Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs:

The Area Franchise opportunity is directed at experienced executives and entrepreneurs capable of starting and managing a regional office. The Area Franchisee sells franchises to companies that will provide the commercial cleaning services using the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® marks and system. The Area Franchisor is responsible for new commercial account sales on behalf of their Janitorial Franchisees, also recruitment of Janitorial Franchisees, and support services for Janitorial Franchisees.

The Janitorial Franchisee is an independently owned and operated company that provides cleaning services for their commercial accounts under the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® brand.

Janitorial Franchises FAQs:

Each regional office is owned and operated by an independent Area Franchise business that sets the pricing structure for the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchises that the office offers, so franchise fees vary throughout the country. Please contact the locally-owned Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchisor in your location to obtain accurate franchise fee details.

There are many factors that make it impossible to predict future results with any certainty, including aspects such as location, operating costs, financing terms, your ability to manage and control the business, and other factors. For these reasons, we do not predict sales, costs, or profits for any business, nor can we predict whether or to what extent you may succeed. We encourage you to discuss the Vanguard® janitorial business franchise with existing franchisees, as well as with a competent attorney and accountant.

Your initial investment differs based primarily upon the area in which your franchised business will operate. These costs are described in detail in each independently-owned Vanguard® Area Franchisor’s regional franchise disclosure document (FDD).

Financing terms and availability vary with the applicable regional Area Franchisor’s business.

Franchisees in good standing may be offered account opportunities secured by the Area Franchisor, which they can accept for a fee.

Area Franchise FAQs

The Area Franchise initial franchise fee is typically $100,000 – $350,000.

The Area Franchise opportunity offers executives the possibility of a regional business generating recurring revenues from multiple sources, including monthly royalties and business support services fees, franchise sales revenues, marketing fees, and paper/toiletry supply orders. You have access to initial and ongoing informational programs; proprietary software for marketing, invoicing and account management; and marketing materials.

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To learn more about franchise opportunities call your local Vanguard® Area Franchise office, or fill out a franchise request form.

Franchise Disclaimers

The information on this website is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, a Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise. An offer to buy a Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Franchise is made by a Franchise Disclosure Document only. This advertisement is not an offering in the State of New York. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law. Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchises are available to qualified prospective area franchisees only in certain states. Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. will not offer or sell an Area Franchise unless registered (or exempt) in a state where the prospective buyer resides or where the Area Franchise will be located. The Area Franchise offer is not being directed to any of the following states, or any state, province, country or jurisdiction where Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchises are not currently registered for offer or sale, unless otherwise qualified or exempt: Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Maryland, Washington and New York.

Vanguard Cleaning Systems® janitorial services franchises ("unit franchises") are available to qualified prospective unit franchisees only in certain states. Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchisors will not offer or sell a unit franchise unless registered (or exempt) in a state where the prospective buyer resides or where the unit franchise will be located. The unit franchise offer is not being directed to any of the following states, or any state, province, country or jurisdiction where Vanguard Cleaning Systems® unit franchises are not currently registered for offer or sale, unless otherwise qualified or exempt: Hawaii, North Dakota, Indiana, and South Dakota.