Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchise

Commercial cleaning service

Vanguard Cleaning Systems was founded in 1984 and began franchising the same year. The private company is based in San Mateo, California. Its franchisees serve approximately 1,000 commercial cleaning accounts. Vanguard offers a Master Franchise program for experienced business people and a Unit Franchise program for beginning entrepreneurs.

The Standard of Clean® Since 1984

10% Veterans discount on initial franchise fee.

#93 on Franchise
#144 in Franchise 500 for 2020.

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How much does it cost to open a Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchise?

The investment required to open a Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchise is between $147,375-$460,750. There is an initial franchise fee of $100,000-$350,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Vanguard Cleaning Systems name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

Master Franchise Costs

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    10 years

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When did the first Vanguard Cleaning Systems open? 1984
When did Vanguard Cleaning Systems start Franchising? 1984

United States: Nationwide

Canada: Nationwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs Yes No
Equipment Yes No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

On-The-Job Training: 6-12 hours
Classroom Training: 8-14 hours
Additional Training: At regional offices

Purchasing Co-ops
Field Operations

Regional advertising
Ad Templates
Social media

Franchise can be run from home.

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 2

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • Your income potential as a Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Vanguard Cleaning Systems
    655 Mariners Island Blvd., #303
    San Mateo, CA


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