Office Pride: A Family-Oriented Commercial Cleaning Services Business
Julie and Ben Hirschauer love working together. The mother-son team are area developers for Office Pride in Indiana. They enjoy sharing Office Pride’s story while continuing the dream of running a family business.
For the Hirschauers, Office Pride has been a family business since 1998, when Julie and her husband bought franchise 11. After working in ministry since 1981, they were looking for a way to supplement their income in a business that aligned with their values and would provide them the flexibility they needed to carry out their missions and balance their family life with four sons.
Lifestyle and overall enjoyment are keys to Franchise Business Review™’s annual ranking of top franchises based solely on franchisee satisfaction. Office Pride ranked No. 1 in 2019 among commercial cleaning services.
Many Office Pride franchisees are family teams, working together to earn a living and fulfill the dream of running a family business.
Ben Hirschauer remembers his brothers and him working during some evenings and weekends. “It was natural to contribute so we could help grow our family business,” he says.
Julie was approached by CEO Todd Hopkins in 2003 when the area development program was just beginning. “I looked at the opportunity of being an area developer as my next new challenge,” she says.
Now, Julie is responsible for franchise recruitment, Ben works in accounting and together, they coach their franchisees to be successful. “My mom ran a successful franchise unit and knows all the ins and outs of running a business,” says Ben.
Julie sees the benefits of Ben’s age: “He understands a lot of about social media marketing. He also helps franchisees who are hiring people in his generation.”
Julie and Ben look forward to continued success as a mother-son team. Ben reflected, “I love that our family business has become a legacy. My mother and I are continuing what the whole family built. Everyone made sacrifices, but to see the growth of Office Pride and my relationship with my mother have been very fulfilling.”
Brothers Armando and Fernando Escarcega of Office Pride Houston-Montrose are another successful family-run team. They chose Office Pride based on the company values and franchise network. They were looking for a franchise with opportunity to scale the business as much as they wanted. “The sky’s the limit,” says Armando.
The brothers always envisioned running a business together. Their plan was to split the work and grow twice as fast. They also split any pressures or stresses. The brothers stick together and rise to challenges side by side. Fernando says, “In the end, our family enjoys the rewards of hard work and perseverance.”
There are many more families and couples with an entrepreneurial spirit who work together to realize their dreams of business ownership with Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services. Office Pride Founder and CEO Todd Hopkins says, “Our culture is both faith-based and family-focused, which makes it perfectly suited for families who want to build a business together. We have a great, loving community of franchise owners who find Office Pride’s unique culture to be very attractive.” Call Office Pride of Virginia Beach-Chesapeake at (757) 497-3974 to receive your free, custom quote from our expert team.