May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – The Grounds Guys have been named one of the top landscape companies in North America by Lawn and Landscape Magazine.
The Grounds Guys ranked 42 on the 2015 Lawn and Landscape Top 100 list, published in May and sponsored by Toro.
“Our Top 100 list includes some of the best and brightest leaders in the landscape industry,” said Lawn and Landscape Editor and Associate Publisher, Chuck Bowen. “These companies have achieved a level of growth that very few others can claim.”
The Grounds Guys added 52 new franchise units in 2014. With 198 units operating in the United States to date. “We are honored to be considered one of the Top Landscape companies in the United States,” said Chris Elmore, President of The Grounds Guys. “Our growth during this time period speaks to the franchise opportunity that we offer.”
The Lawn & Landscape Top 100 is based on 2014 revenue from landscape profit centers, and is reported by each company listed. Companies on the Top 100 list earned total revenue in 2014 of $8,026,808,707. That’s $776,283,627 more than in 2013 – an increase of 11 percent. Companies on the list reported total employment (seasonal plus year-round employees) of 86,255 people. The list comprises 97 companies in 31 states and three firms in Canada.
“We’re proud to sponsor this annual ranking that recognizes landscape contractors who are at the top of their industry,” says David Alkire, vice president, residential and landscape contractor businesses at the Toro Company. “Innovative thinking is key to growth, and we support companies like these that are finding new ways to be successful every day.”
The Dwyer Group, Inc., based in Waco, Texas, is the holding company of seven franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor in the UK and Portugal), and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, The Dwyer Group operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass brand name. For more information on The Dwyer Group or its franchise concepts, visit DwyerGroup.com.
SOURCE The Dwyer Group®
Public Relations Specialist
The Dwyer Group®