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28 02, 2024

Tampa Bay Entrepreneurs Awarded Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association

2024-02-28T19:31:18-05:00February 28th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

John Duffy and Steve Howerton build $35M business while giving back to local community

LENEXA, Kan. — The International Franchise Association (IFA) named John Duffy and Steve Howerton, owners of City Wide Facility Solutions in Tampa Bay and Miami, as a Franchisee of the Year. Duffy and Howerton were honored at the 64th IFA Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., for being an outstanding franchise establishment owner-operator.

“We could not be happier for John and Steve for being recognized with this prestigious award and are incredibly proud of everything they have accomplished with City Wide,” said Jeff Oddo, CEO of City Wide. “John and Steve exemplify what business ownership and leadership should look like. Their dedication to growing their business, foster a positive culture, and spreading a positive ripple in their local community is the blueprint of successful entrepreneurship.”

John and Steve opened their City Wide location in 2010 and have grown their business to more than $30 million in sales. As the largest management company in the facilities maintenance industry, City Wide partners with independent contractors, allowing local small businesses to share in the growth of City Wide. In 2018, Duffy and Howerton expanded their business and opened a second location in Miami.

Key to the duo’s success has been the relationships they’ve built within their community, and giving spreading a positive ripple by giving back. At City Wide’s annual convention, which was hosted in Tampa Bay, Duffy and Howerton raised nearly $650,000 for Tampa-based nonprofit Learning Independence for Tomorrow (LiFT).

“Franchisees of the Year exemplify what franchising is all about – providing opportunity, serving others, and fulfilling the American Dream,” said Matthew Haller, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “We are proud to recognize John and Steve with the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and I have no doubt their work is changing lives and making a lasting community impact.”

About City Wide Facility Solutions:

Founded in 1961, City Wide has a proven reputation for being the go-to resource for commercial facility solutions in its home Kansas City market and nearly 95 locations across the U.S. and Canada. By uniquely representing the client, professional management teams serve as a single-source solution by managing dozens of interior and exterior services through independent contractors. City Wide simplifies the janitorial, disinfecting and maintenance issues most critical to building owners, operators and management companies, saving them time, solving their problems and reducing stress typically associated with facility management.

For more information about City Wide Facility Solutions or to find a location near you, please visit www.gocitywide.com.

31 01, 2024

City Wide Facility Solutions: A Franchise Fostering a Ripple Effect

2024-01-31T22:02:19-05:00January 31st, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

City Wide Facility Solutions was born 63 years ago when Frank Oddo ran into a problem while working in his father’s convenience store. He was constantly struggling to find reliable cleaners for the store in the evenings and, in 1961, Oddo opened City Wide Maintenance. By Kelsi Trinidad

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12 01, 2024

City Wide Facility Solutions of Kansas City promotes Rob Ellis to President to Support Its Growth

2024-01-12T17:40:43-05:00January 12th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Under Ellis’ Leadership, Kansas City and partner locations have seen revenue grow to $80M

LENEXA, Kan. — City Wide Facility Solutions of Kansas City, Kansas’ leading management company in the building maintenance industry, announced the promotion of Rob Ellis to President as it aims to become a $125M company by the end of 2026.

“I originally joined City Wide in a support role and have been blessed to be able to lead and grow alongside an organization whose Mission and Vision are closely aligned to my values,” said Ellis. “Even after 22 years of being at City Wide, we’ve just begun to scratch the surface of our potential to grow and impact the Kansas City community, which is an inspiring endeavor for me.”

Ellis joined City Wide of Kansas City in 2001 as a Facility Solutions Manager, an operations role managing client accounts, and worked his way up through the organization to become Chief Operations Officer before his promotion to President. During his tenure, the Kansas City and partner locations have grown from $22 million to $80 million in revenue. Additionally, Ellis and his teams manage facility services for 50 million square feet on a nightly basis.

“Rob joined City Wide right before we began to franchise and when he moved into a leadership role, he was able to help grow the Kansas City location so we could use that as a model for our franchise locations,” said Jeff Oddo, CEO and owner of City Wide Franchise. “Since then, we’ve grown organically as well as through acquisitions. Throughout, Rob continues to play a key role in helping guide our teams and build positive relationships with our independent contractors and clients.”

City Wide has made a name for itself in major U.S. cities and Canada by streamlining facility solutions for more than 20 interior and exterior services for commercial facilities including janitorial, disinfecting, handyman services and parking lot maintenance. Taking the onus from building owners and property management businesses 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 a proven reputation for being the go-to resource for commercial facility solutions in its home Kansas City market and nearly 100 locations across the U.S. and Canada. By uniquely representing the client, professional management teams serve as a single-source solution by managing dozens of interior and exterior services through independent contractors. City Wide simplifies the janitorial, disinfecting and maintenance issues most critical to building owners, operators and management companies, saving them time, solving their problems and reducing stress typically associated with facility management.

For more information about City Wide Facility Solutions and the services it provides, visit KansasCity.GoCityWide.com.

2 11, 2023

City Wide Ramps Up Growth Efforts with Director of Franchise Development

2023-11-02T14:20:57-04:00November 2nd, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Adria Hartwig Joins Franchise Development Team of Nation’s Leading Facility Solutions Company to Oversee Expansion Goals  

LENEXA, Kan. — City Wide Franchise, the franchisor counterpart of the nation’s leading management company in the building maintenance industry, announced the addition of franchise industry veteran, Adria Hartwig, to its franchise development team as director of franchise development.

“Becoming part of City Wide has provided me with the opportunity to become a vital part of an innovative, integrity-driven, support-centric franchise system that gives their entrepreneurs a phenomenal springboard for success,” Hartwig said. “The support, cutting-edge technology, coaching, and collaboration afforded to franchisees of City Wide is unprecedented. I’m ecstatic about the chance to be part of history in the making for the talented entrepreneurs we bring into our community and continue to spread massive ripples.”

Hartwig comes to City Wide after spending nearly 20 years in the real estate industry, spending the past seven years in franchise development. She was most recently Director of Conversions, Mergers, and Acquisitions at RE/MAX. Prior to that, Ms. Hartwig performed as Director of Franchise Development for Coldwell Banker, an ANYWHERE brand with a focus on promoting diversity and inclusivity, achieving several DEI awards. She also has experience within residential and commercial restate.

“The growth of City Wide is always a focus for me, so I am thrilled about Adria joining our team,” said Troy Hartman, President of City Wide Facility Solutions. “Her extensive expertise will bring a fresh perspective to our franchise strategy and help push us towards the goals we have set for ourselves for the next several years.”

City Wide has made a name for itself in major U.S. cities and Canada by streamlining facility solutions for more than 20 interior and exterior services for commercial facilities including janitorial, disinfecting, handyman services, and parking lot maintenance. Taking the onus from building owners and property management businesses 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 a business-to-business background focused on sales, management and operations experience.

For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit: www.citywidefranchise.com.

About City Wide
Founded in 1961, City Wide Facility Solutions is the largest management company in the building maintenance industry, managing janitorial services, commercial cleaning, disinfecting, and more than 20 additional facility solutions. City Wide simplifies the facility matters that mean most to building owners, operators, and management companies, easing the time, stress, and resources typically required to oversee an entire facility. City Wide is proud to do more than just manage facility solutions and services for commercial facilities – they pride themselves on being a partner that helps clients save time and solve problems. Their mission is to create a Ripple Effect by positively impacting the people and communities they serve.

For more information about City Wide Facility Solutions or to find a location near you, please visit www.gocitywide.com.