TAG: The Grounds Guys

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

Step by Step: How to aerate properly

June 6, 2018By
Aeration step 2. Illustration: David Preiss

As time goes on, soil naturally compacts. Aeration, also called coring and aerifying, perforates the soil to allow air, water and nutrients to reach a lawn’s roots. It also removes mild thatch. This helps roots grow deeper, making the lawn more vigorous and drought resistant. Aeration should occur when turf is in its peak growing season so it can recover... read more

The Grounds Guys parent company acquired

June 5, 2018By

Harvest Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, acquired Dwyer Franchising (Dwyer Group), the parent company of The Grounds Guys. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are thrilled to partner with the Dwyer Group management team,” said Steve Eisenstein, partner at Harvest Partners. “They have built an excellent company, and we look forward to providing additional financial and strategic... read more

The Grounds Guys spends first week of November donating services to charities

November 3, 2016By

For the sixth year in a row, professionals from The Grounds Guys will band together to donate services to local charities during WeCare Week. The Grounds Guys established the service project initiative in 2011 in remembrance of Monika Woerlen and her family, a sibling of one of the original The Grounds Guys founders, who died in a house fire. Today, the event... read more

OSHA cites The Grounds Guys for workplace injuries

February 9, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to SNS Lawn & Landscape Services, doing business as The Grounds Guys in Lancaster, Pa. The citations included two willful, five serious and one other-than-serious safety and health violations. OSHA proposed a penalty of $42,000. In August, a The Grounds Guys employee suffered a double toe amputation... read more

Revved up

August 8, 2015By

Commercial mower engines become more efficient and advanced. Fuel prices may be down from last year, but fuel efficiency is still a top concern for landscape maintenance professionals. Fuel savings coupled with technological advances are powering the commercial mower engine market, experts say—and there are no signs of it slowing down. Ease of use The bar for mower engines has... read more