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  • Boost Your Curb Appeal and Resale Value

    September 15, 2017
    The Grounds Guys of Franklin participated in a makeover featured on the Property Brothers: Buying & Selling along with fellow Neighborly company, Five Star Painting . In season seven’s fourth episode , The Grounds Guys of Franklin Franchisee Ricky Scott and his team enhanced the couple’s landscaping to make an impressive first impression for potential buyers. Need to increase your home’s resale ...
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  • Grateful To Give Support to Hurricane Harvey Victims

    September 1, 2017
    Darren Wing of The Grounds Guys of Cedar Park & Georgetown and his father-in-law delivered 15,000 lbs. of bottled water to a Hurricane Harvey relief shelter in Conroe, Texas on August 30. Wing worked with fellow Neighborly Franchisee Harry Young, who owns Molly Maid of Greater Austin and other local businesses to purchase and pick up the water on pallets from Wal-Mart. "In my time serving in the ...
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  • Keep Your Christmas Tree Alive Longer This Year

    December 7, 2016
    According to the National Christmas Tree Association , more than 25 million trees are purchased in the United States. It’s important to preserve the life of your tree for not only the physical appearance, but also to prevent any fire hazards. With the proper maintenance, a healthy Christmas tree can last around six weeks. Of course, water must be added to the base of the tree, and it’s ideal to ...
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  • Memorial Day: Remembering Our Heroes

    May 27, 2016
    Are you a military veteran? Have you had friends or family members serve our country? Memorial Day is all about honoring the brave men and women who have sacrificed their time, energy and many years of their lives to serve our nation. Many have even made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives to defend friends and family back home. At the Dwyer Group®, we recognize the contributions military ...
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  • Winter Pet Safety: Keeping Your Pets Warm this Winter

    January 27, 2016
    Winter is among us and millions are battling the freezing cold weather. You’ve been told what to do to keep yourself safe and warm, but what about your beloved pets? Protect your pets from the harsh cold this winter with these tips. Keep your pet indoors Avoid the cold and wet outdoors to help keep your pet warm. For animals like dogs that have to be let out, keep a towel by the door to dry them ...
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  • The Grounds Guys Selected Among Top 100 Franchises for 2015

    May 5, 2015
    The Grounds Guys, along with seven other Dwyer Group franchise businesses, was selected as one of the World Franchising Network’s Top 100 Franchises for 2015. The Grounds Guys is proud to announce that it was selected as one of the Top 100 Franchises for 2015 by the World Franchising Network. Franchises selected for the Top 100 have received the highest ratings in a number of areas, including ...
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  • 10 Friendliest Country Musicians

    April 3, 2015
    The 49th Annual Academy of County Music Awards will be held Sunday, April 6 on CBS. The Grounds Guys®, coming from a Culture of Care, looked into the country music culture and the Culture of Care they bring to their industry. Many country musicians take on charity work as a way of giving back to their communities and loyal fans. The Grounds Guys highlighted some country music stars and the ...
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  • The Dwyer Group, Inc Acquired by the Riverside Company

    August 18, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Monica Feid, BizCom Associates (972) 490-8053, WACO, Texas (August 18, 2014) – The Dwyer Group®, Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trades service brands, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe ...
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  • Our 10 Favorite National Parks

    April 29, 2014
    Millions of people flock to America’s majestic national parks each year and it’s no surprise why. These natural wonders are equipped with some of the world’s most amazing views, wildlife and astounding geographic formations. In celebration of National Park Week, April 19-27, we’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite national parks. Yosemite National Park (California) Half Dome is one of the most ...
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  • 5 Tips to Weed Out Hate: Planting Respect

    April 2, 2014
    How many times have you heard someone say, you're growing like a weed? You may even be guilty of saying it yourself. But here's the million-dollar question, do weeds really grow that fast? Well, actually, yes they do. You see, weeds very quickly and very easily adapt to disturbed habitats. And once they take root, weeds are an absolute chore to get rid of. Fundamentally, the key to getting rid of ...
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  • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

    April 1, 2014
    With the finale of the super-popular TV show, The Walking Dead , behind us, have you stopped to think about how you would survive a post-apocalyptic scenario? The Grounds Guys® may not be able to help you fight off a zombie attack, but we CAN help you learn to live off the land so you’ll have the energy to fight - or run from - zombies. Plants and trees can be used in a variety of life-sustaining ...
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  • 5 Reasons Why The Grounds Guys Are Always Optimistic

    March 21, 2014
    By Kellie Pearson Curious about the constant cheeriness of your neighborhood Grounds Guys®? Never fear – we’ve investigated the motivations of these gentlemen and have this report to share with you about why this is so. Here are five reasons why The Grounds Guys are always optimistic. Reason #1: The grass is greener on this side. It’s all about perspective (although it does help that we use the ...
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  • Big Bang Theory

    March 6, 2014
    If you want to plant your own "Big Bang Theory" garden, you'll need the plants below: Sheldon Cooper : The Touch-Me-Not The touch-me-not is a slender plant that contains dense prickles with leaves that close up when touched. Penny : The Bright Yellow Rose With a long slender stem and bright yellow blossoms, this flower is sure to brighten up your garden. The bright yellow rose has a natural ...
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  • Robb Botticella, The Grounds Guys of Niagara Falls, Recognized for Work at Historic Drummond Hill Cemetery

    November 20, 2013
    The Grounds Guys® Team Member Robb Botticella was recognized by Jim Diodati, Mayor of Niagara Falls, with a Certificate of Thanks for his extensive work providing maintenance at the historic Drummond Hill Cemetery. The Drummond Hill Cemetery in Niagara is a historic cemetery dating back to the 1700's and was also the site of the famous "Battle of Lundy's Lane" in 1814. The Grounds Guys Team Member ...
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  • The Dwyer Group Helps Secure Homes of West, TX

    April 22, 2013
    The Dwyer Group , parent company of seven home service and maintenance companies, has purchased repair items, including tarps plywood, roofing materials and two-by-fours to aid in recovery efforts. The supplies will be available to any resident of West, TX in need of home repairs. Glass Doctor and Rainbow International franchisees and technicians have volunteered their services to aid residents in ...
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  • The Dwyer Group Names Chris Elmore President of The Grounds Guys

    April 9, 2013
    WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2013) – The Grounds Guys , a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®, announced the appointment of Chris Elmore to the position of president of the commercial and residential landscape management services franchisor, effective Jan. 1, 2014. He succeeds Ron Madera, who will retire at the end of December. According to Mike Bidwell, president and chief operating officer of The Dwyer ...
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  • The Dwyer Group, Inc. Announces 2012 Donations, 2013 Continued Support of RMHC®

    March 22, 2013
    For the fourth consecutive year, the franchise companies of The Dwyer Group, Inc. have committed $100,000 to its “Charity of Choice,” Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). In addition to donating $100,000 to the Charity in 2012, the companies’ franchises donated more than $150,000 through in-kind donations at Ronald McDonald Houses across North America. “Being in the home services industry, ...
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    February 4, 2013
    THE GROUNDS GUYS® OF SPOKANE VALLEY RECEIVE MULTIPLE AWARDS WACO, Texas (September 2012) – The Grounds Guys franchisees, Kenny and Paula Smith, were awarded five awards at The Dwyer Group’s® 31 st Annual Reunion- more than any other franchisee for The Grounds Guys. The Dwyer Group Annual Reunion is an event all of the service-based franchise organizations attend. There are seven service concepts ...
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    December 4, 2012
    The season of giving has finally arrived, and Cade Howard, owner of The Grounds Guys of the Golden Triangle, recently displayed this facet by taking his team to Corpus Christi, Texas, to volunteer landscape maintenance services at a newly opened church. While the team doesn’t normally work in Corpus Christi, the pastor of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church, Kaleb Rule, and Howard have prior ...
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    November 19, 2012
    WACO, Texas (November 19, 2012) The Grounds Guys across North America came together to give the gift of togetherness in honor of Monika Day on Nov. 8, 2012. Throughout the U.S. and Canada, the franchises donated their time, services and household products valuing over $30,000. In 1987, Tim van Stralen and his nine brothers established a landscaping and lawn care company called Sunshine Grounds ...
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  • The "Undercover Boss" Episode Featuring The Grounds Guys to Rerun August 10

    August 7, 2012
    WACO, Texas (August 7, 2012) – Dina Dwyer-Owens, chairwoman and CEO of The Grounds Guys parent company The Dwyer Group , will re-appear on CBS’s hit reality show “ Undercover Boss ,” on Friday, August 10 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The two-time Emmy nominated show, “Undercover Boss”, originally aired The Dwyer Group episode during its third season on January 22 nd , but is now re-airing the episode. ...
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  • Light the Way to a Beautiful Property

    May 22, 2012
    Regardless of the season or setting, there is always hidden beauty waiting to be discovered in your landscape. The evening hours alone present you with countless opportunities to uncover visually stunning effects of your home or business. With correctly positioned landscape lights, ripple effects in a pond or base of a waterfall can glamorize a rather unexciting spot in the still of the night. ...
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  • The Grounds Guys Receive Franchise Business Review 2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Award

    May 8, 2012
    WACO, Texas (February 28, 2012)—The Grounds Guys® received the Franchise Business Review 2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Award, part of a national project that looks at franchisee satisfaction at some of the country’s most popular franchise brands. Now in its 7th year, the “FBR50” is the only awards program to look at actual franchisee satisfaction data and rank companies based on that. Based on a ...
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  • The Grounds Guys Participate in "GreenCare for Troops" To Support Local Military Families

    February 21, 2012
    The Grounds Guys of Central Virginia Beach is participating in “Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops in Virginia Beach, Va. “GreenCare for Troops” is a nationwide outreach program initiated by Project EverGreen that connects participating local lawn and landscape firms with families of the men and women currently deployed in the Armed Forces. In announcing the new program, Mark Taylor, Owner ...
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  • The Grounds Guys on National Hit Reality Show

    January 19, 2012
    Contact: Chrissy Ronje, 800.490.7501, ext. 0681 The Grounds Guys on National Hit Reality Show The Grounds Guys®, will appear on CBS’s hit reality show “ Undercover Boss ” on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. “Undercover Boss” viewers will get to see The Grounds Guys and its sister companies Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric® and Mr. Rooter® Plumbing, as Dina Dwyer-Owens, CEO and chairwoman of ...
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  • The Grounds Guys Receive 2011 Best of Virginia Beach Award

    December 14, 2011
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chrissy Ronje, 800.490.7501, ext. 0681 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (December 14,2011) – The Grounds Guys® has been selected for the 2011 Best of Virginia Beach Award in the Retail Landscaping category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, USCA ...
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  • Dina Dwyer-Owens, CEO of The Dwyer Group, to Appear on "Undercover Boss" Jan. 22

    December 5, 2011
    Dina Dwyer-Owens, CEO of The Dwyer Group, to Appear on “Undercover Boss” Jan. 22 WACO, Texas – (Dec. 1, 2011) – Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group , will appear on CBS’s hit reality show “ Undercover Boss ,” on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT. The two-time Emmy nominated “Undercover Boss” kicks off its third season on Jan. 15 and continues the quest to enable some of ...
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  • The Grounds Guys Donate Time, Money and Goods to Ronald McDonald House Charities

    November 30, 2011
    Waco, Texas (November 29, 2011) The Grounds Guys®across North America banded together to honor Monika Day, November 8, 2011. Throughout the U.S. and Canada their teams dedicated time, services and donated household products valuing over $6,000. On November 8, 2004 the van Stralen family suffered the tragic loss of their beloved sister, Monika Woerlen, along with her seven children. “We learned ...
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  • The Grounds Guys Gift of Life Grand Opening Event

    October 7, 2011
    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 ...
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  • RMHC Recognizes The Grounds Guys at Its 2011 International Conference

    April 25, 2011
    Ronald McDonald House Charities ® (RMHC ® ) recognized The Grounds Guys and The Dwyer Group® for their support at the 2011 RMHC International Conference. The RMHC global system comes together every two years to rally around its common mission of creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. The event took place Aug. 9-12 in Chicago, Ill. In ...
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  • The Fight Against Crabgrass

    April 9, 2011
    Crabgrass is an annual plant, which comes up from seed every spring. It develops an aggressive spreading in June through July. Once established, it is extremely difficult to remove without harming desirable grasses. Get a jump on stopping crabgrass by applying a pre-emergent control. This chemical will burn tender, young sprouts off of crabgrass. The key to success is timing. If crabgrass ...
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  • The Dwyer Group, Inc. to be Acquired by TZP Capital Partners I, L.P.

    December 8, 2010
    WACO, Texas – (Dec. 8, 2010) – The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trades service brands, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by TZP Capital Partners I, L.P., a private equity fund based in New York. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year. Valued at approximately $150 million, The ...
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