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Anago: The Story Behind the Name


When David Povlitz started this company back in 1989, he had complete clarity of mind regarding his mission. Though the end goal was to ensure commercial buildings stayed consistently clean and disinfected, Povlitz’ driving mission was to help others achieve financial freedom and security by becoming business owners themselves.

According to Povlitz, it’s one thing to work a steady job, but it’s something else entirely to be your own boss and work for yourself. So, he built this company in a three-tiered franchise structure, enabling executive-level experts to build their own empires, and supporting everyday men and women in becoming small business owners within the commercial cleaning industry.

The Perfect Name

Povlitz spent weeks trying to decide what to name his company. He wanted something strong and unique—something truly meaningful. Soon enough, he came across “anagogue.”

The name Anago is derived from the Greek-Latin term "anagogue," meaning to guide or uplift. It was a perfect fit. This was the exact mission that Povlitz was so passionate about—guiding and uplifting the lives of all Anago franchise owners, allowing them to achieve a level of success that would not just meet their own financial needs, but also benefit their families for generations to come.

Hear from Anago Founder David Povlitz himself on how he came to find the Anago name, and everything it represents!

Putting Words Into Practice

With the Anago name secured, Povlitz got to work writing out the company values that he and his employees would spend the next 3+ decades working hard to honor. In the end, he identified 7 unifying principles that clearly tie back to the Anago mission, standing above all else within the company culture:

  1. Believe in People

  2. Have Personal and Professional Integrity

  3. Give People the Opportunity for Advancement

  4. Promote Training and Education

  5. Reserve the Right to Make Mistakes

  6. Provide a Sense of Achievement and Enjoyment

  7. Manage With Goals

Even now, Anago employees and franchise owners—more commonly referred to as the Anago family—live up to these principles, helping each other grow and prosper. And as we continually guide and uplift one another, the Anago brand continues to grow and succeed as well.

Inspired Service for Clients

This franchise structure all but ensures excellent service to all Anago Cleaning Systems clients. Everyone knows, when you own something yourself, you take better care of it. So imagine how well our franchise owners take care of their businesses and therefore their clients’ businesses! They know that their punctuality, hard work, and attention to detail are direct drivers toward their clients’ satisfaction. With tools and guidance from their regional office, Anago Franchisees have everything they need to provide excellent service to their commercial cleaning clients.

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The Leaders in Franchised
Commercial Cleaning Services

  • High-Touch
    Anago Franchisees prioritize the disinfection of all frequently touched areas.
  • Electrostatic
    Hospital-grade spray process used to eliminate up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria.
  • Comprehensive
    Detail Cleaning
    A thorough, in-depth cleaning of one specific area or your entire office.
  • Emergency
    Franchise owners are available 24/7 for any emergency clean-up needed.

Anago Protection+ Disinfection® Plans

Keep your employees, family, and guests safe from COVID-19 with three Enhanced Disinfecting Plans all backed with the Anago Total Satisfaction Guarantee.

All Plans Available as Both Single and Recurring Services


  • Restrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby Chairs
  • Doorknobs / Frames
  • Push / Pull Areas
  • Light Switches
  • Copiers and Printers
  • Conference Rooms
  • Public Counters
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Handrails


Our Most Popular Plan!

Includes Everything in the BLUE plan AND...

  • All Chairs
  • Desks
  • Workstations
  • Phones
  • Keyboards
  • Computer Mice
  • Cubicles
  • Doors


The Ultimate Clean!

Includes Everything in the ORANGE plan AND...

  • Electrostatic spray of all surfaces with EPA grade disinfectant and includes all surfaces and hard to reach areas

All plans include EPA Grade disinfectants and Microfiber Technology
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30 Years of Superior Commercial Cleaning

The Anago Advantage

The Leaders in Franchise Commercial Cleaning Services

Running a car dealership can be a demanding job. From managing high-value products, running a large staff, and making sure customers are cared for, the last thing you want to do is worry about cleaning. That's where Anago comes in! Anago's skilled franchisees provide comprehensive commercial cleaning for auto dealerships to make sure your customers stay impressed.

Anago Franchise owners have extensive experience handling flooring. Because of the high foot traffic, floors in an auto dealership are the first to attract dirt and marks. They use state-of-the-art equipment to polish and clean flooring of all kinds, including wood, concrete, laminate, and more.

Don't trust your car dealership to just anyone. Consider Anago Franchise owners as partners in your success. They handle the dirty work so you can focus on what truly matters - running your dealership. With customized packages, you can rest assured you receive the exact services you want without fear of being oversold.

Hear What Our Franchisees' Customers Are Saying About Anago Cleaning Systems

Anago looked at our cleaning needs and created a custom program for us while also saving us money.

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Cleaning Plans

Maintaining a spotless dealership is hard work. Our franchisees are incredibly meticulous and are always sure to leave every workspace sparkling. Anago franchisees know that every business has different needs, and that is why they customize a cleaning plan for each of their customers. They want to be sure that your dealership gets all of the services it needs and none of the services it doesn’t. They respect how valuable your time and money are, so they will never waste them on unnecessary services.

The Anago Process

Hospital-Grade Disinfectants

Our top-quality disinfectants and sterilizers help maintain health codes and regulations. They are used to eliminate bacteria and fungi, as well as kill disease-causing organisms.

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HEPA-Filtration Vacuums

A HEPA-powered vacuum removes smaller dust particles that other vacuums miss, reduces the allergens in the air from vacuuming, and creates less noise than a traditional vacuum.

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Color-Coded Microfiber Cloths

All Anago Franchisees use microfiber cloths in specific colors to avoid cross-contamination, while also providing a more effective clean. These hypo-allergenic cloths pick up microbes that cotton cloths tend to miss, and are also non-abrasive to delicate surfaces.

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Anti-Drip Flathead Mop

Our anti-drip flathead mops help floors dry faster, reducing slip and falls, while also reducing overall water usage. By reducing repeated use of dirty water we lower cross contamination resulting in cleaner floors.

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