Weed Man

Lawn care
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Franchise 500 2023
2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#281 Ranked #185 last year
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Initial investment
$81K - $108K
Units as of 2023
348 Decrease

With a variety of services, Weed Man is an established vendor for all professional lawn care needs. Founded in 1970, Weed Man started their journey in Canada and expanded to the United States in 1996. 

With over 250 franchises servicing more than half a million customers in North America, your Weed Man franchise may be the next successful one for the brand. Weed Man franchises may be opened in the United States, Canada, or Europe.

Weed Man headquarters is located in Orono, Ontario, Canada. 

Why You May Want to Start a Weed Man Franchise

Weed Man is looking for a franchisee dedicated to outstanding service, quality, and integrity. The ideal candidate is resourceful, timely, dedicated, and persistent. If this tenacious spirit of ingenuity sounds like you, opening a Weed Man franchise may be easier than ever.

Franchisees may be offered the opportunity to start independent locations or convert their existing lawn care company into a Weed Man franchise.

Weed Man has been ranked in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 many times in the past several decades. This ranking is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of cost and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

What Might Make a Weed Man Franchise a Good Choice?

Opening a Weed Man franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that may struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.

To be part of the Weed Man team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should also prepare yourself for the existence of ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

Weed man has partnered with third-party financial lenders that may help you cover the costs of the franchise fee, startup, equipment, and inventory if you qualify. 

How To Open a Weed Man Franchise

As you decide if you want to open a Weed Man franchise, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Weed Man franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

Weed Man may offer exclusive territories for each franchisee, ensuring that a different Weed Man franchise will not be opened in a certain vicinity.

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Weed Man franchising team questions.

It may be a good idea to speak with an attorney or financial advisor to ensure that you have the necessary financial resources to own and operate a Weed Man franchise.

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Company Overview

About Weed Man

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories Lawn & Tree Care
Founded 1970
Parent Company TH Canada Inc.
Leadership Jennifer Lemcke, CEO
Corporate Address 9 Cobbledick St., #W
Orono, ON L0B 1M0
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1976 (48 years)
# of employees at HQ 15
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions: Europe (Western), Canada

# of Units 348 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Weed Man franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$30,000 - $50,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$80,535 - $107,785
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$60,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
25% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
5.5%-6.5%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
1.2%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Weed Man has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 12 hours
Classroom Training 58 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 4-6
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022