Founder, Frank Oddo, Featured in Thinking Bigger Business Media

When Frank Oddo founded City Wide in 1961, he saw the Lenexa-based cleaning company as a temporary solution for employment after he graduated from college.

Instead, City Wide became his career—and a company that generates nearly $100 million in annual revenue. Each night, City Wide cleans nearly 100 million square feet of commercial space across the country.

And that’s not to say that janitorial services are City Wide’s only specialty. The business has evolved several times over the years, from selling cleaning supplies to offering building maintenance to transforming into a professional management company.

One of the biggest changes came after son Jeff took the reins and franchised the City Wide concept. Today, there are 34 cities with City Wide franchises, and the Oddos are working to triple the company’s reach by establishing locations in New York, New Jersey and Los Angeles. // www.gocitywide.com

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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 [Discover 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

I have been blessed in my life. Sharing our business model with others, improving the lives of countless people, and providing 142 other families with the American dream we have built is a wonderful gift to share.

success story of Jeff Oddo Jeff OddoPresident - City Wide Franchise

What I love about this business is I am doing the same thing I was doing in corporate America, but now I am building a business for myself. Repeat contracts, no hourly employees, no more travel, in control of my own destiny… somebody pinch me!

success story of John Duffy John DuffyOwner - City Wide Maintenance of Tampa Bay
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