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About Anago

David Povlitz, Founder of Anago Cleaning Systems, owned and operated a commercial cleaning business in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan for over 15 years. He obtained several blue-chip cleaning contracts, such as the Pontiac Silverdome and the million square foot McNamara office building. He realized the need for an organized work order program and created one, along with a marketing and sales program to ensure growth. He perfected these systems when he moved to South Florida in 1989 and Anago was born.

The name Anago is derived from the Greek-Latin term "anagogue", meaning to guide or uplift. Anago was founded with that principle - to guide and uplift the lives of our Master and Unit Franchisees to achieve success.

By 1991, Povlitz was offering individuals the chance for franchise business ownership through Anago's Unit Franchise program. In 1999, the first Master Franchise was sold, and continued growth has led Anago Cleaning Systems to achieve over 40 Master Franchise locations and over 1,700 Unit Franchisees across the U.S. and internationally. Dave Povlitz's philosophy is to be the best franchise system, the best commercial cleaning service and the best company for people to realize their dream of business ownership.

David Povlitz

Chairman & Founder

David leads you on his journey founding Anago Cleaning Systems and creating the Anago roadmap to success. Our franchisees have found inspiration in David's story, and have found success themselves with our system, creating generational wealth of their own.

The Anago Master Franchise Advantage

Anago is the top choice for entrepreneurs and the Anago Master Franchise gives you what other franchise concepts can not. Commercial cleaning is stable, not trend driven, and requires a human element which can't be outsourced to another country. It's also incredibly recession resistant as there are always businesses open and in need of cleaning.

Generational Wealth

Build a business with residual income and unlimited growth potential that can be passed down to future generations.

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You're the Franchisor

Be the CEO of your own franchising company while securing contracts and selling your own Unit Franchises to service those contracts.

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Only One Required

Unlike other franchise models where you need to purchase multiple units to make any money, all you need is one Master Franchise to build an empire.

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Minimal Overhead

You only need a small office and few employees to get started on your road to success. No major real estate investment or construction needed.

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Our Mission & Values

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 their clients. Anago Cleaning Systems' comprehensive systems and people work together to guarantee success for our Franchise Owners, as well as total satisfaction for their clients.

Take a listen as David Povlitz, Chairman and Founder of Anago Cleaning Systems, shares how he always knew he was an entrepreneur at heart. In that spirit, David pursued his dream by building a world-class commercial cleaning franchise.

  • 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
  • 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

The Anago Team

At Anago, it's all about the people. Anago’s Executive Team brings over 150 years of combined experience in the franchised janitorial industry to assist you in every aspect of growing your Master Franchise. Our Corporate Support Team is always available to assist in any way possible.

David R. Povlitz

Chairman & Founder

Mr. Povlitz is the founder of Anago International, Inc., (AII) the predecessor to Anago Franchising, Inc., (AFI) and Anago Cleaning Systems (ACS) the parent company to AFI. Mr. Povlitz began his career in the building maintenance field by first founding Professional Building Maintenance, Inc. a janitorial service company in Detroit, Michigan in 1974 and developed many of the cleaning methods used by Anago today. In 1990, he began franchising those methods in Florida through AII. In 1995, he formed AFI to sell Master Franchises nationally throughout the US. Mr. Povlitz is also the owner of the Master Franchise, Anago of South Florida.

Adam D. Povlitz CFE, ICE

CEO & President

Mr. Povlitz joined AFI in September 2009 and has served as AFI and ACS's President since April 2015 and was appointed their CEO in May 2018. Previously, he was appointed Director of Human Resources / Franchise Development in January 2010. In September 2010 he was appointed Vice President - Operations. In 2013 Mr. Povlitz was promoted to Executive Vice President and in April 2015, he was appointed President. Prior to joining Anago, he was employed by IBM Corporation as the Growth Initiatives & Expense Analyst. Mr. Povlitz also holds an MBA from the University of Miami and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Nova Southeastern University. He is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) and an ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standards Expert (ICE).

Judy Walker CFE

Senior Vice President

Mrs. Walker joined AFI in August 2001 and became Director of Franchise Marketing in 2002. She was appointed Vice President - Marketing in February, 2005. Mrs. Walker started with AFI in 1994 and became head of the telemarketing department in August 1994. In April 1998, she became Director of Telemarketing for the South Florida Master Franchise. Previously, she was Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing for Windows on the World Restaurant in New York City. Mrs. Walker holds a Master of Science in Education from Wagner College, is a Certified Franchise Executive, and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Juan Catoni CFE, ICE

Vice President, Franchise Operations

Mr. Catoni was appointed Vice President of Franchise Operations in 2014. He started with Anago of South Florida in September, 1995, as an Operations Manager. He became Director of Operations in 1998 for the South Florida Master Franchise, and was promoted to the position of Regional Director in 2002, and also Anago of the Treasure Coast from May 2007-2013. He received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the "Instituto de Diseno Caracas", Caracas, Venezuela and is an ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standards Expert. Mr. Catoni is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.

Lisa Ritenour CFE

Vice President, Internal Operations

Mrs. Ritenour has served as our Compliance Banking Officer since January 2010 and our Director of Financial Systems / Human Resource Manager since September 2012. In January 2013 Mrs. Ritenour was appointed Vice President of Internal Operations. Mrs. Ritenour has also served as a Director of Anago of South Florida since January 2006 and served in that company's Operations and Accounting Department from 2000 through 2010. Mrs. Ritenour holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Everest University.

Anago has been ranked the #1 Janitorial Franchise by