Jacob Rowe is one of the latest to join the faith-based franchise
After thirty years of experience in the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries, Jacob Rowe decided it was time to be his own boss. Franchising was a way of achieving his dream of owning his own business. When he first researched franchise business opportunities, he never imagined it would lead him to working in the commercial cleaning industry as an Office Pride franchisee in Lynchburg, Virginia. But the faith-based franchise was a huge draw because its values aligned perfectly with Rowe’s.
Rowe noticed that Office Pride really lived the Christian culture and incorporates it into its core beliefs and values. Among other things, the faith-based franchise emphasizes doing what is right; demonstrating honesty, integrity and a hard work ethic; persevering with a servant’s attitude; total customer satisfaction; going the extra mile; increasing brand value; and an accountability to commitments. These factors really resonated with Rowe. The one that took the cake: “Honor God.”
The “honor God belief really aligns with my values and those of my local customers,” says Rowe, who launched his business as a franchise operation of Office Pride in April 2017. Rowe’s experience as an operations manager taught him team-building tactics as well as valuable customer service lessons he easily translates to his new venture.
The faith-based franchise develops an individual “FasTrack to Profit” for each franchisee with a tailored Franchise Vision Plan. Rowe says that these aspects complemented by his faith-based approach, which has encouraged him to ensure customer satisfaction and go the extra mile to deliver it, have been crucial in growing his new business.
Rowe loves fishing and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and operates his franchise business single-handedly for now. He is looking forward to delivering superior quality commercial cleaning services to the greater Lynchburg, Virginia, area operating by the guiding principles developed by the faith-based franchise — a formula that has worked successfully for Office Pride franchisees for more than 25 years.
See if, like Rowe, you will make a good fit as an Office Pride franchisee and learn more about the faith-based franchise.