America's Passion for Healthy Lawns Leads to Banner Year for Weed Man USA

North America's Fastest Growing Lawn Care Franchise Expands into 86 New Territories in 2014; Experiences 17.6 Percent Growth in Sales

CLEVELAND - February 19, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Americans are on a quest for a green and healthy lawn and spend an average of $40 billion per year in maintenance. This passion has led to a significant increase in franchise development and sales for North America's fastest-growing lawn care company.

Continuing its rapid U.S. expansion, Weed Man USA closed out 2014 with the addition of 86 new territories with plans to expand into 52 more in 2015. The company's most notable signed deal in 2014 was in Houston. Expanding into 22 new territories in the local market, the deal marked Weed Man USA's largest ever signed agreement to date.

"Our dedication toward providing a culture of quality service has led to phenomenal growth year after year for Weed Man USA," said Jennifer Lemcke, COO of Turf Holdings, Inc. "With more than 40 years of experience providing lawn care services to communities across North America, we have become true members of the territories we serve. Our franchisees focus on hiring quality employees who are dedicated to helping our clients solve their lawn challenges."

With sales topping nearly $73 million in 2014, the company experienced a 17.6 percent growth in system sales over the previous year. Furthermore, Weed Man USA saw an average renewal rate of 75 percent, a 3 percent increase over the previous year.

Weed Man of Roswell franchise owners, Jim McClure and Kevin Adan, have experienced remarkable success with establishing their presence throughout 16 territories. In the past year alone, they have grown their annual sales by more than $1 million and the duo finished 2014 with a net revenue of $4.6 million.

"Weed Man's robust training tools and established recognition as a leader and innovator in the lawn care industry has helped create tremendous growth opportunities for our franchise," said Adan. "Between our fellow franchise owners and the talented corporate team, there are always people available to brainstorm business strategies with to ensure we are heading down the path toward success."

Entrepreneur magazine has recognized the brand as a top franchise opportunity, ranking it in the top 100 of its Franchise 500® list for three consecutive years.

As Weed Man USA continues its U.S. expansion in 2015, the company's goal is to execute franchise agreements in markets such as Chicago, San Antonio, Boston, Memphis, Dallas and Jacksonville. For more information on the Weed Man USA franchise opportunity, visit www.weedmanfranchise.com.

About Weed Man

Weed Man USA, North America's No. 1 franchised lawn care provider, is a network of locally owned and operated lawn care businesses providing environmentally responsible fertilization, weed control and integrated pest management services. For more than 40 years, Weed Man's promise has always been the same: Weed Man treats every lawn as if it was their own and provides customers with honest and open communication. Weed Man entered the U.S. market in 1996 through a licensing agreement with Turf Holdings, Inc. and began awarding franchises in 2000. Today Weed Man helps support franchisees in more than 400 territories throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.weedmanfranchise.com.

SOURCE Weed Man

Contact: 

Stacy Rubenstein
Fishman Public Relations
847-945-1300
srubenstein@fishmanpr.com

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