(TM) Rankings
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 8, 2013 01:37 PM
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/13 -- Vanguard Cleaning Systems, a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning services, today announced that it had achieved a ranking of #25 in Entrepreneur Magazine's 2013 Franchise 500 list, putting Vanguard in the Top 50 for the fifth consecutive year. The 24th annual Franchise 500 is recognized as the one of the world's leading franchise rankings.
"We are honored to be recognized as one of the world's top franchise brands," says Mark Heisten, vice president of business development and marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. "Our business philosophy of taking the long-view toward support for both clients and franchisees alike is differentiating in the category. It is nice to see Vanguard recognized as one of the best in franchising."
Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise organization provides its franchisees with a solid foundation so that they can operate a complete janitorial services business. Franchisees receive support in starting their franchise and the local Vanguard Cleaning Systems office continues to offer educational opportunities throughout the lifetime of their businesses.
"Our goal is to provide Vanguard franchise owners with the systems, service and knowledge required to build a long-term business," says Jim Foley, vice president of master franchise operations, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. "Our Franchise 500 ranking is reflective of the alignment among the entire network of independently-owned Vanguard franchisees and their teams. This is an honor that belongs to every member of the system."
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 www.vanguardcleaning.com.
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