Our philosophy starts with our owner, Jeff Oddo, who is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of as many members of the City Wide community as possible. We call this our ripple effect which impacts our franchisees, our clients, our contractors, our vendors and our employees.
Today our organization’s mission is fully committed to helping our community members be the very best they can be by saving time and solving problems for all.
Jeff chose franchising because of a sincere desire to help others.
“I wanted to franchise the concept because I wanted to move from being ‘financially successful to ‘eternally significant.’ I am not trying to say franchising is purely altruistic, but I really want to help others achieve the same kind of success that I was blessed enough to achieve in Kansas City,” said Jeff Oddo.
Jeff continued, “Rather than growing exclusively with corporate-owned stores where all of the ownership and control remains in the family, I would prefer to share the opportunities with others because I believe I can attract better talent who are in a financial position to help us not only build an industry-leading brand, but to maximizing the ripple due to better and faster results.”
Our goal is to be the largest building maintenance solutions company in the world and a top 100 franchise concept. City Wide is already the number one sales and management concept for people who want to focus on sales and the client experience. Our results will cause a positive ripple so large from serving others that it will not only change the industry, but also the lives of millions of people.
Jeff is passionate about helping children and families be the best they can be, as demonstrated by the causes he supports and his book, The 10 Kidmandments.
To provide world-class building maintenance solutions that save time and solve problems!
City Wide represents its clients, saving them time and solving their problems.
God is the foundation for all our values and the role model we follow while working with our stakeholders towards mutual success. Our Core Operating Values are:
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.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 dreamTim 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.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.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.Naila MathesonCo-Owner – City Wide of Central Pennsylvania