The Grounds Guys

Opportunity Cost

  • Liquid Capital Required: $50,000
  • Total Investment: $73,470 - $200,070
  • Franchise Fee: $35,000

About The Grounds Guys

  • Incorporated Name: THE GROUNDS GUYS, LLC
  • Industry: Maintenance Services
  • Subsector: Maintenance – General
  • Total Units: 252
  • Year Founded: 1987
  • Started Franchising: 2010
  • Home Office: Waco, TX
  • Awards: Franchise 500, Best for Vets, Lawn and Landscapes Top 100 (x2), 2015 Bond’s Top 100 Franchises, Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Franchise, Military Friendly

Stake Your Claim

Of the roughly 50 million acres of grass in the U.S., an estimated 21 million of those acres are private lawns. That’s a LOT of green space! It doesn’t matter what part of the country, or what type of climate, there is always a need for residential and commercial grounds care services, whether it’s lawn maintenance and landscaping or snow removal and holiday lighting.

Grounds Guys is staking a real claim in the industry, and is looking for future landscape management and lawn care franchise owners.

Our company is a quickly expanding international business that is helping our franchisees meet and exceed their financial, professional and personal goals. Our expertise lies in providing the right tools, support and environment to turn those goals and dreams into a reality. We see it happen every day. Why shouldn’t it happen to you?

(Brad Bell, Grounds Guys franchisee, Owensboro,KY)


You Invest In Us. We Invest In You.

With franchising, you get the independence of starting your own business with the security of joining forces with a nationally recognized brand. The combination of your energy and ambition with the experience and expertise of a larger company is explosive in its potential for success.

What you can expect:

  • Proprietary System: Our unique business model is designed for improving overall profitability and sustainability, including state of the art software to streamline operations.
  • Comprehensive ongoing training and support: Our Sure Start training helps prepare you for many aspects of operations including how to manage your finances. A dedicated Franchise Consultant will coach you for your first year. Franchisees in their second year of operation and after will be assigned a Regional Service Manager to advise them when needed.
  • Registered trademarks and a designated territory: We make sure you are protected.
  • Marketing, marketing, and more marketing: Superior marketing strategies and support offered through a 4-Pillar Marketing System:
      1. Web: Leading web presence, national and customizable website, bold online social media presence, SEO optimization, and reputation management)
      2. Media: National and local media coverage and PR, consistent advertising
      3. Engagement: An online software system to receive client feedback and ensure their satisfaction, a referral program to increase a word-of-mouth advertising, automated personalized in-home service reminders and marketing pieces, back marketing email drip campaigns
      4. Continuous innovation: The Grounds Guys marketing team keeps ahead of trends and is always looking and learning new ways to keep the Grounds Guys brand the most recognized grounds care brand in the business.
  • Nationwide networking support: You’ll have over 245 fellow Grounds Guys franchisees to consult with, PLUS the opportunity to meet up at Regional and National Conferences. That’s a LOT of people to “talk shop” with.
  • Vendor Discounts: Cut your expenses with ProTradeNet, a program offering preferred discounts through membership that includes annual rebates.

(Peter Van Stralen, Grounds Guys President, CANADA)


And There’s MORE…

  • Wide Open territory available – Be where you want to be
  • No licensing needed
  • Customize your franchise to offer the services you are most passionate about
  • Commercial Properties are looking for companies they can work with nationwide
  • Unique Culture of Care -- Attract and retain good people
  • Part of the Dwyer Group family of brands, with LIVE R.I.C.H. values

(Kenny Smith, Grounds Guys franchisee, Spokane Valley, WA)

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The Grounds Guys is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $50,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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