City Wide Celebrates Its Best Revenue Year Yet at Annual Convention

2019 Chairman’s Club Winners
2019 Chairman’s Club Winners

City Wide Maintenance franchisees and other team members from across the nation recently attended the brand’s 16th annual franchise convention and awards ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley. 

Throughout the three-day convention, themed “Believe It. Achieve It,” City Wide franchisees were inspired to find their “why” by embracing the company’s “why:” to make a positive impact on the people City Wide serves, so its ripple effect is far and wide.

Additionally, several transformative company-wide updates were presented, such as an innovative plan to incorporate more technology into the brand’s CRM system to better manage client contracts, monthly billing and independent contractor relationships.

“Every year, our goal is to provide timely, quality content that can grow our franchisees’ teams and business profitably, all while creating a place to connect with peers, share best practices, and have fun,” saidJeff Oddo, president of City Wide. “In City Wide’s 58 years, we’ve created a viable franchise business model that is making waves in the building maintenance industry…so much so that 100 percent of the system just came off of their best revenue year ever. There’s an abundance of exciting developments happening this year, and with a push toward continuous learning and process improvement, we’re not slowing down any time soon.”

Making City Wide’s ripple even more impactful, this year’s convention incorporated a charitable giveback component for a local nonprofit. Franchisees, their employees, sponsors and home office employees made generous cash and check contributions, totaling $12,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.  

Generating more than $250 million in systemwide revenue in 2018, City Wide continues to expand its footprint nationally and into Canada. Entrepreneurially-spirited individuals interested in owning a City Wide franchise should have a business to business background focused on sales, management and operations experience.


Success Stories

I feel very blessed to be part of this business. The thing that is amazing about this franchise model and system that I don’t think any of us foresaw was the scaleability. The scaleability makes all the difference. This is everything I liked about corporate America without all the micromanagement that I hated. You can listen to our Franchisee “Z” Call where I discuss this and more by clicking on this YouTube link:

success story of David Otis David OtisCity Wide Facility Solutions operating in Metro Atlanta

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 AkersCity Wide Facility Solutions operating in Nashville, TN

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 Erickson Meredith Cimino EricksonCity Wide Facility Solutions operating in Omaha, NE

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 MathesonCity Wide Facility Solutions operating in 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 MathesonCity Wide Facility Solutions operating in Central Pennsylvania
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