Mark and Kelly Eckels, owners of Office Pride of Dover, won the Franchise of the Year and Standards of Excellence awards.

Mark and Kelly Eckels, owners of Office Pride of Dover, won the Franchise of the Year and Standards of Excellence awards at the company’s recent annual retreat and awards ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky.

Office Pride, a national franchise, is recognized as one of the more trusted full-service commercial cleaning and total floor care companies in the industry.

The Franchise of the Year award is given to the franchise that has demonstrated the best overall performance in sales and continued growth, customer and employee satisfaction and retention, while at the same time contributing to Office Pride’s corporate brand development and embodying Office Pride’s core values and mission.

The Standards of Excellence award is given to the franchises that are ranked in the top 10 percent of the Office Pride franchise network. Recipients of this award have exhibited sales growth, customer retention and satisfaction, as well as corporate compliance and a commitment to continuing education within the industry.

“Mark and I are honored, humbled and so thankful to have been recognized for our strongest year yet,” said Kelly. “We’ve exceeded our goals across all aspects of the business, and this award is a testament to the hard work of our team. It’s an awesome feeling to look back on the achievements we met this past year, and we look forward to strengthening our business even more in the years ahead.”

Themed “Discipline to Win,” the three-day conference included extensive training, educational seminars and opportunities to collaborate and share best practices.

For more information on the Eckel’s Office Pride, visit officepride.com/Dover-0259.