Grounds Guys Franchise

Discussion in 'Franchising' started by sharpcuts, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here's a plain and simple fact for you, if you had such practices going on with this company why didn't you call the corporate offices? I've not known any such things around here to back up your story!
     
  2. aaron86

    aaron86 LawnSite Member
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    We did that would be when we threatened legal action
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  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    There are always a few bad apples you can't judge the whole franchise by the actions of one franchise alone, just sayin.
     
  4. aaron86

    aaron86 LawnSite Member
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    Just saying I know the franchises out this way are are screwing everyone they can our only saving grace is that people are starting to see their true colours
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  5. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
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    With my experience in dealing with the Dwyer Group most of the people I have delt with have been very helpful and knowledgeable on any questions I have had... If you have a group following you and talking to customers after you leave that does not sound like the "usual" group of the Grounds Guys... It sounds like some dumb ass trying to milk your customer, but it does not sound like any of the people I have talked to with the Grounds Guys at all...
     
  6. aaron86

    aaron86 LawnSite Member
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    We'll it is good to hear that their not all a bunch of screw balls but which ever route you choose to go just rember your clients will always appreciate you more if you are honest with them than if you try to push unnessarry services on them your clients talk and word of mouth is always great advertising
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  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Aaron,

    I would find out who the local franchise owner is and talk to him, he may not even be aware of what's going on, I've been in situations myself where my guys are doing stuff I was unaware of until a customer told me and I very quickly put a squash on it. When you have multiple crews out and around it's hard to know what all is going on, as an owner we can't be everywhere all the time, and as the old saying goes "When the cat is away the mouse will play"
     
  8. aaron86

    aaron86 LawnSite Member
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    I'm under the assumption they know because they are leaving their card
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  9. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    mcdonalds started somewhere
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  10. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Franchise vs having a subcontractor as your primary customer?
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