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The Grounds Guys


The Ground Guys® provide professional lawn care, landscaping, and snow removal to enhance and maintain the beauty of outdoor spaces for both residential and commercial customers. The Ground Guys® franchise owners and their families experience the lifestyle they’ve always desired full of freedom, flexibility and infinite possibility. They're not in the lawn care business managing people, they’re in the people business handling lawn care, building connections with employees, customers, communities and other owners in The Ground Guys® system.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$81,220 - $200,070
Franchise fee
$31,026 - $72,799
5.0% - 6.0%
Offers Financing
Units in operation
Franchising Since

Own a The Grounds Guys Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Professional landscaping, lawn care & snow removal for residential & commercial customers
  • Also provides fertilization, irrigation, lawn lighting, and management of water, snow, ice, weeds, and pests
  • The Grounds Guys benefits from being a member of the Neighborly family of home services brands, one of the world's largest franchise organizations

How does it make money?

  • Homeowners and businesses contract The Grounds Guys franchisees for ongoing, year-round maintenance work
  • Customers can also pay for one-time enhancements, upgrades, and projects like gutter cleaning

Who is it for?

  • Financially responsible and accountable individuals with an intrinsic drive for success
  • Entrepreneurs for whom the The Grounds Guys' R.I.C.H. code of values - respect, integrity, customer focus, and having fun - resonates deeply
  • Those who value industry recognition and rewards in selecting a franchise - The Grounds Guys has been ranked the top franchise in its category by Entrepreneur Magazine
  • People who want to launch a new business or convert an existing business into a franchise with The Grounds Guys

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Travel to homes and businesses to provide grounds maintenance and related services
  • Hire and dispatch crew members to execute customer jobs as needed
  • Maintain and oversee dependable, professional pros who reflect The Grounds Guys' strong national and international brand reputation



The Grounds Guys

**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.

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

You invest in us. We invest in you.

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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:

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  • 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:
  • Web: Leading web presence, national and customizable website, bold online social media presence, SEO optimization, and reputation management)
  • Media: National and local media coverage and PR, consisten t advertising
  • 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
  • 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.
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(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 Neighborly family of brands, with LIVE R.I.C.H. values

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

Quick Facts:

  • Franchise Fee: $35,000
  • Total Investment Range: $73,470 - $200,070
  • Financing Available to Qualified Buyers
  • Training Available
  • Incorporated Name: THE GROUNDS GUYS, LLC
  • Industry: Maintenance Services
  • Industry Subsector: Maintenance – General
  • Total Units: 194
  • Year Founded: 2010
  • Started Franchising: 2010
  • Office Location: Waco, TX

Discounts: Veterans and Public Protectors (Police and Fire)


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