Weed Man Receives Top Ranking in Lawn Care Category for 2018
Weed Man, North America’s leading franchised lawn care company, has been named the #1 Franchise in Lawn Care in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.
Ranking 59th overall, Weed Man is recognized for its exceptional performance in areas including cost and fees (franchise fee, total investment, and royalties), financial strength and stability, size and growth, support, and brand strength. Since 2009, the company has jumped over 330 spots on the ranking list, thanks in part to a standout 2017 with system-wide sales of $158.7 million and an average customer renewal rate of approximately 75-80 percent.
“Weed Man is honored to receive the No. 1 ranking in the lawn care category. It truly reinforces our strength as a brand,” said Jennifer Lemcke, COO of Turf Holdings, Inc. and Weed Man USA. “We take great pride in making sure the right systems are in place to help our franchise owners be successful. Without their passion and dedication on a daily basis, we would not be where we are today.”
About the Entrepreneur Franchise 500®
In order to qualify, franchisors were required to fill out an online application form and submit a copy of their full current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). A total of 1,023 brands supplied the required information. Submissions were then vetted by Entrepreneur's editorial team before being entered for data analysis.
To be eligible to rank, a franchisor must be seeking new franchisees in the U.S. or Canada and must have had a minimum of 10 units open and operating as of July 31, 2017, with at least one franchise located in North America. Companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings were not eligible. Each eligible franchisor was then scored based on more than 150 data points, and those with the highest cumulative scores became the Franchise 500®.
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