General

Industry

Cleaning and Maintenance

Category

Commercial Cleaning

SBA Identifier

Year of Founding

1984

Fees

Marketing Fee

NA

Royalty Fee

5%

Franchise Fee

$100,000-$350,000

Investment Range

$147K-$461K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

52

U.S. Franchised Units

51

U.S. Corporate Units

1

Headquarters (City)

San Mateo

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

No

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

1984

Issuance of FDD Data

04/14/2022

What to know about Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise?

The subfranchisor will recruit and support subfranchisees, which will be independently owned commercial janitorial businesses.

Vanguard Cleaning Systems is based in San Mateo, CA. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise? Before starting a Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise is $147,375 and can go all the way up to $460,750. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Vanguard Cleaning Systems business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Vanguard Cleaning Systems business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 55 0 0 55
2017 55 0 1 54
2018 54 2 0 56
2019 52 0 0 52
2020 52 0 0 52
2021 52 0 1 51

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How much does a Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise owner make?

Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Vanguard Cleaning Systems unfortunately does not disclose financials on how much Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise owners make. This means they do not disclose sales or earnings for franchisees operating in the U.S.

Every franchisor is required by law to disclose income statements and balance sheets for how the franchisor is performing but not for the franchisee level. Unfortunately, Vanguard Cleaning Systems does not make it easy to understand franchisee financial performance. This can be seen as a red flag and it is important to be that much more diligent in your conversations with Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchisees. Do note that Vanguard Cleaning Systems is not alone as about 40% of franchises do not disclose franchisee financial performance.

At Vetted Biz, we suggest you to speak with 5 to 10 Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchisees to understand how much money they are making from their Vanguard Cleaning Systems business.

You should also speak to former Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchisees to understand why they left the system. Did they sell their Vanguard Cleaning Systems at a profit? Were they forced to close their Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise down because it kept losing money?

What is the Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise fee?

Owning a Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise requires 5% royalty fee and a variable marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise fee of $100,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $147,375 to $460,750. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise fee of $100,000.

Visit the Vanguard Cleaning Systems metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Cleaning and Maintenance franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Vanguard Cleaning Systems founded?

Vanguard Cleaning Systems started offering franchises in 1984. Vanguard Cleaning Systems was founded 38 years ago in 1984.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Vanguard Cleaning Systems locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2022, there were 51 locations across the U.S. There are also 1 corporate locations. Most Cleaning and Maintenance franchises like Vanguard Cleaning Systems have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Vanguard Cleaning Systems has opened 0 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Vanguard Cleaning Systems metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Cleaning and Maintenance franchises.

How many Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Vanguard Cleaning Systems has closed 1 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Vanguard Cleaning Systems metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Cleaning and Maintenance franchises.

Is Vanguard Cleaning Systems growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Vanguard Cleaning Systems over the past 3 years is -2%. Over the last year we have data for, Vanguard Cleaning Systems had a net unit growth rate of -2%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Vanguard Cleaning Systems growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Vanguard Cleaning Systems. More info in the Vanguard Cleaning Systems metrics tab.

Is Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Vanguard Cleaning Systems is not eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan last time we checked.

Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise does not have a SBA Franchise ID and was not in the SBA Franchise Directory. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Vanguard Cleaning Systems that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria.

To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Is Vanguard Cleaning Systems a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Vanguard Cleaning Systems does not meet the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise.

Many popular brands like Starbucks and Topgolf are not franchises in the U.S. but franchise outside of the United States. Be sure the franchisor provides you with an updated Franchise Disclosure Document as this is one of the key indicators that the business opportunity is truly a franchise in the U.S.

The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items of about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Vanguard Cleaning Systems provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Vanguard Cleaning Systems

What is the Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Vanguard Cleaning Systems systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Vanguard Cleaning Systemsfranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 2%. Over the last year we have data for, Vanguard Cleaning Systems had a franchise for sale rate of 2%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Vanguard Cleaning Systems. More info in the Vanguard Cleaning Systems metrics tab.

What is the Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchise Failure Rate?

Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Vanguard Cleaning Systems failure rate over the past 3 years is 2%. Over the last year we have data for, Vanguard Cleaning Systems had a franchise failure rate of 2%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Vanguard Cleaning Systems. More info in the Vanguard Cleaning Systems metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise?

Visit the Vanguard Cleaning Systems metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

$304,063

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

5%

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

$225,000

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General

Industry

Cleaning and Maintenance

Category

Commercial Cleaning

SBA Identifier

Year of Founding

1984

Fees

Marketing Fee

NA

Royalty Fee

5%

Franchise Fee

$100,000-$350,000

Investment Range

$147K-$461K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

52

U.S. Franchised Units

51

U.S. Corporate Units

1

Headquarters (City)

San Mateo

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

No

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

1984

Issuance of FDD Data

04/14/2022

Detailed Franchise metrics for Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Vanguard Cleaning Systems below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

0%

-2%

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

0%

2%

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

0%

2%

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Business details

Company Name

www.vanguardcleaning.com

Business email

**********@******.com

Mailing address

655 Mariners Island Blvd. Suite 303

State headquarters

California

Owner Name

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

San Mateo

Zip code

94404
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