Ground Guys offer franchise opportunities for retirees

Updated Feb 19, 2013

The Ground Guys, through its parent company The Dwyer Group, looks to attract former law enforcement personnel and firefighters to the landscape industry.

Statistics show that many law enforcement officers and firemen are often able to retire early, in their late 40s and early 50s. While some enjoy a retirement lifestyle, others choose to continue working and even open businesses, the company says.

The Grounds Guy, a commercial and residential landscaping management company, and its six sister brands offer a Public Protectors Franchise Advantage (PPFA) program, providing firemen and law enforcement officers a 20-percent discount on the cost of a base franchise agreement.

As part of the launch of the new program, The Dwyer Group is giving away one franchise through an award open only to public protectors. The prize is a waiver of the initial franchise fee, which, depending on the franchise brand selected, ranges from $26,000 to $29,500. For full details of the minimum qualifications and nomination instructions, visit

For more information about The Grounds Guys, visit

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