The Grounds Guys® on Track to Double in Size for Second Consecutive Year

Growth continues for The Grounds Guys commercial landscaping franchise.

Waco, TX (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 - The Grounds Guys announces the addition of ten new franchise locations during 3rd quarter of 2013. Last year, The Grounds Guys more than doubled its U.S. franchise base growing from 37 units in 2011 to approximately 75 in 2012. At its current rate of growth, The Grounds Guys projects to double in size, yet again, by the end of the year.

"It is wonderful to experience the exponential growth we are having as a young brand in the U.S.," said Ron Madera, president of The Grounds Guys. "As we grow, our continued success speaks for the dedication of our franchisees and our brand to providing a superior customer service experience."

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 offers a comprehensive range of expert services to residential and commercial clients including: grounds care; lawn maintenance; site enhancement; tree planting and moving; as well as snow and ice removal and irrigation.

The Grounds Guys welcomes the following new franchise owners:

  • Chris Troxel, The Grounds Guys of Parker, Kan.
  • Jeff Baker, The Grounds Guys of East Wichita, Kan.
  • John and Caroline Milliken, The Grounds Guys of Columbia, S.C.
  • John McKisick, The Grounds Guys of Mabelvale, Ark.
  • Jonathan Stanley, The Grounds Guys of Mint Hill, N.C.
  • Justin Rush, The Grounds Guys of Westerville, Ohio.
  • Raymond Osbun, The Grounds Guys of Birmingham, Ala.
  • Robert Tanner, The Grounds Guys of Florence, Ala.
  • Scott Greene, The Grounds Guys of Arlington, Va.*
  • Travis Hicks, The Grounds Guys of Friendswood, Texas.**

As supporter of the Vet Fran® program, The Grounds Guys is pleased to announce that 25% of current franchisees owners have served in the military. For more information regarding the veteran initiative, interviews, and the other special incentive programs at The Dwyer Group® and The Grounds Guys contact the Public Relations Specialist, Brianna Bowman, at (254) 759-5827.

*Participant in The Dwyer Group’s VetFran program for military veterans.
**Participant in The Dwyer Group’s Public Protectors Franchise Advantage Program for former law enforcement and firefighting professionals.

About The Grounds Guys

The Grounds Guys is a commercial and residential landscaping management service with over 150 franchises throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition to basic lawn care, fertilization, weed elimination, pest care and bed care, The Grounds Guys offers expert landscape management and enhancement services, and irrigation system installation. The Grounds Guys is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, a Waco, Texas-based holding company of seven, service-based franchise organizations. For further information, visit its website at


Brianna Bowman
The Dwyer Group
+1 (254) 759-5827


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