Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no.39 – Anago Cleaning Systems – US
Products & Services: Commercial cleaning
Number of Locations: 2,445
Total Investment: $11.18K – 66.84K
Began Franchising: 1991
David Povlitz first began offering cleaning services to commercial customers under the Anago name in 1989. The company, which began franchising in 1991, offers its services to customers throughout the United States. Franchises provide regularly scheduled office cleanings as well as periodic maintenance, such as carpet shampooing and window powerwashing.
Liquid Cash Available: $1,000 – $25,925
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).
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Judy Walker, vice president of marketing for Pampano Beach, Fla.-based Anago Cleaning Systems, said Tuesday the firm is looking for an investor to oversee future operations in the greater Wilmington area.
Walker said Anago officials currently have 35 master territories and more than 2,400 unit franchises throughout the U.S., Canada and Chile.
She said officials are looking for an investor to become its next exclusive master franchisee for its future Wilmington market, which would include New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin and Bladen counties.
“The master franchisee would purchase the territory, and would sell unit franchises to people looking to start their own cleaning business,” Walker said. “They wouldn’t be involved in the actual cleaning.”
Walker said the master owner would also be responsible for securing contracts, and opening an office in the area to run the new operation.
“Our ideal candidate would be a white-collar individual with sales and marketing background or a previous cleaning business,” she said. “They would need to have the ability to monitor a staff of people, and unit franchisees that they would put to work.”
Walker said it would cost $39,000 to purchase the Wilmington territory, but added the future owner would need roughly $100,000 to $150,000 in liquid capital to help with startup costs of a new office and staff.