Frequently Asked Questions About Franchise Opportunities

General FAQs:

The Vanguard® Area Franchise opportunity is directed at experienced executives and entrepreneurs capable of starting and managing a regional franchise business. Area Franchisors award franchises to companies that will provide commercial cleaning services. The Area Franchisor is responsible for janitorial franchise sales within their geographic area, sourcing of new commercial accounts on behalf of Vanguard® janitorial franchisees, and support services for janitorial franchisees.

A Vanguard® Janitorial Franchise is an independently owned and operated commercial cleaning business utilizing the Vanguard® brand. Independent janitorial franchise business owners are responsible for the hiring and managing of their own cleaning crews, which provide janitorial services to their customers.

There are Vanguard Cleaning Systems® area franchise businesses and janitorial franchise businesses throughout the United States and Canada.

Janitorial Franchise FAQs:

There are nearly 2,500 independently owned and operated Vanguard® janitorial franchise businesses throughout the United States and Canada.

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Janitorial franchises are awarded by Vanguard® Area Franchisors. Area Franchisors are independently owned and operated businesses that set the pricing structure for janitorial franchise businesses they support. As a result, franchise fees vary. Contact the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchisor nearest you to learn about pricing.

Janitorial franchise business owners in good standing may be offered Vanguard® account opportunities sourced by the Area Franchisor. Additionally, janitorial franchise business owners may continue to source their own accounts. However, Area Franchisors provide billing, collections, and account support for Vanguard® accounts only.

While owning an existing cleaning business is not a requirement to obtaining a franchise, janitorial franchise business owners may benefit from a business background, leadership experience, and an existing commercial cleaning business.

No. If you have an existing commercial cleaning business when you purchase a Vanguard® janitorial franchise, you may maintain any customer accounts already on your book of business as non-Vanguard accounts. However, your Vanguard® Area Franchisor will not provide any support related to accounts that you acquired and manage independently.

Your independently owned Vanguard® area franchise office is focused on securing quality accounts for independent Vanguard® janitorial franchise businesses, so they can grow their commercial cleaning business.  It also provides billing and collection services for Vanguard® accounts and access to industry information.

Area Franchise FAQs

There are over 50 independently owned and operated Vanguard® area franchise businesses throughout the United States and Canada.

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The area franchise initial franchise fee is typically $100,000 – $350,000 for candidates new to the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® organization.

Area franchise candidates typically have a minimum of $500,000 in liquid assets.

The area franchise opportunity offers executives the opportunity to open a regional franchise business using an established business model under a nationally recognized brand. As an Area Franchisor, you have access to an on-boarding program; customized software for account contact management, accounting, and cash management; and marketing materials.

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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: Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, 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, Indiana, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and South Dakota.