Weed Man USA Projects 12% Growth in 2017
After a strong 2016, Weed Man projects large-scale growth for 2017. The company expects to reach a total of 544 territories by year end, with an estimate 12% growth in system sales.
“Weed Man has grown rapidly over the past few years and as our brand awareness has strengthened with it, more consumers are turning to our franchisees to better their lawns,” said Jennifer Lemcke, COO of Turf Holdings Inc., the company that owns the expansion rights for Weed Man USA. Lemcke noted that 2016 revenues surpassed $91 million, a 9.74 percent increase over 2015, and that the franchise has been recognized year after year by both Forbes
and Entrepreneur magazine
as one of the nation’s top franchise investments. Additionally, Weed Man USA just received the Franchise Times
Zor Award for being one of 2017’s Best Franchises to Buy
Outside of consumer demand, existing franchisees are adding more trucks to their fleets to take advantage of Weed Man USA’s declining royalty fee stream. Through this royalty fee structure, franchisees pay a reduced amount when they add a truck on the road.
Husband and wife team, Corbin and Audrey Schlatter, who recently received the company’s 2016 Award of Excellence, expanded their Columbus territory to include Greene County and Dayton, Ohio. Together, the Schlatters have achieved over $2 million in net annual sales.
“We noticed a large amount of our potential customer base was in nearby Greene County. We took the interest from the local residents as a sure sign that the growth opportunity would be backed by the popular demand,” said Corbin Schlatter. “Since then, we have set up a local office to recruit part-time and seasonal workers for the new service area.”
Another franchise growth driver for Weed Man USA is expansion with independent operators who have added the franchise to their existing business – most often they are lawn care, landscape, pest control or golf course management companies. Many of them purchase a Weed Man USA franchise to diversify revenue streams and ensure the long-term value of their businesses.
There are currently194 franchise agreements across the U.S., all independently owned and operated.