Description: Recognized as the most advanced company in the commercial cleaning industry and built on a foundation to honor God and persevere with honesty and integrity, Office Pride is poised for significant growth throughout America and beyond. Opportunities: Franchises available nationwide. Area development franchises in selected areas. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Cash Required: $51,400. Training Provided: Yes. Home-based: Yes.
Office Pride offers a 10% discount on the initial investment to qualified military veterans.
Couple takes leap of faith into Office Pride commercial cleaning franchise ownership
Scott and Carmen Ramsey were willing to take a risk eight years ago, and that risk paid off.
The Terre Haute, Ind., couple had been running their own cleaning business on the side for about a year when they made the leap into franchise ownership with Office Pride. They now have more than 40 contracts, and Carmen is diving back into managing their business full-time. They sat down recently to share their thoughts about their experience owning an Office Pride franchise.
How long have you been a franchisee?
Eight and a half years.
How many contracts/employees do you have?
23 employees and 42 contracts.
How important is it to have cleaning experience before joining Office Pride?
Carmen: It’s not brain-intensive, it’s labor-intensive. As long as someone is willing to apply themselves, they can do it.
What sets Office Pride apart?
Scott: I think the foundation of who we are as a franchise. The spiritual aspect, the Biblical guidelines we abide by, the honesty, integrity and hard work, the core values of who we are set us apart. The vendors respond to Office Pride differently because of our values.
Carmen: Some of it, too, is in our professionalism. We went to a walkthrough where they brought five vendors in. It could have been intimidating. We utilized the 1% ad fund that Office Pride has and made our proposal folder really professional and well-articulated. We don’t tout that we’re perfect, but if there’s an issue, we’re going to fix it. We’re not afraid to go above and beyond.
What attracts customers to Office Pride rather than its competitors?
Carmen: I think the quality of work we’ve done. You want people to come in and say, “Who cleaned this?” The services we provide have helped us get our name out there.
Scott: To a business, it’s a huge thing. Our presentation packet has a copy of our insurance certificate, 20 reasons why you should use us, information about our timekeeping system, testimonials from some customers.
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