An OpenWorks franchise…there is a difference
Founded in 1983, OpenWorks is a full-service commercial
company that excels and thrives on the spirit of entrepreneurship
supported by strong management systems. OpenWorks cleaning franchise
business model is unique because it takes a comprehensive approach to
helping franchisees meet the challenges of operating their businesses.
Specifically, with an OpenWorks franchise you can expect:
A Franchise system that is catered towards growth
- Franchises are only award to qualified individuals who are serious
about building their business and not just looking for a part-time
Focus on larger customers – OpenWorks
focuses its sales
efforts on larger accounts (over $1,000 a month in billing). By
eliminating the smaller accounts, OpenWorks dramatically reduces the
operational expenses and quality control issues that plague other
Full service training and continuing education
takes training and education very seriously because we believe that it
results in superior, personalized service, which is what we're all
about and what our customers expect.
Training - All franchisees are required
to complete an
initial training program that covers all facets of commercial cleaning,
safety, supervision and chemical/equipment usage. This also includes
basic managerial and business training as well as all aspects of floor
care and facility maintenance.
Education - Through an integrated advanced
in management, customer service, recruiting, supervision and safety, an
OpenWorks franchisee becomes a full-fledged facility services
Emphasis on technology and efficiency -
OpenWorks uses its
own proprietary management information systems designed to drive
administrative efficiency. It also provides customers the ability to
view their facilities service records, billing and work orders online
via the customer extranet.
Green Cleaning – We provide our customers
with a variety of "Green" solutions helping them achieve their
Experience you can count on.
With more than 1,500 clients in over 30-million square feet of
office space, OpenWorks is a leading commercial cleaning company that
from its very origins has relied on its entrepreneurial, "can-do"
spirit to become an innovator in the commercial cleaning industry.
Helping our franchisees achieve their dreams.
Industry experts, knowledgeable management and a successful
model support our network of commercial cleaning service providers.
Success comes from guiding and training our service delivery associates
in all facets of owning and operating OpenWorks' business, as well as
providing the strength of our management expertise and back-office
"I was able to rely on OpenWorks to supply me with
the get-go. This has been a huge help because it has kept me from being
distracted by any direct sale efforts. So, my time is spent on the
business, not on looking for customers."
Keith Estes — Franchisee since 1990
"I've been in the business for fifteen years. I know
and out. Ironically, I wasn't able to see significant growth until I
used OpenWorks' systems and business philosophy. They focused on my
business objectives — which is something I wasn't able to do on my
Chris Jones — Franchisee since 1998
"Before becoming an OpenWorks franchisee, I was a
Executive for a very large private corporation. Making the decision to
own my own business re-energized my life. During my investigation of
opportunities, OpenWorks was presented as a professional,
forward-thinking company with many talented employees. Their desire to
seek and support franchisees with a business background and a desire to
grow and become successful with OpenWorks fit perfectly with my
ambitions to become very large and prosperous in the commercial
cleaning service industry. I was impressed by OpenWorks' level of
support and training and their commitment to provide accounts and
opportunities to grow rapidly. OpenWorks is a company dedicated to
superior customer service and this focus is apparent at all levels.
They have lived up to every commitment made. The commercial cleaning
business is not glamorous, but it has great opportunities for the
entrepreneur who is willing to work. OpenWorks is an outstanding
partner. I highly recommend them to anyone."
W. Kenneth Chaffee - Franchisee since
"I originally chose OpenWorks because I felt they
to the cleaning industry and to making me successful in that industry.
To this day, all of my expectations have been met and they have helped
me surpass the goals I had at the onset. I have worked with the
District Manager/Field Trainer for quite some time and he is my "go to
guy" when it comes to any technical issues I face. Whether it is 10:00
am or 10:00 pm, if I need someone to help me I know I can count on
OpenWorks to be there.
Carey Wheeler - – Franchisee since 2001
"I am so happy to be an OpenWorks franchise owner. I
get all the
support and advice I need from the District Manager. I truly feel he
wants me to be successful. I can call him any time, even on the
weekend, and he is always willing to be helpful."
Farhio Ahmed – Franchisee since 2003
"We are extremely pleased with purchasing an OpenWorks
We appreciate all the hard work and assistance we receive from our
Account Managers. They are always there to help us in the care and
quality of our accounts; as well all the paperwork. It is obvious
OpenWorks cares about their franchisees and everyone works as a team.
We are happy that OpenWorks is there to help us.
Martha Morales – Franchisee since 2007