TAG: The Dwyer Group

The Grounds Guys ranks among fastest growing franchises

February 18, 2015By

Franchise Gator slotted The Grounds Guys as one of the fastest growing franchises in 2015, ranking it in third place on its Fastest Growing Franchises list. The franchise research site released this list along with its Franchise Gator Top 100 list in January. “The research that went into the Franchise Gator Top 100 identified two subgroups that we felt should be... read more

The Grounds Guys recognizes Oregon franchise

September 23, 2014By

The Grounds Guys of The Rogue Valley, located in Grants Pass, Ore., received multiple accolades during The Dwyer Group International Conference held Sept. 7-10 in Orlando, Fla. Dan and Janna Reid, owners of The Grounds Guys of The Rogue Valley, received the Top Gun, Franchisee of the Year and Recruiter of the Year Awards. In additional, team member Xai Gonzales... read more

The Grounds Guys listed as a top 10 franchise for vets

September 10, 2014By

The Grounds Guys secured the No. 8 spot on Military Times’ Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15 rankings. “We are forever grateful to those who have so willingly sacrificed for this country,” said Heather McLeod, director of franchise sales marketing at The Dwyer Group, parent company of The Grounds Guys. “It is truly an honor to be able to provide veterans... read more

The Grounds Guys’ Elmore expects continued growth with parent company’s acquisition

August 27, 2014By

Private equity firm The Riverside Co. acquired The Dwyer Group from TZP Group. It’s the second time Riverside has owned the Waco, Texas-based parent company of landscape maintenance franchisor The Grounds Guys. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Riverside first purchased The Dwyer Group in 2003, taking the company private. After seven years, the firm sold The Dwyer Group... read more

The Grounds Guys adds 16 locations

July 18, 2014By

The Grounds Guys added 16 new franchise locations in the second quarter. Year to date, Waco, Texas-based The Grounds Guys added 26 new franchise locations. “As a young brand in the U.S., it is great to experience this level of growth,” said Chris Elmore, The Grounds Guys president. Founded under the name Sunshine Brands in Canada in 1987, The Grounds... read more

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