City Wide Maintenance Earns Spot on Ingram’s 2018 ‘Best Companies to Work For’

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City Wide Maintenance, the nation’s premier building management company, announced todayits spot on Ingram’s Magazine’s “Best Companies to Work For” in 2018.

The esteemed list recognizes workplaces of the highest quality in the Greater Kansas City area, whose management practices, educational and advancement opportunities, benefits and spirit of teamwork set them apart from thousands of other companies throughout the region.

Headquartered in Lenexa, City Wide was praised for providing dual benefits of a small-business atmosphere and a national support organization. At the corporate level, the team finds value in the culture of entrepreneurship with high expectations, as well as the strong emphasis on coaching and career development support.

“Workplace culture and employee happiness are at our core, so we couldn’t be more honored to achieve this recognition from Ingram’s,” said Willie Ramirez, Director of People and Culture for City Wide Maintenance. “We’re constantly monitoring our staff’s engagement and implementing ways to increase their satisfaction and overall quality of life. From anniversary award programs to improving our medical benefits, our goal is to take exceptional care of those who continue to move our company forward.”

At City Wide, employees find unparalleled peer support and an organization entirely supportive of professional development and success. Employee excellence is featured at monthly scorecard meetings, encouraged with employee-generated recognition and reward programs, and celebrated with annual and occasional events and awards.

Ingram’s only awarded this honor to 12 companies total, and City Wide is only one of four in the mid-size companies category,” said Jeff Oddo, President of City Wide Maintenance. “We are extremely honored, and I’m so proud of and thankful for our wonderful employees who provide us with the feedback to implement great programs that make us what we are today.”

On a national level, City Wide has made a name for itself in major U.S. cities by streamlining commercial facilities and maintenance management of more than 20 services through a collection of independent contractors and vendor partners, including floor care, window washing, janitorial service and supplies, parking lot maintenance, and many others.

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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. Chose 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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