TAG: Ron Madera

Chris Elmore set to preside The Grounds Guys

December 12, 2013By

Chris Elmore was appointed as president of The Grounds Guys, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group. He is slated to begin his term Jan. 1, after his successor, Ron Madera, retires at the end of December. Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of The Dwyer Group, said Elmore’s appointment reinforces the future growth of the franchise. “Chris is a proven business... read more

The Grounds Guys secures 10 franchisees in Q3

October 29, 2013By

The Grounds Guys added 10 new franchise locations during the third quarter of 2013, hardening its projection of doubling in size for its second consecutive year. Last year, the company more than doubled its U.S. franchise base from 37 units in 2011 to 75 in 2012. At its current rate of growth, it will double in size again in 2013.... read more

A landscape business in a box

July 3, 2012By

Franchises have advanced, but franchisors aren’t too eager to mess with what’s long been a winning formula. With the advent of technology, increased emphasis on branding and better equipment, franchising has changed a lot over the years. But even with all its advances, its core has not budged. “The concept of franchising is the same now as it always has... read more