Be Your Own Boss and Build a Legacy Business with City Wide

Your investment in a business can also be an investment in your family. In fact, it’s why many entrepreneurs decide to invest in a franchise with a sibling, spouse, or child. Owning a City Wide franchise is not only building a future for yourself, but it’s also building a future for your family and generations to come.

“I have been blessed in my life,” said Jeff Oddo, president of City Wide Franchise. “Sharing our business model with others, improving the lives of countless people, and providing countless other families with the American dream we have built is a wonderful gift to share.”

When you go into business for legacy reasons, what makes it different? Instead of just thinking ahead to the next quarter, many City Wide owners are thinking of the next generation. They are thinking about strategies that put clients first and emphasize social responsibility so they build a foundation of success for generations to come. And to top it all off, City Wide’s client-centric business model offers an opportunity to achieve your lifestyle goals while balancing professional and personal needs.

“What appealed to us about City Wide was the opportunity to work together and build a family business,” said Alan Matheson, co-owner of City Wide of Central Pennsylvania. “No corporate bosses, no long-distance travel, and the freedom to be there for our children.”

Even more, franchisees are able to build their sales and management teams. This is key for a franchisee so they can meet their lifestyle goals while capturing their fair share of the market and building a sustainable legacy business.

Generating more than $250 million in systemwide revenue in 2018, City Wide is on pace to have another record year. In fact, the brand recently opened locations in Southwest Ontario; Fort Myers, FL; and Columbia, SC, in addition to signing agreements to open locations in Winston-Salem, NC; Knoxville, TN; Washington D.C./Maryland; and Westchester-Bronx, NY. Entrepreneurially-spirited individuals interested in owning a City Wide franchise should have a business-to-business background focused on sales, management, and operations experience.

Curious what others have to say about being a City Wide franchisee? Check out our testimonials that speak volumes.

Learn more about how the City Wide model could be your next professional step.

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Success Stories

Having had the opportunity to be part of the City Wide Home Office, selling City Wide for eight years, I would share this view: My advice is simple on how you can be a success owning a City Wide Franchise. First, find a great partner with a work ethic you admire. Keep the message simple and be relentless at sales. Find the spot where you are uncomfortable and be there often. Choose to do the work in sales because it is difficult. This is where you will find both a passion for the business model and an addiction.

success story of Jennifer Slansky Jennifer SlanskyCo-Owner, City Wide of Portland, a woman-owned business

Much like the saying, “dreams come true, not free,” City Wide offered me the opportunity to chase a dream to build a business for my family though hard work and perseverance. The fruits of that hard work have not only created a profitable and growing family legacy business but, more importantly, the platform for us to improve the quality of life of our employees’ families as well as to give back in a meaningful way to our middle Tennessee community. The ceiling is high for those who want to chase their dream

success story of Tim Akers Tim AkersOwner – City Wide Maintenance of Nashville

Jeff and I saw firsthand through my work for City Wide Franchise Corporate how this business can provide real wealth opportunities for us; there is no greater endorsement than a former employee who decides to buy a franchise from the company! With City Wide, we get to make a difference in our community, not just for ourselves and our family, but for our clients and our team. The work is rewarding because we believe in what we are doing for our clients every day.

success story of Meredith Cimino Meredith Cimino Co-Owner, City Wide Maintenance of Omaha

What appealed to us about City Wide was the opportunity to work together and build a family business. No corporate bosses, no long distance travel, and the freedom to be there for our children when we want. Personal effort is directly rewarded with results and as you grow you get to share that success with an ever-growing team of direct staff, independent contractors, and happy clients.

success story of Alan Matheson Alan MathesonCo-Owner – City Wide of Central Pennsylvania

I fell in love with the Home Office team. I believed in the concept of the model. I loved the team’s professionalism, enthusiasm, integrity, ethics and, most importantly, family values. When we left [Discovery Day] I was scared we would not be selected. We were so excited when we got the call that we had been. It has been the best decision we have ever made for our family.

success story of Naila Matheson Naila MathesonCo-Owner – City Wide of Central Pennsylvania
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