City Wide Opens New Territory Serving the Greater Chicagoland Area

Local Entrepreneur Launches Building Maintenance Management Company

 

CHICAGO  – Building maintenance in the Greater Chicagoland area is about to be redefined.

City Wide, America’s premier building maintenance Management Company, today announced the opening of a new office serving commercial properties throughout Illinois. Local building owners and property management companies now have access to a single-source solution for all of their building maintenance needs.

“The bottom line is that commercial property owners and property management companies need our help,” said Jim Hughes, president of City Wide of Illinois. “Our clients appreciate that we remove their daily building maintenance obstacles by providing solutions that allow them to focus on their core business. Our services are tailored to fit the needs of our clients’ buildings, tenants and budgets. This includes everything from routine maintenance to seasonal upkeep. That is why we are the best in the business.”

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 service providers and alliance partners, including floor care, window washing, janitorial supplies, parking lot maintenance and several others. Taking the onus off 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.

“Building owners and management teams have an incredible amount of responsibility on their plate. City Wide sits on the same side of the table as our clients. We’re the experts in property services who take away the stress of the daily minutiae of maintaining their property, and we do it in a professional manner,” explains Hughes. “We become an extension of our client’s management team to ensure every job goes above and beyond expectations and allows them to stay within their budget.”

Prior to launching City Wide of Illinois, Hughes built a successful career in the financial services industry that spanned more than two decades. Holding top executive level positions with American National Bank, TCF Bank, National City, PNC Bank and the Bank Administration Institute, Hughes made a name for himself in the retail banking and small business banking industries. He hopes to leverage his extensive experience in sales and customer service to achieve success in his new role with City Wide.

Beyond the loyalty it builds with clients, City Wide plays an important role within the local economies it serves by putting business back into the community. Smaller, independent and locally owned maintenance companies pair up with City Wide, benefitting from the professional demeanor City Wide brings to the table with its clients.

For more information about City Wide of Illinois and the services it offers, please visit www.gocitywide.com, e-mail jhughes@gocitywide.com or call (630)-457-1123.

About City Wide

Founded in 1961, City Wide has become synonymous with building maintenance in its home Kansas City market and the 30-plus U.S. regions where it has grown through franchising since 1999. A single-source solution for all building maintenance services, City Wide contracts with independent service providers to give clients access to dozens of interior and exterior services. City Wide simplifies the maintenance matters that mean most to building owners, operators and management companies, easing the time, stress and resources typically required to oversee an entire facility.

For more information about City Wide’s services, please visit www.gocitywide.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. 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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