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groundsguys.ca

Founded Year

1987

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

About The Grounds Guys

The Grounds Guys is a full-service grounds care and snow and ice removal company. The company's established systems allow them to deliver lawn care, landscaping, and snow and ice management services to commercial and residential clients.

The Grounds Guys Headquarter Location

1-22 Coles Crescent

Mono, Ontario, L9W 5W2,

Canada

(888) 929-8188

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Neighborly acquired by global investment firm KKR

Jul 8, 2021

Neighborly acquired by global investment firm KKR Neighborly is the parent company for the Grounds Guys, which ranked No. 24 on our Top 100 list. NEW YORK – KKR , a global investment firm, has acquired Neighborly, a provider and franchisor of home service brands. KKR acquired Neighborly from Harvest Partners, and financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1981, Neighborly connects more than 10 million residential and commercial customers with a community of professional services focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing consumers’ homes and properties. Through a portfolio of 28 brands, including the Grounds Guys, the company offers a wide array of services including plumbing, pest control, restoration, electrical, cleaning, HVAC, home inspection and many more. Neighborly has built a network of more than 4,800 franchises both in the U.S. and internationally. KKR, meanwhile, adds Neighborly to a portfolio that already included BrightView . “Today’s milestone is a strong validation of our business-building strategy and differentiated ability to deliver essential home services," said Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Neighborly. "We are excited to embark on our next chapter of growth with KKR’s support and global expertise and look forward to continuing to be a partner of choice for both customers and franchise owners in the years to come.” “In a large and highly fragmented industry, Neighborly stands out for its differentiated strategy of bringing together adjacent services under a diversified and tech-enabled platform, and – most importantly – for its unrivaled dedication to customer service," said Felix Gernburd, managing director at KKR. "We are thrilled to be investing in the Neighborly team as they continue to execute on their mission: enriching people’s lives by delivering amazing experiences.” KKR is making the investment in Neighborly from its North American private equity fund. Harris Williams is acting as financial advisor to Neighborly, with White & Case acting as a legal advisor on the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in Q3 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. SALT LAKE CITY – TaskEasy, an on-demand landscaping service with more than 15,000 independent landscaping companies in its network, and The Home Depot have teamed up to launch a program that offers TaskEasy landscapers priority access, preferred pricing and financing for the new DEWALT line of commercial outdoor power equipment. Exclusively available at The Home Depot, this new lineup of DEWALT commercial mowers is manufactured by MTD Products Inc and sold under license from Stanley Black & Decker (SBD). To make it easier for TaskEasy contractors to get the highest quality commercial lawn mowers at the best price, the new program includes easy financing options and priority dealer support. “Our goal is to become an even bigger partner to pro landscaping contractors, and when we launched the line of commercial DEWALT mowers, we knew we wanted to offer more ways to support them and their businesses,” said Scott Moore, merchant for chore and riding mowers at The Home Depot. “That’s why we’re excited to offer this special program featuring financing and support to the more than 15,000 landscape entities within the TaskEasy network.” The new DEWALT fleet of commercial walk-behind and zero turn lawn mowers are specifically designed for the landscape professional. The line comes with a support program combining the best of local dealer service support and financing with the accessibility of local Home Depot stores. The new line of DEWALT Commercial Mowers, Pro Support Hub and Project Loan financing options from The Home Depot are all designed to make things easier for the landscape professional. With the Pro Support Hub, owners will have priority service at a network of local authorized dealers, fast access to dedicated customer support experts, a parts finder to quickly identify and order parts and more. “Until now, the only real way to purchase a commercial lawn mower was to go to a local specialty dealer, and unless you were spending significant amounts of money with them every year, you just didn’t get the priority support, financing and service needed,” said Karl Sowa, president of TaskEasy. “Now, TaskEasy landscapers can get all of those things by simply walking into their local Home Depot and purchasing any DEWALT commercial mower.” For more information about this program, click here . CARMEL, Ind. – John Wendorf, director of SePRO’s Turf & Ornamental division, announced that Dr. Aaron Palmateer has joined as a technical development leader for Ornamentals. “Dr. Palmateer is a great friend to the industry. He has helped so many growers solve their disease issues. It is hard not to know him, through his many speaking engagements, articles and in-person visits” Wendorf said. “He is an authoritative voice in this arena, and we are thrilled to have him join SePRO.” © SePRO Dr. Aaron Palmateer Palmateer’s career has covered a broad geography that goes beyond the boundaries of the United States. “I’ve been fortunate to have first-hand experiences in managing pests and diseases in ornamental plants not only in the U.S. but in Central America and the Greater Caribbean, too. This has afforded me the opportunity to better understand threats that our SePRO customers might face,” Palmateer said. Palmateer received his doctorate in plant pathology from Auburn University and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Plant and Soil Science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. “I am excited about joining the SePRO team. I’ve watched their commitment to innovation continue to evolve and I am eager to be a part of what’s next,” Palmateer said. “Palmateer’s extensive background in plant pathology will prove to be invaluable to our customers. Not only is Dr. Palmateer well versed in pest and disease management, his solutions are instrumental in reducing and eliminating threats that could result in severe economic losses,” said Dr. Greg Armel, SePRO’s vice president of research, regulatory and innovation. Wendorf also announced the addition of Casey Zeller who joins as the portfolio leader for turf & ornamental. “Casey has spent many years in his career focusing on finding new technical solutions and making them available to customers and helping well-known brands improve their go-to-market strategies to better serve their clientele. He brings to our team a fresh perspective and I’m quite confident he will contribute valuable insights to our division,” Wendorf said. © SePRO Casey Zeller Zeller, an Indiana native, grew up on a grain and livestock operation where his family continues to farm and raise registered Angus cattle. “In farming, there’s always room for improvement. Ideas to be explored to achieve better results. Whether that’s growing a healthier crop or raising healthier livestock,” Zeller said. “The same approach is essential to brands, too, and I have made it a point to place innovation at the forefront of everything I do.” Zeller received a degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. “I am excited to leverage my expertise to help the Turf & Ornamental division provide even greater support to their customers,” Zeller. said “SePRO is well respected in its category, and I’m honored to be joining the T&O team.”  “Casey’s enthusiasm for pursuing innovative solutions is refreshing and exactly what our growing division needs,” said Sam Barrick, vice president of marketing for SePRO. “He’s clearly passionate about specialty markets, he’s not afraid of leading the charge and he’s well equipped to help us elevate our vision for the Turf & Ornamental division.”   BOULDER, Colo. - Scythe Robotics announced it is hitting the road this summer to offer in-person demos of its fully autonomous, commercial-grade mower. Landscape contractors can receive a hands-on demonstration of the Scythe self-driving 52” battery-powered stander mower in Chicago, Dallas and Houston. Scythe Road Show Schedule: Aug. 4 – Grapevine, Texas (Dallas) Aug. 5 – Houston, Texas There is no fee to attend, and contractors can register here . The demos will allow contractors to see and operate the mower, and view its striping capabilities, how it automatically adjusts cutting patterns, and check out the mower’s safety and eco-friendly design features including zero emissions. Contractors will also be able to ask questions of the Scythe design team during the events. If you miss the road show, you can still check out Scythe at one of these upcoming trade shows: Aug. 25-27 – The Landscape Show – Orlando – Booth 1519 Aug. 31- September 2 – Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference – Orlando – Booth 502 Oct. 20-22 – GIE + EXPO – Louisville – Booth 9093 – Outdoor Demo 5119D   Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply  opened a new location in Knoxville, Tennessee, on July 6, 2021, at 2420 Webster Ave NW Knoxville, TN 37921. This new store location will offer a wide variety of products for green industry professionals including irrigation and landscaping contractors, golf course superintendents, sports fields managers and more. This is Ewing’s first location in Knoxville, but the nationwide distributor has three additional locations in the state, in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Cordova with additional plans to expand in Tennessee. “Tennessee is a fast-growing state, and we feel we have the right product mix and dedication to serving our customers that contractors need and are looking for from their distributor partner. We want to be that partner,” said Jake Ray, Ewing southeast regional manager. For more information on Ewing’s new location, contact Ewing Knoxville at 864-453-0533. You can also shop Ewing’s products, read tips or watch how-to videos online at  EwingIrrigation.com .

  • When was The Grounds Guys founded?

    The Grounds Guys was founded in 1987.

  • Where is The Grounds Guys's headquarters?

    The Grounds Guys's headquarters is located at 1-22 Coles Crescent, Mono.

  • What is The Grounds Guys's latest funding round?

    The Grounds Guys's latest funding round is Acquired.

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