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Anago Cleaning Systems, a commercial cleaning franchise with over 45 master franchises and over 1,700-unit franchises throughout the U.S. and Canada, announced in a press release that it was named a a top 100 game-changing franchise of 2020. The recognition comes from Franchise Dictionary Magazine, a franchise publication offering prospective franchise owners informative and educational analysis of the franchising industry.

“Anago Cleaning Systems is honored by this recognition for its resiliency and continued franchise growth during these troubling times,” said Adam Povlitz, CEO & President of Anago Cleaning Systems. “We’ve learned through the Great Recession of 2007-08 and the COVID-19 pandemic that many people seek alternative revenue streams that have proven to be profitable during uncertain times. Commercial cleaning concepts like Anago that are built on innovation, technology, and passion have demonstrated their resiliency through these hard times.”

Anago reports that not only has commercial cleaning franchising recovered, but it’s growing based on several indicators. First, the number of franchises leads the company received in the early months of the pandemic reached 187 percent (compared to the same months, 2019).  At the same time, franchise openings increased by nearly 20 percent. 

“The most impressive growth indicator we’ve seen is the increase in systemwide specialty services from existing clients,” said Povlitz. “Starting in March 2020, there was a steady increase reaching 170 percent at its three-month apex. These specialty services include add-ons to standard cleaning contract services, including disinfecting and sanitizing services.”