Weed Man

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NLS, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. NLS

    NLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

  2. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,027

    They are a national franchise. A growing one too. They operate in many states. I actually got a proposal from them in the mail for a quote on spraying my lawn. They sent this by looking up public records on the size of my lot, and sent it blind. The price was pretty high.
  3. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    We have one in our area to. Seems like a fast growing company dont know much about their prices
  4. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Just another huge telemarketing company like TG/CL...got a quote from them last year and had to laugh as the didn't figure in the other 3/4 of an acre I had out back. They wanted to fertilize my front wooded lot that I may only mow 3 times over the summer and never fertilize as I like the moss. It looks better au naturale. LOL
  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,266

    There are two I believe in the Cleveland area we see them everywhere we go the franchise sure seems to be growing.
  6. germann

    germann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Know two people who own franchises. Very fast growing. They are focused on only fert/weeds, so they can do this. It is easier to grow fast this way vs. a total design build co., especially since all their systems are down pat. They seem to have a very positive image, as opposed to chemlawn.
  7. NCL

    NCL LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 131

    they are the largest fertilizing/weed control company in canada. now they are invading the US with franchises popping up every where. i spoke to somebody to possible getting a franchise, they said you need to spend about $40,000 to $50,000 in the first year to get started, most of it was for advertising/direct mail. I figured if i spent that much on my own company it would grow just as fast as theirs, and i would get all the money.
  8. lx665

    lx665 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Does anyone know what a Weed Man franchise cost? If I spend 40-50 grand on advertising I would except results!

  9. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    We had one pop up here in Evansville last year, Weed man grows so fast becasue they target other Pest control operators and offer it to them for very minimal start up becasuse the already have solid customer base. Some of my customer asked me if i thought it was legit i ask them would you let me spray for termites? and then trust my work.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,129

    they also take a % of the gross

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