Our Mission: Our Franchisees. Their Success.

    “Fifteen years before establishing Anago Cleaning Systems, I owned and operated a commercial cleaning business in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Prior to obtaining several blue chip cleaning contracts, namely the Pontiac Silverdome and the million square foot McNamara office building, our management team realized the need for an organized work order system.

    Once in place, our ability to focus on the detail cleaning surrounding our work order program produced not only some of the finest cleaning in our industry, but with an efficiency that increased our worker productivity enabling us to generate additional profits. The team further developed a marketing and sales program which insured our business growth.

    Integrating these proven systems into your Anago Franchise assures you of a basic comfort level to achieve your dreams as a successful business owner.”

    —David Povlitz, Chairman & Founder

    “Since 1989 Anago’s name has been synonymous with janitorial franchise excellence in service to our Franchise Owners, as well as their clients. Anago franchise systems are tried, tested, and have proven successful. Over the years, Anago has consistently refined its programs to create cleaning procedures that set the standard for the commercial cleaning industry nationwide.

    Take a first hand look at our comprehensive orientation programs and you will be self assured of your success as an Anago Franchise Owner. We have achieved this excellence because of our dedication, and I invite you to visit an Anago office to see first-hand where caring about our Franchise Owners is a way of life. As a former Anago Master Franchise Owner, I have personally experienced this exceptional support. The Anago team of professionals is always available to assist you in your success. Our years of experience enable us to provide you with the support necessary to grow and manage your business.

    As Anago Cleaning Systems continues to grow at an even faster pace, you will see for yourself that we will do all that is necessary to support our Franchise Owners. Anago Cleaning Systems’ road to success is there for you to travel as well.”

    —Terry Mollica, President

    Corporate Profile

    Derived from the Greek-Latin term “anagoge”, meaning to guide or uplift, Anago Cleaning Systems was founded by David Povlitz who established our company after owning a cleaning business for over 15 years in Detroit, Michigan.

    Realizing the benefits of the recession-resistant commercial cleaning industry, Povlitz began our franchise organization in South Florida by offering individuals the chance for business ownership through Anago Cleaning Systems’ janitorial franchises. By 1995, the first Master Franchise was sold, and continued growth has led Anago Cleaning Systems to achieve over 30 master franchise offices with over 2,000 janitorial franchises across the nation.

    This significant growth is attributed to Anago Cleaning Systems’ fundamental philosophies as stated in the vision, mission, and values of our organization.


    Our vision is to be the very best in all aspects of our services while being the superior choice of our clients by providing a clean, safe, and healthy environment.


    As the name Anago implies, our mission is to “lift up” our Franchise Owners to achieve financial freedom and security, as they provide superior service to our clients. Anago Cleaning Systems’ comprehensive systems and people work together to guarantee success for our Franchise Owners, as well as total satisfaction for our clients.


    The values of Anago Cleaning Systems define the core principles of the company – the Seven Unifying Principles:

    • Believe in people
    • Have personal and professional integrity
    • Give people the opportunity for advancement
    • Promote training and education
    • Reserve the right to make mistakes
    • Provide a sense of achievement and enjoyment
    • Manage with goals

    Our Franchise Growth

    Since our establishment in 1989, Anago Cleaning Systems has experienced significant growth in the franchise industry, predominantly in the last ten years. With 73 total franchises by the late 1990s, our organization currently has over 2,000 Janitorial Franchise Owners nationwide.

    Ranked as the 10th Fastest Growing Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine in 2013 (as well as 5th Fastest of 2010 and 2011), Anago Cleaning Systems is ahead of the competition due to the availability of profitable markets throughout the nation.

    Franchise Business Review recognizes the Top 50 Franchise Companies by presenting the prestigious Franchisee Satisfaction Award. As active participants of this annual study, Anago Cleaning Systems has consistently been the recipient of this award in recognition of a system that truly represents the best franchise opportunities in the marketplace.

    Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Top Award Winner Year After Year
    Ranked in Inc 5000's fastest growing private companies in 2011
    Ranked by the National Minority Franchising Initiative in top 50 franchises for minorities, as seen in USA Today
    Top 50 Franchise for 2012, Franchise Business Review
    Ranked as Top 50 Franchises for Veterans
    Franchise Business Review Top 100 Franchise for Veterans
    Military Friendly Franchise