Growing economy of ‘Steel City’ creates increased opportunity for commercial cleaning franchises
Office Pride, the most advanced commercial cleaning franchise in the country, is targeting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to expand its award-winning brand and capitalize on the area’s booming economy.
Wally Jenkins, who owns an Office Pride Commercial Cleaning franchise in the Pittsburgh area and also serves as Office Pride’s Area Developer, is excited about adding more Office Pride franchises in Pittsburgh. As the Area Developer, Wally works with potential franchisees to help them understand the business and get started.
Wally’s franchise launched in late 2009, and it was immediately successful.
“I have a desire to bring something new to the Pittsburgh area specifically,” says Wally. “I knew from owning a franchise previously that I liked many aspects of franchise ownership. If you follow the system, you’ll be successful. That isn’t just something I’ve been told, it’s something I’ve experienced. Even more so, I really like the corporate culture of Office Pride. I think it would translate well in a variety of different markets, including Pittsburgh.”
Markets in the Pittsburgh region where Office Pride franchise owners are being sought include Cranberry Township, Westmoreland, Southpointe, South Hills, Monroeville, Wexford, Washington, Beaver Falls and North Hills.
What makes Pittsburgh a great market for Office Pride?
When most of the country tanked during the recession in 2008, Pittsburgh weathered the storm because of growth in the health care and education industries and solid foundations in technology and banking. Today, while many other parts of the U.S. are leveling off, businesses continue to flock to Pittsburgh, Wally says.
Although still known as the “The Steel City,” with some steel production, the city has transformed itself over the years making its mark in medicine, higher education, tourism, banking and technology. Moreover, the city’s diversification has provided the momentum behind job growth that has been noted in Forbes magazine and other publications.
And, while no franchise is truly recession-proof, our commercial cleaning franchise tends to thrive in any economic conditions because we provide a service to businesses that they aren’t willing to give up. Business owners, for the sake of their employees and customers, have to maintain a certain level of cleanliness, regardless of the state of the economy.
People still need their facilities cleaned, their offices vacuumed and their bathrooms scrubbed. And when development is on an upswing, as it is in the Pittsburgh area right now, Office Pride is in an even stronger position. Nationally, the commercial cleaning trade is a $78-billion-a-year industry, and as other businesses grow, the demand for our services grows right along with it.
“We pride ourselves on honesty, integrity and hard work, and one of our company’s core values is to treat everyone with respect,” says Todd Hopkins, who is both CEO and founder of Office Pride. “Those values are important to business owners in Pittsburgh, and we’re looking for franchise candidates here who are as passionate about this opportunity to serve others as we are.”
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning franchise has a history of steady, prudent growth that’s paid off for us over the years. We have more than 120 franchises nationwide, and we’re continuing to grow at a very healthy rate. Our core philosophy, which is based on Christian values, is not to be the biggest but to be the best – the best franchise system, the best commercial cleaning service and the best company for people to achieve their life dreams.
Learn more about the Office Pride franchise
Office Pride’s commitment to Biblical principles and our 22-plus years of business expertise 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 the Office Pride Commercial Cleaning franchise? Take a look at our website’s research pages and then fill out the form at right to download our free franchise report. We’d love to start a conversation! You can also read full interviews with our franchisees on our blog.