Owners of Office Pride of the Shoals, Birmingham & Nashville Win Franchisee of the Year Honors
September 30, 2020 // Franchising.com // PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Ashley and Steve Winkle, who own and operate Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services franchises in Muscle Shoals, Birmingham and a new location in Nashville, have been named the national company’s Franchise of the Year.
The Winkles were recognized with the company’s top honors at Office Pride’s annual owners’ retreat, which was held virtually this year for the first time. The Franchisee of the Year Award recognized the couple and their team for outstanding growth and sales in just three years as franchise owners, said Todd Hopkins, founder and president/CEO. He noted that the Winkles have a 90% customer retention rate.
Ashley Winkle said the award was very gratifying because it was a reminder to stop and allow yourself to appreciate all that is going well. “Sometimes you are just so busy, with your head down and doing all the things you need to do, you forget to stop and think, ‘Wow, we have done something good,’” she said. “We are very thankful for this honor.”
The Winkles opened their Shoals location in 2017 and recorded the highest sales for first-year owners in Office Pride history, earning them Office Pride’s Rookie of the Year honors in 2018. In 2019, they opened Office Pride of Birmingham-Homewood.
Additionally, the couple were named to the Half-Million Dollar Club and were presented with their second consecutive Standards of Excellence Award, which recognizes promotion of the core values, sales growth and revenue retention, engagement and reporting.
In 2019, Franchise Business Review recognized the couple with the Rock Star Franchise Owner title for admirable leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success and contributions to their community.
Ashley and Steve Winkle live in the Shoals area with their three sons, Gunnor, Briar and Gaites.
About Office Pride
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, based in Palm Harbor, Fla., is one of the most respected full-service commercial cleaning companies in the nation. Office Pride’s business was built on a strong set of core values that ensures business is conducted with integrity and that every customer receives the highest level of commercial cleaning and janitorial services. To learn more about Office Pride, please visit the website.
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