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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#435 Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$81K - $200K
Units as of 2020
188 10% over 3 years

Company Overview

Tim van Stralen and his nine brothers founded Sunshine Grounds Care, a landscape maintenance business, in 1987. In 2010, they teamed up with The Dwyer Group to use the experience and knowledge gained in running Sunshine Grounds Care to create and franchise a new company: The Grounds Guys.

About The Grounds Guys

Industry
Maintenance
Related Categories
Lawn & Tree Care
Founded
2010
Parent Company
Neighborly
Leadership
Josh Sevick, Brand President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2010 (11 years)
# of employees at HQ
900
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
188 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1010 N. University Parks Dr.
Waco, TX 76707

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Grounds Guys 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
$35,000
Initial Investment
$81,220 - $200,070
Veteran Incentives
15% off minimum franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5-6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
The Grounds Guys has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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
192 hours
Classroom Training
60 hours
Additional Training
National & regional meetings
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
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
15
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #435

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #150

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Updated: February 8th, 2021