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TAG: Franchising

Franchising: A support system

August 17, 2020By
Grounds Guys crews performing work (Photo: The Grounds Guys of League City)

A former independent business owner and current franchise owner discusses the benefits of franchising based on his own experiences. read more

Franchising: What you need to know

January 14, 2020By
Jon Bennett of NaturaLawn (Photo: NaturaLawn)

“You’ve got to work on your business, not in your business,” says Benjamin Schoot, a franchisee with The Grounds Guys in Myrtle Beach, S.C. “The longer you’re on a truck, the longer you’re handcuffing your business.” Schoot is not alone in this assertion. The motivation to join a franchise is often more about the need to grow a business than... read more

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