PRLog - Nov. 10, 2010 - CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Bodiford came to Key West with one goal in mind – to make a final decision as to whether business ownership was going to be a part of his future or just a thought in the past. As a pharmaceutical sales representative for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, he was in and out of medical offices all day. He began to think about ways to use his experience in the medical field to fuel his desire for business ownership. After many brainstorming sessions and sleepless nights, the idea of 360clean, "The Innovative Leader of the Building Service Industry", was born. The rest of the story is history in the making.
Barry Bodiford | Founder & CEO
While continuing his day job, Bodiford launched the original 360clean business as a part-time venture to test the waters of business ownership. “I specifically remember taking off my business suit at the end of the work day and putting on my 360clean gear for another night of working on and in my business”, said Bodiford. Throughout the first few years of the business, Bodiford found himself out many times until the early morning hours working to build and perfect the 360clean system.
It didn’t take long to realize that the niche for 360clean would be the specialization in servicing medical offices. Bodiford realized, after a short time, he was ready to be a full-time business owner. “It was a tough decision to leave the comfort that was being provided by the job as pharmaceutical rep, but seeing the 360clean system develop so rapidly, I knew it was now or never”, said Bodiford.
The vision for 360clean was to specialize in medical office cleaning, but utilize the same service provided to medical offices in all types of commercial buildings. That is when the JaniMed cleaning system was created by Bodiford. JaniMed is 360clean’s process and standards for cleaning medical offices and other facilities that desire to have a clean, yet germ free environment. “I said from day one, our country does not need another cleaning company, what we need is a cleaning company that focuses on cleaning beyond what we see on the surface”, said Bodiford.
Our country is realizing the difference that 360clean offers as the company is now providing their services in six states. The company began offering franchises in 2008 and now has 25 franchisees. The 360clean Franchise System is expanded through the Area Developer Franchise Concept. The concept is structured in a way that the Area Developer operates similarly to a Regional Franchisor of their territory. Area Developers are responsible for selling the unit franchises, acquiring accounts for their franchisees, while coaching and supporting their franchisees. “I have worn every hat in our business. I have operated as the original unit franchise and then as an Area Developer for a few months to perfect that system. I can relate to every new franchise owner and Area Developer that joins our family of franchisees”
Also, 360clean is offering additional services beyond their janitorial services. This is a benefit to the clients as well as the franchise owners. “We have seen tremendous growth over the last two years. As we continue to expand through bringing on more Area Developers in attractive markets across the U.S., we see our future even more exciting than the history of 360clean”.
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360clean, a privately held company, is the innovative leader of the commercial cleaning industry. 360clean provides services to a large number of industry types through an expanding network of expertly trained Owner Operators throughout the USA.