TAG: Franchising

Fit for a franchise

May 15, 2019By
Man performing lawn care services (Photo: Naturalawn of America)

After decades of providing landscape construction and irrigation services, leaders at DeVisser Landscape Services in Kalamazoo, Mich., became interested in adding lawn care to its offerings. But, with no prior lawn care experience, they didn’t know where to start. After attending a Weed Man roundtable at an industry expo, they realized franchising might be the best way to incorporate a... read more

A road map for franchising

February 11, 2019By
The Grounds Guys crew and equipment (Photo: The Grounds Guys)

For contractors who want to scale their business but feel stuck in a rut, franchising may be a viable route to consider. Franchising is also an option for startup landscapers, who may need help learning how to run an effective business and understanding the ins and outs of the green industry. “The franchise system is like having a guardrail on... read more

Conserva Irrigation seeks franchisees

August 2, 2017By

Expanding its national footprint, Conserva Irrigation now is accepting potential franchise candidates. Russ Jundt founded the Richmond, Va.-headquartered irrigation company in 2010—and did so on the principle of water conservation. Today, the company and its franchise model targets the repair and maintenance of both commercial and residential sprinkler systems. “Having witnessed the unbelievable amount of water that is wasted annually... read more

Forbes names Weed Man a ‘best franchise to buy’

June 18, 2015By

Weed Man, a lawn care franchise organization with locations in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., was named to the Forbes list of The Best Franchises to Buy. “We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as an outstanding franchise opportunity,” said Jennifer Lemcke, COO of Turf Holdings and Weed Man USA. “Our franchisees are growing at a phenomenal rate,... read more

Mosquito Joe lands 16 deals in Q1 2015

April 13, 2015By

Wrapping up its first fiscal quarter of 2015, Mosquito Joe opened 11 franchises and signed 16 agreements to expand in 30 territories—a 100 percent increase from 2014. “Mosquito Joe has continued to outperform previous growth numbers, which demonstrates that our franchisees and infrastructure can drive record results,” said Mosquito Joe CEO Kevin Wilson. “In the past three months, we’ve been... read more

Weed Man USA sees 17 percent sales growth in 2014

February 20, 2015By

Weed Man USA had a historical year in 2014, scoring its largest ever signed agreement to date—which led it to expand into 22 new territories in Houston—and adding 86 new territories. With sales topping nearly $73 million in 2014, the company experienced a 17.6 percent growth in system sales over the previous year. Weed Man USA also saw an average renewal... read more