Weed Man

Weed Man

Lawn care
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#320 Ranked #102 last year
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Initial investment
$69K - $87K
Units as of 2020
349 4.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

Des Rice founded Weed Man in 1970 in Toronto, Ontario. The private company began franchising in 1976 and has locations throughout Canada and the United States. Weed Man has been franchising in the United States since 1996. Franchisees may start independent locations or convert existing operations into Weed Man franchises.

About Weed Man

Industry
Maintenance
Related Categories
Lawn & Tree Care
Founded
1970
Parent Company
TH Canada Inc.
Leadership
Jennifer Lemcke, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1976 (45 years)
# of employees at HQ
10
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

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

# of Units
349 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1129 Wentworth St., #B3
Oshawa, ON L1J 8P7

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
$20,000 - $33,750
Initial Investment
$69,490 - $86,550
Net Worth Requirement
$60,000
Cash Requirement
$60,000
Veteran Incentives
25% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
$6.3K-$12.6K/vehicle/yr.
Ad Royalty Fee
20% of royalty fee
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
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
Additional Training
At various locations
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?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
4
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #320

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #179

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #51

Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021