Anago Cleaning Systems Selected as a USA Today – Franchising Today Top Franchises for Veterans

Industry-Leading Commercial Cleaning Franchise Continues to Play Prominent Role in Cleaning Segment

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Anago Cleaning Systems (Anago), a leading commercial cleaning franchise with more than 2,400 locations throughout the U.S. and internationally, was named one of the Top 50 Franchises for Veterans by the World Franchising Network. The honor was published in the fourth annual USA Today – Franchising Today issue on June 21, 2013.

“We are thrilled by our inclusion in this year’s USA Today – Franchising Today selection,” said David Povlitz, Chairman of Anago and a veteran himself. “We believe our unique tiered system of Master and Unit franchisees translates very well for veterans who are looking at the next stage of their careers. For veterans, Anago offers a professional platform, where they can operate as business owners and service specific target areas.”

According to the report, the World Franchising Network “asked over 3,000 franchisors to return a questionnaire that detailed the involvement of military veterans in their programs and the ‘discounts’ they are offered in terms of initial investment, franchise fees, and on-going royalties.” There were 50 selected as recipients of the prestigious award – Anago being one of them.

The goal was to provide information about the franchising opportunity to help advance military veterans within organizations, and Anago’s award recognition presents additional exposure of the company’s aim to specifically target the veteran community. With an average Master Franchise cost of $39,000, Anago offers a viable option for veterans, particularly those who are unfamiliar with commercial cleaning, but know how to run a successful operation. In fact, in addition to VetFran discounts offered to veterans who open an Anago franchise, Povlitz even launched the $250,000 Veteran Franchise Fund, an initiative to help more veterans enter business ownership. This initiative is supported by its plan to award Master Franchise opportunities to 20 military veterans in the next 20 months, where the potential exists to add more than 500 jobs to local economies throughout the United States.

With a low cost of entry, veterans can even join the Anago system as a Unit Franchisee, with initial investment starting for as little as $1,000 down, depending on program size. Just recently, Anago was ranked 7th on a list of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Home Based Franchises for its Unit Franchise opportunity.

“These recognitions show individuals that the Anago franchise model appeals to many different groups of people, who can find long-term success in the ever-growing, 100 billion dollar commercial cleaning industry,” Povlitz added.

Since its inception in 1989, Anago has continued to build new relationships within the industry, quickly becoming one of the most recognized names in commercial cleaning. The company continues to produce new income streams for both Master and Unit Franchisees, positioning itself on the fast track record for growth, opening more than 400 locations in the past two years.

Anago plans to expand its Master Franchise territories into additional states around the country including California, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, as well as many other large markets in the country.


Anago Cleaning Systems is a commercial cleaning franchise system supporting over 30 Master Franchises and 2,400 individual franchisees in the U.S. and internationally. After years of refining procedures and creating duplicable systems created in his large commercial cleaning service, David Povlitz founded Anago in 1989 to help other entrepreneurs open their cleaning businesses. Today, its program sets the standard in U.S. commercial cleaning. Anago was ranked the 10th fastest-growing franchise and #39 on the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur magazine in 2013, and ranked by Franchise Business Review as one of the best franchises in franchisee satisfaction. Inc. Magazine has also listed Anago as one of the top privately-held companies in the U.S. For further information, visit its website or