The Grounds Guys Franchise

The Ground Guys provide commercial, residential and municipal property maintenance, landscaping and hardscaping services, snow and ice maintenance services, trash and debris removal, arboriculture services,  lawn renovation, residential, commercial and municipal turf care services, and more.

Request Information

The Grounds Guys Franchise Opportunity

The Grounds Guys®, a Neighborly® company, is a full-service grounds care company offering commercial and residential landscape management services. Founded in 1987 under the name Sunshine Grounds Care, The Grounds Guys® currently operates more than 228 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. If you’re interested in the lawn care and landscaping industry, or if you’re already part of it, The Grounds Guys could be the right franchise for you. From comprehensive business support to built-in national brand recognition, find out how you can join the hundreds of franchise owners discovering the life-changing benefit of starting a franchise with The Grounds Guys.

Franchising with The Grounds Guys

Business Model

The Grounds Guys franchise represents an opportunity to realize business ownership in a familiar, stable industry while allowing you and your family to experience a more balanced lifestyle. The roots of the model are in the recurring customer base thanks to services that require frequent, even weekly, lawncare treatments and visits. As an executive owner, your role is to lead your team, establish relationships, raise awareness of your business and rely on your lawncare professionals to perform hands-on tasks. With The Grounds Guys, you have year-round offerings available via a variety of seasonal services for residential and commercial customers. With so many different offerings you can provide multiple services to the same customer.

Key Benefits

With The Grounds Guys, you will be able to enjoy work/life balance with a family-friendly work week with no on-call or emergency work. As a franchise owner, you’ll have a prime protected territory  and enjoy simple operations with a clear customer-service focused business model, as well as a small footprint with low overhead and no initial office space required. 

The Grounds Guys is also a recession resilient franchise with service opportunities year-round: outdoor cleanup and planting in the spring, busy season for lawncare in the summer, raking and winterizing in the fall, and snow and ice along with holiday lights in the winter.

Marketing Support

Customers can enjoy the assurance that comes from hiring an internationally known brand. From their vehicles to tech uniforms, The Grounds Guys always looks professional. With a built-in marketing machine in place, the brand is distinct and recognizable everywhere. With The Grounds Guys, you get a local website, email campaigns, local marketing, online advertising, social media account management, customer feedback and reputation support, and client retention strategies. And as part of the Neighborly family of brands, you also receive local and national support at the top level to help drive business.

Training Programs

From the minute you start a franchise, your training and support program comes to life. The Sure Start training lasts 4-6 weeks with a combination of classroom-style training in business operations, sales and marketing and hands-on experience. You’ll have assistance from a Franchise Business Coach and Industry Experts to help you with ongoing best practices, provide advice and visit your business to make sure you’re on the right track!

Franchise owners also receive access to an all-in-one tool to manage operations including frontline service and support, customer satisfaction, marketing and sales, and financial awareness through GG Pro Management Software.

The Grounds Guys Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $82,820 - $202,470
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $50,000

The Grounds Guys Awards from Franchise Business Review

2022 Top 200
2020 Franchise Rockstar

Connect with The Grounds Guys Franchise Today

Would you like to learn to use your IRA/401K to buy a business. Guidant Financial (min. $50K needed in IRA/401K, US only.)

The Ground Guys provide commercial, residential and municipal property maintenance, landscaping and hardscaping services, snow and ice maintenance services, trash and debris removal, arboriculture services,  lawn renovation, residential, commercial and municipal turf care services, and more.

Request Information
  • Cash Required: $50,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $82,820 - $202,470
  • Franchising Since: 2010
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 228

Available Markets

USA United States:

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY