City Wide Maintenance of Colorado Celebrates Its Sixth Consecutive Appearance in the INC. 500 | 5000

September 17, 2012 – Braata, Inc., parent company of local facilities maintenance company City Wide Maintenance of Colorado, has ranked in the 2012 Inc. 5000 survey of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Braata, which was founded by local entrepreneurs Scott Brown and Doug Brown in 2002, has ranked every year since 2007.

As reported and ranked by Inc. Magazine, Braata, Inc. has enjoyed a 16% growth in sales in the past three years, earning it a rank of 4,678 of the 5,000 fastest growing U.S. companies.

“This recognition is evidence of Doug’s leadership and the Team’s commitment to providing the very best customer service, which has allowed our Colorado operation to retain customers and grow as one of the fastest private companies in the country,” says co-founder Scott Brown. “This is particularly significant given the economic conditions present during this achievement. Doug and his team are creating jobs and making a huge difference.”

The Inc. magazine survey ranks U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent companies. The 2012 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2012.

About City Wide Maintenance of Colorado

City Wide Maintenance of Colorado is a locally owned facility maintenance company. City Wide manages maintenance services for commercial properties in greater Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and the surrounding Front Range area.

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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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