Jani-King of Phoenix Drives B2B at PGA Tour Event
Phoenix, AZ – Jani-King of Phoenix, a regional support office for Jani-King International, the world’s largest commercial cleaning franchise company, is excited to share news about its partnership with the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Seven years ago, Jani-King of Phoenix invested in a skybox at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, one of the largest tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule. Initially, it took a couple of years to build the right relationships with the tournament organizers before finally earning a chance to clean the tournament offices. But once Julie Robinson, Master Franchise Owner, and her team proved their capabilities, the Thunderbirds (management group for the tournament), began to turn over more and more of the tournament cleaning needs.
“Jani-King’s role in the event this year is for our franchisees to clean the most high-profile areas, said Robinson. “We are responsible for the Corporate Village tents used by large sponsors. There are eight tents this year and each host up to 300 people a day. Our franchisees also clean all of the skyboxes and seats on the famous stadium hole, No. 16, as well as skyboxes on holes 17 and 18. There are a total of 210 Skyboxes which hold a minimum of 35 guests, with some of those skyboxes large enough to accommodate up to 150 spectators. We also clean the trailers for PGA Tour players and their families, and the Trailers for The Thunderbirds. Lastly we provide year-round service at the Grille at TPC, in the Clubhouse itself, thanks to Franchisee Rob Genet.”
The Waste Management Phoenix Open crew is Franchisee Norma Flores and her hand-picked team, supported by Operations Manager Lisa Christensen. According to Robinson, they’ve encountered some interesting obstacles servicing this outdoor event throughout the years. “Unusually high winds scattered white flower arrangements all over the fancy black carpet inside a huge corporate tent one year and several mornings they had to chip away ice from the tops of all the tables and chairs in the skyboxes,” said Robinson. “They also had to figure out how to prevent the glass cleaner from freezing as they were cleaning before sunrise because it does get that cold in the desert overnight in January.”
Over 525,000 people attended the event last year and Jani-King of Phoenix is proud to report zero complaints were logged. This outstanding accomplishment is especially important in building additional business with partners introduced through connections with the Thunderbirds. “The Thunderbirds are a local charity group of the executive men in our business community who run all parts of the event. They are well-connected within the Phoenix community,” said Robinson.
“Cleaning these high-profile areas, which are utilized by the Phoenix business community to entertain during the week, gives us great exposure, as well as further establishes a continuing relationship with the Thunderbirds. If you do business in Phoenix the last week of January, you do it out at the Open.”