January 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Kan. – City Wide, America’s premier building maintenance management company, announced today an extensive growth plan to expand its U.S. presence by 20 percent in 2014.
Putting emphasis on select U.S. markets in California, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, City Wide’s newly created growth strategy calls for adding six to eight new territories per year.
"The growth we’re expecting in 2014 is tremendous," said Abby Nicholl, director of franchise development for City Wide Franchise. "There is an audible excitement about City Wide among our entire franchise system about where we are heading. We are looking forward to adding several more cities in the months ahead."
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of a successful 2013 – City Wide added five new cities, including major markets such as Los Angeles. Given that the company has experienced its best years 20 of the last 23 years, 2014 serves as a launching pad with considerable momentum behind it.
"We have spent the past several weeks preparing to push ahead with this growth strategy. All of the pieces are in place," said Jeff Oddo, the CEO of City Wide and the architect of the company’s national expansion. "We look forward to 2014 and adding even more cities to our ever-growing national presence."
City Wide has made a name for itself in major U.S. cities from coast to coast for streamlining maintenance services, including janitorial, lawn care, locksmith, painting, paving, and more -- any and every building maintenance service. Taking the onus off of 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. Regionally based City Wide offices in more than 30 markets throughout the United States work with a collection of local providers to offer the continuity building owners and facility management seek.
"We sit on the same side of the table as our clients," added Oddo. "We negotiate the best rates with contractors – versus many of our competitors who put their priorities ahead of their clients’. We save our clients time and frustration – there’s no charge for our consulting because it’s part of the service we provide. Simply put, we’re the most professional solution in an unprofessional industry."
Offering unparalleled franchisee support such as in-house financing and a royalty return program, City Wide seeks to award franchise opportunities to individuals with sales and marketing or operations leadership experience. Additionally, City Wide stands side-by-side with its franchisees through extensive training programs to ensure that they are well prepared to serve each city.
"Our franchise model works because we provide our franchisees with a model that has been evolving and sharpened throughout the past 50 years," noted Nicholl. "Plus, we strike a chord with a very receptive client audience. They crave the customizable solutions that we provide."
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.
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 2001. 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. To inquire about franchise opportunities, visit www.citywidefranchise.com or call Abby Nicholl at 1-855-293-1961.
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