OpenWorks Expands into the San Diego Market

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Nation’s Leading Integrated Facility Services Franchise to Open Third Office in California

OpenWorks, one of America’s leading integrated facility services franchises, has announced plans to expand into the San Diego 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 San Diego in the beginning of August. OpenWorks will be able to serve an extensive territory of businesses within a 40-mile radius from downtown San Diego, covering San Marcos and Carlsbad to the north, Chula Vista to the south and El Cajon to the east. This will be OpenWorks’ third regional operation in California, as they also have separate offices that serve the Los Angeles and San Francisco markets.

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.

Erik Cokrlic has been hired as the area’s Regional Director, overseeing the growth and development of the region by creating and maintaining new business and franchise partnerships. A San Diego native, Cokrlic previously worked for Aarrow Advertising in Florida, where he signed franchisees, increased the company’s client bases and oversaw its sales and advertising.

Over the last several months, OpenWorks has signed three local clients with multiple locations in the area – Dunn-Edwards Paints, Banner Bank and HomeStreet Bank. Cokrlic also signed his first franchisees, a husband and wife team from Kazakhstan who recently completed training and began operations. He is currently in the process of hiring account executives for the San Diego office as well.

OpenWorks is 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.

Cokrlic said OpenWorks will be able to offer local companies a single point of contact to meet all of their facility service needs, including specialty floor care, landscaping, pest control and window cleaning. OpenWorks will cover a wide area in and around San Diego while being able to service nearly any type of building, such as private office, educational and healthcare facilities.

“San Diego is a growing market with a large amount of companies that can benefit from the wide range of services OpenWorks is able to provide to clean and maintain their facilities,” said Cokrlic. “We can also offer a great franchise ownership opportunity for local entrepreneurs, particularly with the large minority population around the city.”

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

“We feel San Diego is a great fit for OpenWorks, and there are a number of great opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs. “Erik is off to a great start in the area and we only expect this success to grow in the coming months and years.”

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


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.

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