Former Executive Finds Perfect Fit in City Wide Franchise

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After Two Decades in Corporate America, Edwin ‘Bubba’ Snider III Becomes a Business Owner

Edwin “Bubba” Snider III wanted a change after two decades in corporate America. After being introduced to City Wide Facility Solutions, a B2B management and sales franchise, he decided to take a bold step into business ownership. 

In May 2022, Snider, along with Tim Spink and City Wide of St. Louis owner Ken Miner, established the first City Wide franchise in Alabama. Snider and his team represent clients with over 20 facility maintenance solutions (supplies, floor care, window washing, lawn services) as a single point of contact. This innovative approach not only saves clients time but also ensures clean facilities and a safe environment for their employees.

CityWde Franchise—Edwin “Bubba” Snider III
Edwin “Bubba” Snider III

Snider’s daily routine involves prospecting and securing new opportunities as well as providing support to his team. Looking ahead, his vision for scaling the business involves not only expanding into more industries but also refining their services to ensure ongoing excellence. Snider is happy to receive support in everything from human resources and technology to legal and accounting. This allows him to focus on sales and the customer experience.

The City Wide Business Model

City Wide’s recession-resistant, recurring revenue model offers minimal employees and little need for inventory or equipment. Additional pluses include protected territories and national accounts that contributed to 19% of system-wide sales in 2022. Even before opening for business, franchisees like Snider are provided with two nonconsecutive weeks of comprehensive training at the support center in Lenexa, Kan., including online, home office and in-the-field instruction. Snider admits that there has been a learning curve with wearing all the related hats while fast-tracking to cash-flow positive. But his drive and determination make him an ideal owner for the B2B franchise.

Ideal Franchisee

City Wide’s model is built for sales leaders, not service operators. The ideal candidate has strong sales, management and operations experience. Entrepreneurs with prior business experience and individuals who’ve scaled concepts in corporate America are well suited to run the business. As City Wide strives to become a billion-dollar enterprise with over 150 locations in the next decade, the emphasis is on cultivating fewer, larger and thriving franchise owners. This strategic approach, according to Snider, is pivotal in contributing to the brand’s sustained growth.

City Wide is a great company that provides an arsenal of services to commercial property owners who really need it.

A Unique Opportunity

Snider describes City Wide as a true trailblazer, offering a standout model with unlimited opportunities for growth. “It is a great company that provides an arsenal of services to commercial property owners who really need it.”

For more information about the City Wide Facility Solutions franchise, visit http://www.citywidefranchise.com/.

About City Wide

Founded in 1961 by Frank Oddo and franchising since 2001, Kansas-based City Wide Facility Solutions has grown to become a leader in the $100 billion building maintenance industry. While the industry is generally over-saturated, the B2B franchise stands out by living its core values of community, accountability, and professionalism. City Wide has more than 95 locations across North America and has a goal of continued growth.

Perks of ownership include:

  • Annual contracts that provide recurring revenue
  • A scalable B2B model with no hourly workers
  • National accounts
  • Large protected territories
  • Affordable initial investment

City Wide offers more than 20 maintenance services, including:

  • Preventive maintenance programs
  • Blinds cleaning
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Electrostatic disinfectant spraying
  • Detail cleaning
  • Floor restoration
  • Janitorial services
  • Lighting
  • Pressure washing
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Haley Cafarella is a passionate journalist and writer for IFPG. In her role as content and marketing specialist, she creates original articles for FranchiseWire and Franchise Consultant Magazine. Her specialties include educational articles about buying a franchise and franchise consulting. She also reports on franchise professionals who were recently promoted or hired through FranchiseWire’s popular HireWire series.

Haley has contributed to a variety of regional publications, including Quo Vadis, New Brunswick Today, and the Trenton Monitor. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Rutgers University.
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