The Grounds Guys Honors Top Franchise Performers During Neighborly’s First-Ever Virtual Reunion, Neighborly United
Landscaping franchise kicks off the final quarter of a record-setting year by recognizing standout franchise owners from across its network
October 30, 2020 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - The Grounds Guys®, a Neighborly® company, announced its franchise network’s top performers of 2019 during Neighborly United, which occurred earlier this month as the organization’s first-ever virtual reunion.
“Neighborly’s annual reunion may have looked a bit different this year, but the pride we all have to be a part of the world’s largest family of home service brands was shining as bright as ever,” said Josh Sevick, President of The Grounds Guys. “Despite the unique challenges of 2020, our franchise owners have risen to the occasion to help make this a year of success and growth for our united team. It was an honor to celebrate these outstanding Grounds Guys owners who represented the very best of what our franchise network had to offer this year.”
Top award winners included:
- Franchisee of the Year: Ben and Stephanie Schoot, owners of The Grounds Guys of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: This award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a franchise owner, presented by The Grounds Guys to the owner who has consistently grown through proper training and management of their organization with a consistently high level of sales through quality and professional service.
- Rookie of the Year: Matthew and Aleah White, owners of The Grounds Guys of Gulf Breeze, Florida: This award is presented to the franchise owner who, in their first 12 months, has demonstrated outstanding performance in sales and building their organizations. Only franchise owners in the system for less than 18 months are eligible.
- President’s Award: Travis Hicks and Travis Reed, owners of The Grounds Guys of League City, Texas: This award is presented to the franchise owner who demonstrates outstanding performance, leadership and engagement with a proactive contribution to the brand. This recognition is specifically from the brand president of The Grounds Guys.
In addition to celebrating the noteworthy success of these franchise owners, The Grounds Guys also has much to celebrate in terms of development and growth as it heads into the final quarter of this year. As of the close of September 2020, the brand has awarded 31 new franchise agreements – including a record-setting third quarter with 13 new agreements – and opened 28 new franchise locations just since January, all amidst an ongoing pandemic.
About The Grounds Guys
The Grounds Guys®, a Neighborly® company, is a full-service grounds care company offering commercial and residential landscape management services. The Grounds Guys currently operates more than 200 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Acquired in 2010, The Grounds Guys is part of Neighborly, the world’s largest home services franchisor of 27 brands and more than 4,300 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. Neighborly brands are found at Neighborly in the United States and Neighbourly in Canada.
Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 27 brands and more than 4,300 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 18 service categories at Neighborly in the United States and Neighbourly in Canada. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts,
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