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VANGUARD CLEANING SYSTEMS Franchise Scam Complaints

July 16, 2011

Vanguard Cleaning Systems is ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as the #7 franchise in the nation.  (Seriously?  Vanguard beat out Subway?  Dunkin’ Donuts? Hilton hotels?)

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Entrepreneur magazine also named Vanguard Cleaning Systems its #1 Low-Cost Franchises and #1 Home-Based Franchises.

Wow! Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise ranking gave us a serious WTF? (Why This Franchise?) moment.  Could it be that Vanguard was an actual legitimate commercial cleaning franchise?

UnhappyFranchisee.com decided to scour the web to find out what was so special about this particular janitorial franchise to receive such high praise when their janitorial franchise competitors were being branded as scams and ripoffs.

Our optimism was short-lived. On a site called Webanswers.com,  we quickly discovered that Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise owners have the same complaints as other janitorial franchises:  underbid contracts, hidden fees, lack of support, overpriced equipment, and a franchisor that will fraudulently take away your accounts to give them to other franchisees.

If you’ve had any experience with Vanguard Cleaning Systems – good or bad – please share a comment below.

On Webanswers.com, bmorrison wrote:

Yes, they do receive alot of fees. With Vanguard Cleaning System/Services, Besides the high cost of buying the contract through them, they get 15% a month from each contract you get from them, and they don’t even protect you or care for you when there’s a complaint even though it’s not your fault. They’ll pick the client over you any given time. They are even the first one to accuse you of doing something wrong. They seem motivated and/or more interested in you losing the contract maybe it’s because not only they get to keep your money that you use to buy the contract but they can sell the contract again to another franchisee for the same amount you bought the contract for if not more. And they continue to get their 15% cut a month. Sweet huh?! Please do an extensive research first especially the janitorial company. One important advice, DON’T GO AND SIGN UP WITH VANGUARD CLEANING SYSTEM !

rusty22 wrote:

Yes 10,000 they give you contracts you have to buy.+ they get 15% off the top on each one.They start you off ok ,then they swamp you with work.And you can’t do a proper job. You can only turn down two. After a time they go around and ask your customer if everything is ok,but they are trying to get them to change to a differant vanguard franchise so they can keep the money rolling in. You will never own the contract. And the mistery deductions never will they itemize.

cleaninglady wrote:

If you can turn away from this company- Do so! Not only the staff are very rude and unprofessional.. their only concern is getting their money. The Vanguard staff are nice in the beginning, until you buy their franchise and they’ll just don’t give a %&^8 anymore. My advice- buy mine! because, I want to get away from their @ss3S! lolz.

MiSTaHTeeZaH wrote:

I’ve been with vangaurd(TAMPA FL AREA) for about 4 years…They arent worth a Sh*t….They’re never on your side…takes them forever to get you to the volume you paid for…They deduct from you even if you dont have your full volume…They sale you CHEAP useless equipment for the most part…And they dont care if you get paid a fair amount on the buildings they bid on…(THEY BID EXTRA LOW)…so if you plan on hiring people on,dont deal with them because you wont be able to afford it…Also after they get your money that you needed to start up the franchise,its hard to catch up with them…i wish i would have stayed on my nine to five and kept my money where it was…I know there other things to invest in..

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56 Responses to “VANGUARD CLEANING SYSTEMS Franchise Scam Complaints”

  1. Vanguard Franchise says:

    VANGUARD CLEANING INDUSTRY IS LIKE PLAYING BLACK JACK 21 AT A CASINO THE HOUSE WILL WIN AND YOU WILL LOSE EVERY HAND EVERY TIME

  2. Vanguard Franchise says:

    VANGUARD, JAN-PRO, COVERALL, JANIKING AND EVERY SINGLE FRANCHISE CLEANING COMPANY THAT TELLS YOU THAT YOU NEED TO PAY IN ORDER TO JOIN THE CLEANING INDUSTRY IS SIMILAR TO A BOILEROOM, CASINO AND LIKE BUYING A LOTTERY TICKET… WHICH MEANS YOU WILL BE FUCKED OUT OF YOUR CASH… A GAME OF CHANCE… THEY WILL FUCK YOU FOR JOINING AND FUCK YOU WITH ROYALTY FEES OF 18 to 23 PERCENT AND FUCK YOU AGAIN WITH BUYING THEIR SUPPLIES AND FUCK YOU AGAIN WITH FINANCE CHARGES… AND THAT IS THEIR GAME FUCK AND SHAFT THE FRANCHISE AT EVERY FUCK’IN COST… SO IT IS THE FUCK YOU HARD FRANCHISE CLEANING INDUSTRY AND YOU WILL BE FUCKED YOUR HOLE WILL BE RIPPED OPEN LIKE A HORSE FUCKING THE SHIT OUT OF YOU WITH HIS 22 INCH COCK IN YOUR ASSHOLE… STAY AWAY FIND THE ACCOUNT YOURSELF

  3. Vanguard Franchise says:

    STAY THE FUCK AWAY… FROM FRANCHISE CLEANING ALL TO LOSE NOTHING TO GAIN

  4. CHANGE FOR THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO says:

    The franchise cleaning industry uses illicit business and quasi criminal fraudulent means to get customers.

    All of them are unlisted companies which means they have no vested interest in making money for their franchisees who join the business. Their own vested interest is to see that they make as much money as possible at the expense of the franchisees who will come out with significant losses. The losses of joining a cleaning franchise is that you will pay through the nose for the cleaning accounts CLIENTS. And you will be overworked and in some cases you will work so hard that you exhaust yourself and will in some cases have a physical breakdown and it will takes months to rehabilitate yourself from all the work you have done and receive little or no compensation meaning you will not see the money that you are to be paid for your hard work put into working and servicing your accounts. The losses are exponential and compound and you will get the royal shaft from the company you join be it STRATUS, JAN PRO, JANI KING, VANGUARD all the CLEANING FRANCHISE COMPANIES HAVE ONE VESTED INTEREST THAT IS TO BE VULTURES, WOLVES, PARASITES AND LEACHES – which means to suck the blood out of you to enrich themselves which means they are EMBEZZLERS AND KLEPTOCRATS and they have to be shut down by means of legislation being passed in the ONTARIO LEGISLATURE QUEEN’S PARK by having backbenchers, MPPs, MPs introduce a bill be it at the FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL or MUNICPAL LEVEL to protect the Franchisees a.k.a. the cleaners and to make sure that the cleaners are protected by unscrupulous illicit business tactics.

    Since in the United States in the state of Massachussetts the State Assembly introduced bills and laws to protect cleaners from being abused by their franchise company. The state of Massachussetts also sued THE FRANCHISE CLEANING COMPANIES in STATE COURT AND THE VERDICT WAS THAT THE FRANCHISE CLEANING COMPANIES ABUSED THEIR FRANCHISEES AND WERE FOUND GUILTY AND HAD TO PAY MONETARY COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SENTENCE AND PENALTY AND THE SAME THING SHOULD HAPPEN HERE IN ONTARIO. I HAVE CALLED THE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND THE DEPUTY MINIISTER AND HAVE ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE TO BE A MAJOR ISSUE FOR THE ELECTION OF JUNE 12, 2014. I HAVE LEFT MESSAGES WITH THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT AND HAVE TOLD MANY MAJOR PLAYERS IN GOVERNMENT AND LEFT MESSAGES WITH KATHLEEN WYNNE, TIM HUDAK, AND ANDREA HORWATH ABOUT THIS SEVERE PROBLEM.

    I WILL ALSO BE GOING TO SEE MY MPP FOR MY RIDING STEVEN DEL DUCA THIS WEEK TO HAVE LEGISLATION INTRODUCED BY HIM IN THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT THE FRANCHISEES FROM BEING FUCKED BY THE CLEANING FRANCHISE COMPANIES. THE TIME OF FUCKING AND ROYALLY SHAFT CLEANERS WHO WORK HARD AND ARE UNDERPAID IS OVER. THE STATE OF MASSACHUSSETTS WAS THE FIRST TO PROTECT CLEANERS VESTED INTEREST IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN CANADA THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO WILL BE THE FIRST TO PASS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF HARDWORKING CLEANERS. JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED AND JUSTICE YOU BET MY WORDS ON IT WILL PREVAIL FOR ALL THE CLEANERS THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.

  5. Tony says:

    I was a vanguard franchisee I didn’t have alot of success but don’t blame vanguard
    totaly there was a lot things that I could have did different I think that when things dont
    go the way you would have liked it to people are quick to blame others you might need to a good look at some of your own practices I plan on investing with them again.
    the way some of you people talk on this blog no wonder you had a bad experience with them you just like them they say you are what you see in others.

  6. Tameka Perdue says:

    In my experience as a franchisee with vanguard ( Birmingham, AL ) I have learned that this is not what you want to depend on to pay your bills this company belongs to the devil himself & will break you financially and physically that goes for all of the janitorial franchises you are not your own boss and you will definitely spend & lose more than you put in if you want to have a janitorial service its best that you get out and get it on your own.

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