LENEXA, Kan., Aug. 28, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine revealed that City Wide Franchise is on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.
"This prestigious ranking is a great way for us to benchmark and measure our performance from year to year, and helps ensure we are providing our system with the best resources to improve and grow their businesses," said Jeff Oddo, CEO and president of Kansas City-based City Wide. "We are honored to compete with the best of the best, and we're looking forward to driving up our ranking even further next year."
The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.
"If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it's unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice," says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. "The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn't change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives."
City Wide has made a name for itself in major U.S. cities by streamlining commercial facilities and maintenance management of more than 20 services through in-house technicians and a collection of independent contractors and vendor partners, including janitorial, handyman services, parking lot maintenance among others. Taking the onus from building owners and property management companies that typically have to choose separate companies for each task, City Wide eases the selection and management processes for its clients.
Founded in 1961, City Wide has become synonymous with building maintenance in its home Kansas City market and the 50-plus U.S. regions where it has grown through franchising since 2001. A single-source solution for all building maintenance services, City Wide contracts with independent contractors to give clients access to dozens of interior and exterior services. City Wide simplifies the maintenance matters that mean most to building owners, operators, and management companies, easing the time, stress, and resources typically required to oversee an entire facility.