City Wide Inspired to “Ripple On” at Annual Franchise Convention
Home Office Leadership and Franchisees Celebrate 15th Annual Franchise Convention and Awards Ceremony
LENEXA, Kan. – City Wide Maintenance, the nation’s leading building maintenance management company, hosted its 15th annual franchise convention and awards ceremony at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa in Clearwater, Florida from February 25-27, 2018.
With the inspirational theme of “Ripple On,” this year’s convention encouraged franchisees to learn from one another’s success and continue making waves in the building maintenance industry. To commend the brand’s impressive growth, the home office team and representatives from an impressive 95% of all franchise locations also celebrated key accomplishments from 2017, such as opening seven new offices, bringing the total to 54 franchise locations throughout the United States.
Equal parts fun and inspiring, the three-day convention invited City Wide franchisees from across the nation to engage during a variety of golf and evening activities, relaxation time, presentations, roundtables and educational breakout sessions. Among the learning opportunities was a series of high-level training sessions that focused on fundamental business development topics including client retention, growing sales, recruiting employees and other tangible skills to achieve continued success and increase revenue.
“After 15 consecutive years, this has been our most encouraging annual convention to date,” said Jeff Oddo, president of City Wide. “At every gathering, I’m constantly impressed by the thought-provoking strategy discussions and sense of collaboration between our home office and franchisees. I have the utmost confidence that our entire franchise system left with more advanced, creative tactics to implement into their business plans, and I’m eager to watch their inspiration unfold in the months to come.”
As always, an awards ceremony wrapped up the annual convention by giving special recognition to franchisees and their team members who preformed exceptionally in 2017. City Wide’s leadership team presented 16 different awards to a total of 64 winning franchise locations and individuals based on various achievements in sales, revenue generation, performance and other operations metrics.
Notable honorees from the 2018 convention include:
- Platinum Markets – Central Maryland, Central Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, Minnesota and Nashville
- Highest Total Revenue Percent Increase – Central Pennsylvania
- Total Revenue Retention – Chicago
- Highest NJS by Percent – Louisville
- Highest Revenue per Capita Increase – Nashville
- Highest Net Gain – Central Maryland
- Rookie of the Year – Wichita
- Excellence in Performance – Central Maryland
- Million Dollar Club – Central Maryland, Central Pennsylvania, Cincinnati, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Portland, Tampa Bay and Washington
As City Wide expands its footprint in 2018, the company continues to distinguish itself amongst competitors by further streamlining the commercial cleaning and maintenance management process. To learn more about City Wide, visit www.gocitywide.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.