Commercial cleaning franchise’s culture, systems help franchisees succeed and enjoy life
When you’re researching a franchise system, it’s always a great idea to talk to the franchisees who are already running their businesses. Find out what they think about the advantages that are offered by being part of the franchise, and how they feel about the management team and their fellow franchisees.
We’re grateful when people start asking those questions about Office Pride, because the answers you’ll hear from our franchisees make it clear why our commercial cleaning franchise stands out from competitors. Office Pride is committed to Christian principles, which include building relationships with franchisees, customers and employees that are built upon respect, honesty and integrity. Those principles, paired with a great business model, have helped us grow into a nationwide commercial cleaning provider that continues to attract fantastic people.
Here’s what some of our franchisees have said about our brand:
Julie McAdoo, who owns an Office Pride cleaning franchise in Tampa, Florida, with her husband, Kevin:
One thing that I really liked about Office Pride was its commitment to their core values. When we were in the Air Force, we also had core values: integrity first, service before self, excellence in all we do. I had a commander who also added two more: mission first, and the mission is the people. His point was that if you took care of your people, they would take care of the mission. I still wholeheartedly believe that! Office Pride has very similar values about integrity and customer service and doing what is right and what is best. It’s not about the almighty dollar, it’s about doing what’s right for every party involved, not just the owners or bending over backwards for the customer at the expense of the employee. I felt Office Pride set up that scenario best with their faith-based principles. Somebody living and working by a code and honoring that code is very important to us.
Rodney Lie, who owns an Office Pride franchise in Centennial, Colorado:
I would strongly recommend Office Pride as a franchise because of the integrity of the company. What you see is what you get. They’re going to lay it all out for you and be honest about what needs to happen, what you need to do to be successful. And they give you the tools to get there. I’d recommend Office Pride because it’s a leader in an industry that has a consistent need. There are always buildings that need commercial cleaning, so it’s a great industry to be in. If you’re ready to go, Office Pride will take you far beyond what you can imagine.
John Baugus, who owns Office Pride of North Georgia with his wife, Jill:
Through the years we stayed in touch with an old boss – David Stein. David had actually hired me in a medical device sales position 17 years earlier. He knew we were trying to figure out what to do next after the real estate market turned so drastically. He invited me to take a look at Office Pride. Initially, I thought I was way too smart to take out trash and clean bathrooms. I thought, “Have fun, David, but that’s not for me.” About a year went by, and I had tried a couple of start-up projects that didn’t pan out. I circled back to David to find out more about Office Pride. I finally recognized that Office Pride has a very good business model. There’s nothing fancy about Office Pride’s business model, but it’s highly viable. There will always be businesses that need someone to take out the trash and clean their restrooms.
Kevin Scott, owner of an Office Pride cleaning franchise in Rancho Cucamonga, California:
What sets Office Pride apart? Integrity. When I was looking around at franchise opportunities, I didn’t see any complaints about Office Pride. And when I started to talk to them, the friendliness of the people made a big difference. You can grow as big as you want to grow; it’s really up to you. I don’t feel like Office Pride pushes you to grow, they let you operate on your own schedule. If you want to grow, they will be there to help with advice on how to improve sales. But it’s still up to the individual owner. There’s a lot of competition in this industry, but there’s also a lot of business.
Wally Jenkins, who owns an Office Pride franchise in Pittsburgh and is overseeing growth in the region:
When I was in franchising in the mid-’90s it was a competitive, aggressive environment with a lot of ego. It was still a good experience in many ways, but I didn’t like that particular aspect of it. Well, Office Pride is different. When I go to an Office Pride retreat, it’s very difficult to tell who’s got the most successful franchise or who has the most experience. The short of it is that Office Pride has a very positive environment. No one has an attitude like, “I’m too important to learn.” Office Pride has an environment that’s friendly to continual learning and mutual support. There’s a real commitment to advancing the Office Pride brand. There’s also a recognition that we’re all in this together. It becomes apparent very quickly that people in this organization have each other’s back.
In the past three and a half years we’ve been recognized twice as Office Pride’s franchise of the year. It’s not just because of me, it’s because I’m following the Office Pride system. … A lot of our competitors are mom-and-pop operations that either don’t have the interest or the ability to grow. Many don’t have the quality control or the customer service that Office Pride offers.
Learn more about Office Pride franchise ownership
Office Pride’s commitment to Biblical principles and our 22-plus years of business savvy have helped us build a profitable franchise company with more than 120 franchisees across the country. We are expanding our reach even farther across the U.S. and Canada. In the $78 billion commercial cleaning industry, there’s still plenty of room to grow.
Would you like to learn more about Office Pride? Take a look at our website’s research pages and then fill out the form at right to download our free franchise report, or call us at 317-738-9280. We’d love to start a conversation! You can also read full interviews with our franchisees on our blog.