Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services’ franchisees took their business to new heights as the company brought owners and home office leadership together to celebrate the past and create a vision for the future. The four-day retreat was held from Sept. 27-30 in Clearwater.
“There’s nothing like bringing Office Pride franchise partners together for a family reunion,” said Todd Hopkins, founder and CEO of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services. “I am so proud of the remarkable group of franchise partners in our system that continue to drive the growth and success of our company. Every year we look forward to coming together to share successes, discuss challenges and recognize the outstanding achievements at our annual awards dinner. This year was especially moving as the 25th anniversary – it is an honor to be surrounded by so many entrepreneurs. The future couldn’t be brighter for Office Pride.”
The most emotional portion of the gathering was the awards dinner. Office Pride bestowed honors on top-performing office owners and their team members in attendance for sales, customer retention and superior operations over the past 12 months.
Among the traditional honorary awards came a new “Core Values” Award. Hopkins presented this award to Office Pride of Corpus Christi owners Steve and Lori Carlino and their team. Office Pride of Corpus Christi earned the recognition by exemplifying one or more of the Core Values in an exceptional way.
“We are honored to be awarded such a prestigious recognition,” said Steve, who joined Office Pride with his wife, Lori, three years ago. “Shortly after joining the Office Pride family three years ago, I was re-diagnosed with cancer. There were times I thought I would not be able to run this business anymore, but I found inspiration within Jesus and the company – from my incredible employees, to the leadership team and the other franchise partners. I am incredibly proud to be a part of the Office Pride family.”
In addition to Office Pride of Corpus Christi’s impressive recognition for “Core Values,” several other Office Pride offices also earned awards.
Additional honorees from the convention include:
- David Stein, Office Pride of Tyler (“Integrity” Award)
- Jason and Simon Courtney, Office Pride of Pensacola (“Franchisee of the Year” Award)
- Mylon and Ashley Albright, Office Pride of Shelbyville/Columbus (“Rookie of the Year” Award)
- Andre and Kerri Truitt, Office Pride of Rapid City (“Beverly McQueen – Brand Ambassador” Award)
The awards dinner concluded with an unforgettable performance from contemporary Christian musician, singer and songwriter Phil Wickham.