City Wide Soars To New Heights On Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500® List
Building Maintenance Management Company Ranks in Top Half Of National Franchise Brands
January 23, 2018 // Franchising.com // LENEXA, Kans. - City Wide announced today that it has been named in the top third of Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.
The prestigious award validates the progress the company has made in the past year. In 2017, the brand opened seven new locations, bringing the total to 54 offices throughout the United States.
“After a tremendous year of growth, we couldn’t be more honored to receive this ranking,” said Jeff Oddo, president and CEO of City Wide Franchise. “Every year, we look forward to strengthening our relationships and improving the systems we have in place to continue moving our franchise forward.”
The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.
“This year’s Franchise 500 ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever-changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts that have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Our results show that the industry is strong - and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”
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 independent contractors and vendor partners, including janitorial, floor care, window washing, parking lot maintenance and several others. Taking the onus from 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.
Entrepreneurially spirited individuals interested in owning a City Wide franchise should have the ability to invest $200,000, which includes working capital and a typical franchise fee of $55,000.
Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. City Wide’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.
To view City Wide in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.
To learn more about City Wide visit:www.gocitywide.com.
For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit: www.citywidefranchise.com.
About City Wide
Founded in 1961, City Wide has become synonymous with building maintenance in its home Kansas City market and the 50-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 contractors 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.
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