City Wide Awards Carolina Upstate to Local, Successful Business Owners

City Wide Awards Carolina Upstate to Local, Successful Business Owners

March 27, 2009 // Franchising.com // (Lenexa, KS) - City Wide Maintenance, the country's leading sales and management company in the building maintenance industry, announces it has awarded a franchise in South Carolina.

Now located in 23 markets with the single corporate location, City Wide is proud to welcome business partners Mr. Rick Cobden and Mr. Doug Owens as the new franchisees for City Wide Maintenance of South Carolina. Their exclusive territory encompasses all of Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson counties in the Upstate, the northwest corner of South Carolina.

"Rick and Doug were already successful businessmen in their communities and were looking for a new spark. We're very pleased they've chosen City Wide as their next venture," says Jeff Oddo, President of City Wide Franchise Company.

"I believe Rick and Doug chose City Wide over their other options because our unique business model truly capitalized on their strong skills already developed through prior business ownership, continues Oddo."

"City Wide has a strong track record with 'second timers' - professionals who've left Corporate America or previous business owners looking for something new to sink their teeth into," adds Janice Nelson, Director of Franchise Development.

City Wide offers a professional sales and management franchise opportunity within the building maintenance industry. City Wide utilizes a unique business model to cross-sell and deliver 20+ services to its commercial clients, including janitorial, carpet cleaning, window washing, parking lot maintenance and tenant improvements. City Wide is the "Total Solution" to its clients for building maintenance services.

City Wide focuses exclusively on the professional, B2B market by capitalizing on the growing business trend of "outsourcing." Auto-renewing contracts offer a repeat revenue model within a virtually recession-proof industry. The City Wide franchise model requires few employees to operate the business and requires little to no inventory or equipment investment.

City Wide Maintenance was founded in Kansas City, MO by Frank Oddo nearly 50 years ago and is now a national organization with multiple franchise locations. Current President, Jeff Oddo, second generation owner of the family business, began franchising the company's business model in 2001.

City Wide is a national company with locations in Tucson AZ, San Diego CA, Orange County CA, Denver CO, Jacksonville FL, South Florida (Palm Beach) FL, Atlanta GA, Indianapolis IN, Boston MA, Minneapolis MN, St. Louis MO, Charlotte NC, Omaha NE, Cincinnati OH, Columbus OH, Cleveland OH, Spartanburg/Greenville SC, Nashville TN, Austin TX, Dallas TX, Houston TX, San Antonio TX, Seattle WA and Lenexa KS.

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