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TAG: The Grounds Guys

Maintain your Edge: Franchise players

May 10, 2021By
Mike Valestin, a Spring-Green Lawn Care franchisee in Mequon, Wis., explains that his business grew by about 15 percent in 2020, despite COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Spring-Green Lawn Care.)

Daniel Legget, owner of the Mobile, Alabama branch of The Grounds Guys grew his business by 40 percent from 2019 to 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. read more

Companies in the News: Updates from TruGreen, John Deere and more

January 12, 2021By

The latest news and updates from green industry companies including TruGreen, Neighborly, John Deere, Takeuchi U.S. and more. read more

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

The Grounds Guys marks strong first half with new locations, franchisees

July 27, 2020By

The Grounds Guys, a Neighborly company, has awarded more than 15 new franchise agreements and opened almost 20 new locations from January-June of 2020. The total size of the network is now more than 200 locations open and in development across North America. “We have seen continued growth across the system this year and are tracking above our 2019 results, even... 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

How landscape pros are using battery power

December 23, 2019By
Battery-powered chainsaw (Photo: Bedell Property Management)

Environmental concerns, potential safety hazards and fuel costs — all have been cited as reasons landscape contractors make the switch over to battery-powered handheld equipment from gas-powered machines. “We are responsible for the upkeep and improvement of the cultivated landscape, and I think that is best completed with the very light touch (of battery-powered equipment),” says Matt Dingeldein, president of... read more