The Grounds Guys

The Grounds Guys Gift of Life Grand Opening Event

SAN MARCOS, Texas(October 7, 2011) - The Grounds Guys® is the newest service franchise in the lawn, garden, landscaping, and lawn care industry and is proud to announce a new franchise location servicing the San Marcos, Texas, area. A Gift of Life grand opening event will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 7, 2011, at the Three Dudes Winery, 125 Old Martindale Road. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Ronald McDonald House Charities.

But don’t let the nationally recognized name fool you – the company is still locally owned and operated, offering quality lawn care services to the San Marcos community.

The Grounds Guys of San Marcos, a full-service grounds care company, is being opened by local residents Derek and Maureen Paulk. Both Derek and Maureen were former pilots in the military, recently serving as contractors in Iraq. Although Derek has since retired from the military, Maureen stills serves in the Air Force reserves in Miami, Fla.

“We recently moved to the Luling area and were looking for an opportunity to provide a quality service through core values to the community,” said Maureen Paulk. “The Grounds Guys established systems will allow us to deliver industry-leading lawn care and landscape solutions to large commercial and residential customers.”

Built on a family tradition of caring, The Grounds Guys are driven by a passion to exceed customer expectations. The customer experience will include:

  • 24-hour call center, with three-hour guarantee return call for all existing customers
  • Friendly, uniformed crew of professionals
  • State-of-art equipment and trucks, which are cleaned and maintained daily to insure timely and professional service to clients
  • Quality control reports delivered monthly

“We are proud to have Derek and Maureen as part of The Grounds Guys family,” said Ron Madera, president of The Grounds Guys. “Their military experience, core values and entrepreneurial spirit, combined with our proven franchise systems, will give a strong presence in parts of the Hays and Caldwell counties markets.”

About The Grounds Guys

The Grounds Guys is a new franchise concept specializing in commercial and estate residential landscape management services. It is the seventh service concept of The Dwyer Group®, an international franchise company with more than 1,400 locations globally. For more information please visit our website at