The Grounds Guys Franchise

The Grounds Guys offers a one-of-a-kind franchise opportunity for motivated entrepreneurs with landscape and lawn care experience to achieve something special. Our franchise provides the resources and support of a nationally respected brand and gives you the opportunity to scale your landscape business to meet your own personal, professional, and financial goals. Meanwhile, you'll help customers enhance and maintain the beauty of their outdoor spaces. We deliver residential and commercial services such as:
  • Lawn maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Irrigation
  • Snow and ice management
  • Pest and weed control
  • Fertilization
  • Holiday lighting

To buy a franchise with The Grounds Guys, you'll need to have at least $30000 in liquid capital. The Grounds Guys charges a franchise fee of $35000.


Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: THE GROUNDS GUYS, LLC
Total Units: 194
Year Founded: 2010
Franchising Since: 2010
Home Office: Waco, TX
Training: Available
Locations Available: See Below*
Franchise Costs

Franchise Costs

Financing: Available
Liquid Capital Required: $30,000
Net Worth Required: N/A
Total Investment: $73,470 – $200,070
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty Type: -
Vetern Discount: 15% Off Initial Franchise Fee

*The Grounds Guys is currently accepting inquiries from the following locations: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Values & History

We opened our doors as Sunshine Grounds Care in 1987, the shared vision of 10 brothers. The Grounds Guys built our sterling reputation on the guiding principles of excellent workmanship, customer satisfaction, and real care. In 2010, with the help of Neighborly, we transformed The Grounds Guys into what it is today: An award-winning franchise opportunity with more than 200 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Industry Performance

The landscaping business is a $82 billion industry with a 4.8% annual growth rate in the last 5 years. The upward trend of real estate sales and employment prospects has led to more homeowners with more money to spend on landscape and lawn care. Remodeling has also seen an uptick--reports indicate that activity is the highest it's been since 2006. This means residential and commercial property owners may be in need of outdoor lighting, landscape installations, and irrigation systems. This increase in demand for grounds care services means there has never been a better time to explore franchise opportunities with The Grounds Guys.

Training & Support

As a part of Neighborly, The Grounds Guys franchisees have access to resources, marketing strategies, and proven systems that business owners won't find anywhere else. We assist with technology training, solutions for day to day operations, education on advancement in the industry, and more. Neighborly's consumer-facing, united collective of home service brands allows for valuable cross-promotional marketing and demographic research. Our approach includes extensive training and support for every franchisee at every step of the way. When you invest in a The Grounds Guys franchise, you will own your own business, but you won't be in it alone.

We set ourselves apart by offering continuous support and training in many areas, such as:

  • Business development
  • Investments and finance management
  • Marketing collateral, local marketing consultations, and marketing systems
  • Team development
  • Education in The Grounds Guys business culture and systems
  • Technology and software training
  • Day-to-day operations
  • Office system setup
After purchasing a franchise, we match you with a Sure Start Consultant who works closely with you for your first year of business. After your first year, we set you up with a Franchise Consultant who delivers ongoing support and holds you accountable every step of the way.

The Grounds Guys invests in every one of our franchisees through training and marketing support, as well as researched and proven systems and strategies. In short, we want to help you succeed, because we, in turn, succeed.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

We're looking for prospective business owners who are familiar with the landscape and grounds care industry and who are ready to take control of their financial future. Potential franchisees are people who:

  • Are financially responsible and accountable
  • Strive toward success
  • Uphold the highest professional standards
  • Help us maintain our strong national and international brand recognition
  • Offer exceptional customer service no matter what

Purchasing a The Grounds Guys Franchise

The initial investment needed to purchase a The Grounds Guys franchise will vary, based on a number of case-by-case factors. Some of the factors that determine the cost of your total investment include:

  • Business conversion: We specialize in helping business owners boost efficiency by implementing support and systems designed to function in any size business.
  • Startup costs: Whether you're starting from square one or have some equipment, vehicles, or supplies ready to use, we can help you calculate an investment that's suitable for your needs.
  • VetFran discount: If you're an honorably discharged veteran, you may qualify for a 15% discount on our initial franchise fee as a thank-you for your service to our country.
  • Existing business discount: If you already have a landscape business, you may be qualified for a roll-in discount depending on the size of your existing business.
  • Territory size: Many factors are considered when determining your territory size, which will affect the cost of your investment.
Regardless of your total investment amount, financing options are available.
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