OpenWorks Expands into the Austin, TX Market

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Nation’s Leading Integrated Facility Services Franchise to Open Offices in Central Texas

OpenWorks, one of America’s leading integrated facility services franchises, has announced plans to expand into the Austin metropolitan market and offer their full-scale line of facility cleaning and maintenance services to customers in the area.

The company opened an office in downtown Austin in the beginning of June. OpenWorks will be able to serve an extensive territory of businesses in and around Austin, as well as San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country region of South Central Texas. This will be OpenWorks’ second regional operation in Texas, as they have a separate office that serves the Dallas market.

OpenWorks has provided customized cleaning solutions for a wide range of facilities and offices for more than 30 years. OpenWorks has used an environmentally “clean green” program to provide businesses with a clean, safe work environment. Last year they added additional services such as landscaping, electrical and plumbing to help meet the extensive needs of each facility they serve.

Victoria Murray has been hired as the area’s Regional Director, overseeing the growth and development of the region by developing and maintaining new business and franchise partnerships. She joined OpenWorks after spending the previous four years with Valen Enterprises, where she led new market expansion efforts and oversaw the opening of the Austin location.

Over the last several months, OpenWorks has been servicing the following companies in the area with local subcontractors: DaVita Dialysis, NextCare Urgent Care, Twin Fountains, Animal Health International and Terex. The companies have multiple locations throughout the market with facilities in Austin, San Antonio, Victoria, Beeville, Corpus Christi, Port Lavca and Kerrville.

OpenWorks acquired business partnerships with those companies from existing relationships they have built in their other markets around the country. Murray has hired two account executives and plans on hiring a district manager by the end of the year. She is also speaking to local candidates interested in franchise ownership.

OpenWorks is also an attractive option for potential franchise owners. The company provides all necessary equipment as part of the franchise fee and handles all sales as well as collections and billing. By having a guaranteed client base and not dealing with sales responsibilities, owners can focus on facility service and meeting the needs of their customers.

Murray believes OpenWorks’ “clean green” approach will be a great fit to the Austin market, which is known for its environmentally friendly practices. They will also be able to offer local companies a single point of contact to meet all of their facility service needs. OpenWorks will cover a wide area in Central Texas while being able to service nearly any type of building, such as private office, educational and healthcare facilities.

“Austin is a great location in the middle of the state and offers a number of business opportunities in the capital city of Texas,” said Murray. “There are a large number of medical facilities and healthcare systems in the area, with more companies opening offices here. These businesses will be able to benefit from the wide range of services OpenWorks is able to provide to clean and maintain their facilities.”

OpenWorks Founder and CEO Eric Roudi said the company identified the Austin market as one with enormous potential for success in the area.

“Austin is a rapidly growing market with a number of businesses coming to the region,” said Roudi. “Victoria has experience in building a market in Austin and we think she is a great person to develop and mentor a team in the area.”

The Austin office marks the third of six new markets OpenWorks plans on expanding into in 2016. Earlier this year the franchise added new offices in Tampa Bay and Atlanta, and currently has more than 330 franchises in eight states.

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About OpenWorks:
Established in Phoenix, AZ in 1983, OpenWorks is a leading national commercial cleaning franchise that offers integrated facility services through highly reputable local affiliates. In 30+ years, the company has grown to 330 franchise locations in eight states from Florida to California.

OpenWorks is guided by a simple philosophy: a cleaner, safer and healthier environment means a more productive workplace. The OpenWorks franchisees and preferred partners who serve more than 1100 facilities each day offer more than simple cleaning and maintenance - they help their clients fundamentally improve their work environment. Each OpenWorks representative implements an environmentally friendly “Green Clean” program using the highest quality equipment.

The OpenWorks difference is all about open, flexible relationships. Each OpenWorks customer receives customized solutions that fit the needs of their specific facility.

For more information on OpenWorks, please visit http://www.openworksweb.com.

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