City Wide Named to Franchise Business Review’s 2015 "Top Franchises for Veterans" Report

Leading Building Maintenance Management Company Named Top Franchise Opportunity for Military Veterans

December 29, 2015 // // LENEXA, Kan. – Franchise Business Review recently announced the recipients of its 2015 "Top Franchises for Veterans" award, part of a national project that looks at franchisee satisfaction among thousands of U.S. military veterans in franchise ownership. The findings are based on survey data from more than 3,000 veteran franchisees representing 285 franchise brands.

City Wide Franchise, the nation’s leading building maintenance management company, was included in the report based on its exceptional survey results. It was the only company in its category to receive the prestigious designation.

"There is nothing better than providing those who have served our country an opportunity to build their own business," said Jeff Oddo, CEO and president of Lenexa-based City Wide. "For more than a decade, we have provided our nation’s veterans with the back-end training and support needed to succeed in business ownership. We have a number of high-performing veterans within our franchise system and we look forward to adding even more in the months and years to come."

To select the top 100 companies for the report, Franchise Business Review measured overall satisfaction among military veterans within the franchise system, considering factors such as training and support, leadership, and financial opportunity.

"Many franchises entice veterans to invest via special incentives and discounts, but what really matters is what happens after they buy a franchise. The franchises featured in our "Top Franchises For Veterans" report have earned the seal of approval from the veterans who own them," says Michelle Rowan, President of Franchise Business Review.

In addition the "Top Franchises for Veterans" report, Franchise Business Review publishes reports throughout the year on the top-rated companies and industry segments within the franchise marketplace. In March, the company will release its annual "Guide to Today’s Top Franchises" report, which includes more detail on the state of franchising in 2015 and on each of the award-winning companies.

City Wide has made a name for itself in major U.S. cities by streamlining commercial facilities and maintenance management of more than 20 services through a collection of service providers and alliance partners, including floor care, window washing, janitorial supplies, parking lot maintenance, and several others. Taking the onus off 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.

About City Wide

Founded in 1961, City Wide has become synonymous with building maintenance in its home Kansas City market and the 40-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 To inquire about franchise opportunities, visit

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City Wide is 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.


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