The Grounds Guys® Continues Growth in the 2nd Quarter of 2013

The Grounds Guys welcomes 9 new franchisees in second quarter of 2013.

Waco, TX (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 - The Grounds Guys, a landscaping and lawn maintenance franchise, awarded nine new U.S. franchises in the second quarter of 2013. The Grounds Guys has been consecutively listed as part of the Franchise 500® awarded by Entrepreneur Magazine as well as receiving recognition on the Military Friendly Franchises® list determined by G.I. Jobs magazine and the Best for Vets ® list compiled by Military Times.

Founded under the name Sunshine Brands in Canada in 1987, The Grounds Guys expanded into the U.S. in 2010 as a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®. The Grounds Guys has grown its U.S. presence to 34 states. Approximately 70% of the new franchises in 2013 were “conversions,” rolling business in from an existing landscaping or lawn care business.

The Grounds Guys is a rapidly growing landscaping and lawn care franchise, providing residential and commercial grounds maintenance and offering leading franchise opportunities to trained professionals in the lawn care industry. Established in 2010, The Grounds Guys is committed to providing efficient and reliable services for consumers, and growth opportunities for both entrepreneurs and established businesses. The Grounds Guys currently has over 120 locations throughout the United States.

The Grounds Guys welcomes the following new franchise owners:

  • &Anthony Fuller, The Grounds Guys of Upper Malboro, Md.
  • Brad Ward, The Grounds Guys of Beaver Dam, Ky.
  • Corey Sedrel, The Grounds Guys of West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Gene Brienza, The Grounds Guys of Littleton, Brighton, Colo.
  • Herb Temple, The Grounds Guys of Loveland, Morrow, Ohio
  • John Beck, The Grounds Guys of Murfreesboro, Mount Juliet, Tenn.
  • Rich Occhionero, The Grounds Guys of San Marcos, Calif.
  • Richard Scott, The Grounds Guys of Winter Haven, Fla.
  • Sean Strano, The Grounds Guys of Plant City, Fla.

“We are excited to welcome these new franchise owners to The Grounds Guys team,” said Ron Madera, the president of The Grounds Guys. “With the rising demand for quality service, our Culture of Care continues to attract some of the best in the industry, and we’re proud to include them as part of The Grounds Guys.”

For more information regarding The Grounds Guys, successful franchisees and franchise opportunities, visit

About The Grounds Guys

The Grounds Guys is a commercial and residential landscaping management service with approximately 145 franchises throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition to basic lawn maintenance, fertilization, weed control, pest control and bed care, The Grounds Guys offers expert landscape management and enhancement services, irrigation system installation and snow and ice removal. The Grounds Guys is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc., a Waco, Texas-based holding company of seven, service-based franchise organizations. For further information, visit their website.


Brianna Bowman
The Dwyer Group


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