City Wide Named In Franchise Times Top 200+ List

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City Wide announced today that it has been named to Franchise Times Top 200+ list, which is an exclusive ranking of the 500 largest franchises. Based on the company’s worldwide system sales and number of locations, City Wide has been rated number 243 alongside the largest franchises in its industry. This is City Wide’s seventh consecutive time on the list, with continual upward movement in the rankings since its first appearance at number 322 in 2012.

This recognition validates the tremendous growth the company has experienced in the past year. In 2017, the brand generated $206.5 million in sales and welcomed eleven new franchise owners. Today, City Wide has more than 55 offices open nationwide.

“With every incredible milestone such as this, we are honored and inspired to reflect on our success in the building management industry,” said Jeff Oddo, CEO and president of Kansas City-based City Wide Maintenance and Franchise. “This ranking proves our leadership team and franchise team are stronger than ever, and we have the stamina to keep this momentum going. As we put more locations on the map, we’re strengthening our position in the commercial cleaning field and providing more value to facility managers, property managers, and business owners across the nation.”

Using a combination of companies’ voluntary reports and the most recent franchise disclosure documents, the Franchise Times Top 200+ is an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States by global systemwide sales, based on the previous year’s performance. The project is the outcome of a five-month research and reporting effort each year that results in the most credible and objective franchise ranking available.

To qualify for the ranking, companies must be a legal United States franchise, with its headquarters based in the United States, or at least 10 percent of their total units located in the country. Franchisees must also own at least 15 percent of the company’s total units. The 200 franchises with the top global systemwide sales, including total sales for both franchise and company units, receive the highest rankings.

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 in-house technicians and a collection of independent contractors and vendor partners, including janitorial, handyman services, parking lot maintenance among others. Taking the onus from building owners and property management companies that typically have to choose separate companies for each task, City Wide eases the selection and management processes for its clients.

Entrepreneurially spirited individuals interested in owning a City Wide franchise should have the ability to invest $200,000 to $365,000, which includes working capital and a typical franchise and territory fee of $90,000.

For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit: www.citywidefranchise.com.

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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. 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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