About the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Brand​

Built on trust, integrity, execution, and quality that few can match.

The Vanguard® Organization


Independently owned and operated Area Franchise offices​ in Canada and the United States.


Independently owned and operated janitorial franchise businesses.


​Commercial cleaning accounts throughout Canada and the United States.

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Who We Are

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Founded in 1984, the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® organization is built upon over 2,500 independently owned and operated franchise janitorial businesses, which are licensed and supported by a network of over 50 independent Area Franchisors throughout Canada and the United States.

Vanguard® janitorial franchise businesses serve more than 15,000 customers in a variety of facilities. Office spaces, healthcare, educational institutions, industrial, and manufacturing environments rely on Vanguard® janitorial franchise businesses to provide quality cleaning and disinfection services, including electrostatic disinfection, green cleaning, and more. Every commercial cleaning client has the option of choosing a highly customized plan that suits the exact needs of their space, employees, and visitors.


The Vanguard Cleaning Systems® brand has been ranked among the top franchise brands in North America. The Vanguard® janitorial franchise opportunity has been cited as an excellent business endeavour.

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The Vanguard Cleaning Systems® approach is a winning solution for business owners who wish to expand their current business holdings or grow their commercial cleaning business.

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What sets the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® organization apart?

Customized commercial cleaning schedules

Every business operates on a nuanced schedule and experiences different levels of foot traffic throughout the day. Vanguard® independent janitorial franchise businesses in Canada can perform commercial cleaning services on a custom schedule that suits the facility’s routines and minimizes disruption to daily operations. This may include day porter services or daily cleanings, and monthly or seasonal appointments for specialty services.

Comprehensive service offerings

Vanguard® independent janitorial franchise businesses here in Canada offer more than just standard commercial cleaning services. Businesses may also request disinfection services, including electrostatic and high-touch point disinfection, to help mitigate the spread of disease in their facilities and protect the health of their staff and visitors. Additionally, Vanguard® janitorial franchise businesses may offer specialty services, such as power washing and commercial-grade cleaning for flooring and windows.

Experienced commercial cleaning franchisees

Many Vanguard® janitorial franchise businesses have significant experience providing commercial cleaning and disinfection services at a variety of facilities in Canada, from schools and clinics to offices and places of worship. A Vanguard® Area Franchisor will work to match each client with a locally owned and operated Vanguard® janitorial franchise business with capabilities related to their industry.

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Mission Statement

The Vanguard® Mission​

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Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. is dedicated to supporting Vanguard® Area Franchisors in their efforts to be the preeminent franchising organization in their marketplace.

Each independently owned Vanguard® Area Franchisor strives to provide meaningful support to its franchised Vanguard® janitorial businesses, which are committed to delivering high-quality commercial cleaning services to each company they serve.


Vanguard® independent janitorial franchise businesses provide janitorial services, as well as disinfection and specialty cleaning. Cleaning plans can be customized to meet the needs of your facility.

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If you are ready to take your commercial cleaning business to the next level or to complement your existing business portfolio, then consider a Vanguard® commercial janitorial franchise.

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