The Importance of Growth


Business is all about growth – and there’s no company that understands that better than Weed Man, the largest franchised lawn care company in North America. With the help of state-of-the-art systems, our franchisees are able to achieve consistent, year over year growth.

But the term “growth” wears many hats – and, as a business owner, you may be wondering what kind of growth you should strive for and expect. See below for what the Weed Man system provides:

Customer Growth: Our retention rate allows us to focus our marketing efforts on net growth, rather than repeat sales, meaning we bring in a large number of customers each and every year.

Revenue Growth: Experience recurring revenues and strong profit margins due to an exceptional customer retention rate.

Staff Growth: As your business grows and you begin to service more customers, you will be able to bring on additional staff members. You will also be able to carve out growth-based career tracks for long-term employees.

Brand Growth: Weed Man is rapidly growing in many markets across the United States. As you proudly advertise the Weed Man brand on your truck(s), uniforms, lawn signs, and print/digital materials, you can expect to become a household name in your market.

Asset & Equity Growth: As you work to build your business, you will simultaneously build assets and equity, helping to set you up for retirement.

Are you ready to grow? For lawn care franchise opportunity information, click here
or call 1-888-321-9333 today.

Weed Man USA Husband-Wife Teams

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Running a business with your spouse isn’t easy, but it can be one of the most enriching and rewarding career experiences. Many of Weed Man’s most successful franchise locations are run by married couples, who combine their business prowess and communication know-how to make it all work.

Read more on some of Weed Man’s most prominent power couples below:

Corbin & Audrey Schlatter: Weed Man Columbus/Dayton/Greene County, OH

This husband and wife team makes it a priority to do things the right way and follow the processes to the best of their ability. That means being honest with employees and going above and beyond for customers. They believe strongly that any inconsistencies should be addressed immediately — not the third or fourth time it happens. From a personal standpoint, Corbin and Audrey find ways to separate how they interact with one another at work from their life at home. Read more>>

Kim & Mark Kosberg: Weed Man Midland, MI

Prior to becoming a Weed Man franchise owner, Kim worked for a hospital in insurance and marketing and Mark worked for the shipping and receiving department at Lord & Taylor. In 2001, the duo decided to start a lawn care company (M&K Lawn Care) out of Mark’s parents’ garage while still maintaining their full-time jobs. Mark always had a passion for lawn care, so they started mowing lawns to help bring in extra income. In 2006, they came across Weed Man and upon conducting their due diligence, they were impressed with the company’s business model and support it provided to franchise owners. They realized it was a perfect opportunity to add more services to their existing business. In December 2006, the duo officially became Weed Man USA franchise owners. Read more>>

Jon & Vicky Cundiff: Weed Man Kansas City, MO / Springfield, MO / Des Moines, IA / Fort Worth South, TX

Jon and Vicky take pride in providing great customer service through hard work and by providing their customers with a unique experience. It is their #1 goal to create a partnership with their customers and ensure that they get the most out of their investment. With a 90 percent retention rate, Jon and Vicky have one of the highest renewal rates in the system. Read more>>

Brought to you by Weed Man. For lawn care franchise opportunity information, click here
or call 1-888-321-9333 today.

Award-Winning Franchise Opportunity

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Weed Man has been a staple in the world of franchise news lately – and we’re definitely not complaining! We’ve received several recent accolades that highlight the strength of our franchise systems. Our franchisees are growing year after year, inspiring many of them to purchase additional territories and expand in their local markets.

If you’re considering entrepreneurship or franchise ownership, we invite you to start researching the Weed Man opportunity to find out if we could be the right fit for you (and your existing business, if applicable).

To start your journey, access Weed Man’s complete list of accolades from some of the biggest names in the industry, including ForbesLawn & LandscapeLandscape Management, CNBC, Franchise Business ReviewFranchise Times, and Franchise Direct. Simply click here to get started!

Brought to you by Weed Man. For lawn care franchise opportunity information, click here
or call 1-888-321-9333 today.


Are You an Entrepreneur Looking to Diversify?


Named “One of the Best Franchises to Buy” by Forbes two years in a row, Weed Man has helped hundreds of business owners diversify their services and enjoy the benefits of a new recurring revenue stream. We’ve partnered with existing business owners from landscaping, pest control, and independent lawn care backgrounds, just to name a few. However, entrepreneurs originating from outside of the green industry have also found tremendous success when investing in the Weed Man brand, as our comprehensive, ongoing training covers every facet of running a lawn care business – from agronomics and technical procedures to marketing and administration.

What Weed Man Offers:

  • Cross-marketing opportunities that help landscaping companies bring new customers through the door
  • An impressive customer retention rate (approx. 75-80%)
  • National buying power
  • In-depth business planning that will help our business remain current, within budget, and on track for success
  • Proven systems that increase efficiency and profitability
  • Comprehensive, ongoing training
  • Unparalleled support provided by regional consultants and our corporate team
  • Advanced marketing systems that work
  • Strong profit margins
  • Asset-building to help you secure your future and retirement

What Our Franchisees Are Saying:

“We have been able to show growth year over year since we bought our Weed Man franchise. It has proven to be a recession resistant business. Anyone looking at buying any type of business, regardless of if they are already in the green industry or not, should definitely consider a Weed Man franchise! The value of our renewing customer base and outstanding products/services is unmatched in our industry. We know that we are building a sustainable legacy to pass along to our family and provide a very nice retirement lifestyle in the future.” Kim & Mark Kosberg | Weed Man Midland, MI. | Owners since 2007

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If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us today and find out how Weed Man has become the largest franchised lawn care company in North America.

Weed Man Franchisees: Providing Career Opportunities in Local Communities

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When you become a Weed Man franchisee, you don’t just open a window of opportunity for yourself – you also create a world of potential for career-oriented individuals within your local community.

Weed Man provides jobs for thousands of people each year, from Customer Outreach Representatives to Sales & Marketing Managers to Lawn Care Technicians, and everything in between.

Weed Man Dayton, Ohio was recently featured in the news when long-term employee, Christian Ruvalcaba, was promoted to Marketing Director for the local branch after moving up through the company. Having started with Weed Man as a student canvasser, Christian was able to build an amazing career for himself as a result of hard work and dedication to the brand. (Read the full story)

To learn more about opening your own Weed Man franchise, contact us today at 1-888-321-9333 or request more information here.


Weed Man Franchisees in the News – Continued


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Weed Man franchisees have been featured in numerous publications over the past several months. Take a look at some of our most recent secured placements:

Staying Green After 45 Years & Growing Like a Weed

Seasonal Pricing: A Clever Strategy that May Help Drive Sales

The Hillenmeyers Have Grown Their Landscaping Business with the Addition of Weed Man Franchises to the Mix

50+ Franchises for Every Budget

8 Ways Lawn Care Businesses Can Stay Afloat in the Off Season

Succeeding at Succession

2017 Annual Franchise Development Report


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Weed Man Franchisees in the News


Our franchisees are constantly innovating, giving back to their local communities, and participating in local causes and initiatives. To find out what Weed Man has been up to in the past year, take a look at some of our 2016 media spotlights below!

This Weed Man Smokes His Competition in the Lawn Care Business

Aurora Entrepreneur Receives Customer Loyalty Award from Weed Man USA

Annapolis Business Receives Marketing Performance Award from Weed Man USA 

Minneapolis Entrepreneur Receives Emerging Leaders Award from Weed Man USA

Roswell Entrepreneur Receives Online Outreach from Weed Man USA

Farmington Hills Business Owner Organizes Flint Water Donation

Fox & Friends Forecast for Franchises: Businesses Growing in 2016

Are You an Effective Leader? 3 Questions to Ask

The Lazy Homeowner’s Guide to Prepping the Lawn for Spring

Finding the True Value in Creating Online Content

Mother and Son Open “Grassroots” Business

Curb Enthusiasm: 5 Tips for Boosting Your Home’s Exterior Appeal

Attracting and Managing Millennials

For more samples of Weed Man in the media, tune in next week!

Brought to you by Weed Man. Visit us online at or call us 1-888-321-9333 for more information on our franchise opportunities.


Weed Man Franchisee Support


At Weed Man, you don’t have to go it alone. In fact, relying on the ongoing support from seasoned, qualified consultants is one of the biggest benefits of Weed Man franchise ownership.

Here’s a quick glimpse at what our system offers to our franchisees:

  • Local, experienced sub franchisors who serve as personal consultants and mentors, providing experience, guidance and encouragement
  • Dedicated, ongoing support from the Weed Man head office (marketing, creative, technical, administrative, budgeting, etc.)
  • Peer support and networking at various Weed Man meetings and events, including our extremely popular Annual Conference in December
  • Educational seminars, webinars, business planning meetings and teleconferences
  • Full-time tech support to help you get the most out of our state-of-the-art, proprietary Weed Man CRM

And the proof is in the numbers! Our franchisees were surveyed about various aspects of the Weed Man system by Franchise Business Review, the leading market research firm in the franchise industry. We were given an astounding 84% satisfaction rating when it came to Training and Support, nearly 20% higher than the nationwide benchmark when it comes to service franchises.

If you’d like to learn more about the Weed Man franchise opportunity, visit us online at or call us 1-888-321-9333.

FAQs: The Right Fit – Successful Franchise Ownership with Weed Man Lawn Care


The Weed Man franchise network consists of hundreds of entrepreneurs from all across the United States who have made the decision to grow with a reputable brand. Have you considered making the move to Weed Man franchise ownership? If so, take a look at a few of our Frequently Asked Questions to find out if Weed Man is the right fit for you.

What are the traits of a successful Weed Man franchisee?

Our best franchisees are hard working, have good communication skills, hold themselves accountable, and are self-starters with the ability to follow proven, successful systems. They enjoy working with others and accept the responsibility of setting their own work schedule and hours. Candidates must have the enthusiasm and the ability to sell superior products and possess the desire to deliver high-quality service to consumers.

Do I need to have a lawn care experience to purchase a Weed Man franchise?

Definitely not! We provide advanced agronomic training and easy-to-follow systems that will help you succeed in your new role as a Weed Man Lawn Care franchise owner. Our National Technical Director, Chris Lemcke, has over two decades of industry experience and is always available to answer any questions you may have regarding Weed Man products or service.

What type of career background do I need to have to succeed with Weed Man?

Our franchisees come from a wide range of industries, including golf, IT, accounting, Christmas décor, landscaping, and pest control, just to name a few. That’s the true beauty of franchising – it allows individuals from all industries and career backgrounds to excel via proven systems already in place. As long as you have the desire to succeed, we want to hear from you.

I already have a landscaping business. Will this negatively impact my ability to purchase a Weed Man franchise?

Absolutely not. In fact, diversifying with lawn care is often a natural next step for many service industry business owners. Several of our top-performing franchisees have enjoyed incredible growth by adding lawn care to their existing landscaping or pest control business offerings. Weed Man’s comprehensive lawn care programs and cross-marketing opportunities allow you to offer a list of value-added services to your customer base while bringing new clients through the door. As an added benefit, Weed Man franchisees enjoy an impressive customer retention rate and recurring revenues, meaning that owners can focus their marketing efforts on net growth rather than repeat sales.

If you have any other questions, or if you would like more information regarding the Weed Man franchise opportunity, contact us today at 1-888-321-9333 or

Top 10 Tips for Running a Successful Business

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Have a vision. Most entrepreneurs have a vision prior to just up and starting a business, whether it a passion for something or a dream of leaving a legacy for their children. In order to be successful as a business owner, you must have a vision for your business and for your future.

Believe in what you’re selling. So many people make the mistake of starting a business that they’re not passionate about. If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, your customers won’t believe it in either. Love what you do and live what you love.

Focus on finding the right talent for your company. Finding star talent can be difficult, but if you put in the leg work now, it will pay off in the future. Remember, quality is better than quantity. Take the time to find great employees, rather than struggling with employee retention down the road.

Take the time to train your employees. Once you’ve started building your team, don’t forget to train, train, train. Knowledge is power and if your employees are confident in their role, customers will notice and be more confident in what they are buying. Don’t forget to motivate your staff as well. Keep the morale high by offering positive feedback, incentives and even promotions!

Take care of yourself. Being the business owner, it is imperative that you keep yourself and your family happy and healthy. Exercise, eat right and spend time with your family and friends. Encouraging your employees to do the same will benefit not only themselves, but your company as a whole.

Network. It is so important to network within your community, with customers, potential customers and even possible business partners. Keep an open mind and make a great reputation for yourself and your company. Not only will it look good on you, but it will also help business.

Put yourself in your customers’ shoes. Offering great customer service is imperative to running a successful business. If a customer has a complaint, suggestion and/or concern – listen to them, help them and put yourself in their shoes to really better the situation.

Be creative. Marketing plays a large role in the success of any business. Be creative with your efforts and utilize as many avenues as possible – social media, Internet, print, radio, public outreach, community events – you won’t know if it works until you try!

Be consistent and realistic. Remember, starting your own business is not a get-rich-quick solution. Building a successful business takes time. Be consistent with your efforts and realistic with your vision for the future.

Franchise. Franchising is a great alternative to starting your own business from the ground up. Weed Man knows our competition and we know how to excel in the green industry. We have been doing what we do for over 45 years, have a great reputation, a diverse skill set and a business model that has been practised and proven to be effective.

Looking to expand your current business or make a career change? Find out if Weed Man is right for you: call 1-888-321-9333 or visit