City Wide Opens Tampa Bay Market

City Wide Maintenance, the country’s leading franchise opportunity designed for sales and management professionals, announces it has awarded its third franchise in the state of Florida. Now located in 25 markets with the single corporate location, City Wide is proud to welcome business partners John Duffy, Steve Howerton and David Otis as the new franchisees for City Wide Maintenance of Tampa Bay. Their exclusive territory encompasses all of the Tampa and St. Petersburg metropolitan areas.

“We are very excited to have such high energy, experienced professionals joining our team, any Franchisor would be excited about these three,” says Jeff Oddo, President of City Wide Franchise Company. “They all have experience in their focus, sales and operations, and are so excited to get started. We truly believe this business model will help them achieve the success they imagined before signing on to become a franchise owner.”

City Wide Franchise Company offers a professional sales and management franchise opportunity within the building maintenance industry. City wide utilizes a unique business model to cross-sell and deliver 20+ services to its commercial clients, including janitorial, carpet cleaning, window washing, parking lot maintenance and tenant improvement. This wide array of services gives each owner more than 20 different ways to open a door for potential business.

City Wide focuses exclusively on the professional, B2B market by capitalizing on the growing business trend of “outsourcing.” Auto-renewing contracts offer compounding growth within a virtually recession proof industry. The City Wide Franchise model requires few employees to operate the business and requires little to no inventory or equipment investment.

City Wide Maintenance was founded in Kansas City, MO by Frank Oddo in 1961 and is now a national organization with multiple franchise locations. Current President Jeff Oddo, second generation owner of the family business, began franchising the company’s business model in 2001.

City Wide is a national company with locations in Tucson AZ, San Diego CA, Orange County CA, Denver CO, Jacksonville FL, Orlando FL, Tampa Bay FL, West Palm Beach FL, Atlanta GA, Indianapolis IN, Boston MA, Minneapolis MN, St. Louis MO, Charlotte NC, Omaha NE, Cincinnati OH, Cleveland OH, Columbus OH, Spartanburg SC, Nashville TN, Austin, TX, Houston TX, San Antonio TX, Seattle WA and Lenexa KS.


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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