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About Weed Man

Founded in Mississauga, Ontario, in 1970 by Des and Brenda Rice, Weed Man is a network of locally owned and operated lawn care professionals providing environmentally responsible fertilization, weed control and integrated pest management services.

For more than 50 years, Weed Man’s promise has always been the same: Weed Man treats every lawn as if it was their own and provides customers with honest and open communication. Weed Man entered the U.S. market in 1995 through a licensing agreement with Turf Holdings, Inc. Today, Weed Man corporate and its sub franchisors help support franchisees in 675+ territories across North America. With over $187 million in system sales, Weed Man is now the leading franchised lawn care company in the green industry

Weed Man is a network of locally owned and operated lawn care professionals providing environmentally responsible fertilization, weed control and integrated pest management services. For more than 50 years, we have built upon founder Des Rice’s uncompromising commitment to serving our customers. Keeping true to his vision provides Weed Man with a competitive advantage and allows us to build a strong national brand based on keeping promises and exceeding expectations.

We believe that this commitment to the customer differentiates Weed Man from other national brands. It’s the basis of a competitive advantage that has given us a major presence in every state, enabling Weed Man to serve nearly half a million customers.

What Our System Provides:

Protected Territories

As a Weed Man franchisee, you’ll enjoy exclusive rights to the territory or territories you purchase. Since our territories are completely protected, you’ll never have to worry about competing with other Weed Man franchisees for customers. We’re committed to helping you build your business, and by offering protected territories we’re helping to ensure your success.

Comprehensive Training

From your initial training to ongoing seminars to the constant support of your franchisor, you’re never alone. The Weed Man family goes out of its way to make sure that you’re thoroughly trained and primed for success.

Exclusive Computer System

Our state-of-the-art, user-friendly computer system was developed exclusively for Weed Man. Beyond tracking what you’ve done and what you have scheduled, our system helps you to create and achieve significant benchmarks of success.

Marketing Systems

Weed Man serves nearly half a million lawn care customers across North America, thanks in part to the superior marketing systems we’ve developed for our franchisees over the years. All elements of our marketing systems are rigorously tested in our corporate and franchisor offices before being introduced to our franchisees. Weed Man’s marketing systems are designed to provide sophisticated tools that allow you to build long lasting relationships with your customers while carefully measuring your results.

Dominant Purchasing Power

Weed Man franchisees enjoy extremely favorable volume pricing, as well as payment terms that are negotiated with suppliers based on anticipated system-wide purchases.

Commitment to Training

The success of Weed Man franchisees is built upon the twin pillars of training and support. Our initial 7-day training at the corporate office addresses all aspects of business operations, including administration, technical, marketing, business planning and budgeting.

Proven, Successful Consultants

Weed Man’s team of regional franchisors includes some of the biggest names in the green industry. Your franchisor is never more than a phone call away, and is always ready to provide you with expert consultation as your company takes off.

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Jennifer Lemcke, CEO

Started Franchising

1976 (45 years)

Total Number of Units

349 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

How Much Does It Cost To Open A Weed Man Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Weed Man franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Weed Man franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Weed Man franchise is Royalty Fee Is Payable On The 1St Day Of The Month In 8 Equal Payments Pest Control Royalty Fee Is Payable By The 5Th Day Of Each Month.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Weed Man Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Weed Man Weed Man has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory).

Weed Man Company Details

Here are some additional details about Weed Man.

Parent Company TH Canada Inc.
Initial Investment $20,000 - $33,750
Net Worth Requirement $60,000
Veteran Incentives 25% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee $6.3K-$12.6K/vehicle/yr.
Ad Royalty 20% of royalty fee
Cash Requirement $60,000
Term of Agreement 10 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home Yes
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Weed Man

Weed Man offers several support options to its franchisees. With 349 (as of 2020) units, Weed Man aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Weed Man offers 12 hours on the job training, 58 hours classroom training, and At various locations additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Weed Man.

On-The-Job Training 12 hours
Classroom Training 58 hours
Additional Training At various locations
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Field Operations
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
Estimated Revenue $10M to $50M
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Is Weed Man Right For You?

Weed Man has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Weed Man online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Weed Man online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Weed Man franchise and offer tips to running a successful Weed Man franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Weed Man Franchise?

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