Longstanding Franchisee Boasts 15 Years with the City Wide Family

With an entrepreneurial spirit and an eagerness to have something to call his own, Chris Duncan opened City Wide Maintenance of Columbus in 2003. Now, 15 years later, Chris is ready to renew his ownership and continue to grow with the City Wide family. 

“It’s an honor to have owned my City Wide location for more than 15 years, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to continue to provide the diverse building maintenance services that City Wide offers to the Columbus area,” said Chris Duncan, owner and president of City Wide Maintenance of Columbus. “Life-long, raving fans come from hard work and exceeding client expectations – and that philosophy will continue to be my guiding principle as I run my City Wide location.” 

Prior to launching his City Wide business, Chris owned and operated an oil and gas company alongside his two brothers for 11 years. Upon making the difficult decision to sell their family-owned business, Chris was ready to invest in a new industry where he could leverage his more than a decade of business ownership experience and his passion for helping others in order to grow his entrepreneurial portfolio. 

Chris was instantly attracted to City Wide’s proven business model and similar subcontracting structure to his former business. Within days of discovering the franchise, Chris knew that City Wide was the new opportunity he was searching for. 

Today, City Wide Maintenance of Columbus has become one of the premier companies in the building maintenance industry. With his decision to renew his ownership, Chris will continue to serve a robust clientele and deliver outstanding service every day. 

Entrepreneurially-spirited individuals interested in owning a City Wide franchise should have a business to business background focused on sales, management and operations experience. 

Learn more about how you can be part of the growing City Wide family. 

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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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