Weed Man Franchise

Discussion in 'Franchising' started by stumper1620, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yup. Weed Man contacted me today to become a franchised dealer. anybody else been contacted?
    I've never heard of them before today, must be a big city company.
     
  2. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
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    They contacted you? I would see what kind of a deal they are going to give you. The are not a bad franchise system, but the name may not help in your area if you have never heard of them.
     
  3. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Local lco here big operation 50 year round employes took on weed man.
     
  4. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    If you are a licensed operater why take on a francise.
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Stumper,
    Acutally they are a fairly large company from Canada. Eh? Expanding into the states. Hank DEvries in Hudsonville operates his area and West part of Grand Rapids. He has owned Weedman franchise about 5 years.
     
  6. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They claim to have limited markets and I'm in an open area. I will have to get with the guy in Hudsonville and research them a little.
    Interesting stuff here.
    They say you have to go to somewhere in Canada for company training.
    thanks guys, I'll learn what I can and think about it.
     
  7. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hank Devries, Don't he have something to do with Michigan turf and ornamental?
    That name really rings bells, I don't know from where.
     
  8. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thats my thinking also, but they came to me not me to them.
     
  9. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    We see alot of self employed operaters here,with a few of the big names weedman,lawn doctor tru green to name a few.
     
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think they (weedman) is making an effort to grow in the north east region. There is a company right near us who just went with them. So far, I sure dont see anything impressive or any exposure. There is no way I'm going to fork out x amount of my income in franchise fees.
     

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