The Grounds Guys® of The Rogue Valley Receives International Awards

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Oregon-based The Grounds Guys received multiple awards at the recent The Dwyer Group International Conference held this month.

Dan and Janna Reid, owners of The Grounds Guys of The Rogue Valley, received the Top Gun, Franchisee of the Year, and Recruiter of the Year Awards and team member Xai Gonzales received the Woman of the Year Award from The Grounds Guys corporate during The Dwyer Group® International Conference held Sept. 7-10 in Orlando, Fla.

The Top Gun Award goes to franchise owners who achieve top sales and reach operation benchmarks. The Top Gun recipients represent the top 10 percent of The Grounds Guys franchise owners across North America.

“The idea of ‘Top Gun’ was established by the Navy in the 1960s as a way to give training and credit to elite fighter pilots,” said Chris Elmore, president of The Grounds Guys. “Taking a page from the Naval Top Gun Program, each year we recognize our franchise leaders for their accomplishments and dedication to the trade. It takes dedication, hard work, expertise and commitment to reach the Top Gun goal and we are honored to have these winners on our team.”

The Franchisee of the Year Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a franchisee. This award is presented to the franchisee who has consistently grown through proper training and management of their organization and has had a consistently high level of sales through quality, professional service.

“The Grounds Guys team is thrilled Dan and Janna won the Franchisee of the Year award,” said Elmore. “They have high standards and achieve a level of excellence that sets the standard for The Grounds Guys franchises.”

The Recruiter of the Year Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a franchisee for their efforts in building a multi-truck operation. This award is presented to the franchisee who has demonstrated superior recruiting skills by attracting quality people to their franchise, providing an effective training program for their people, and has created opportunity within their franchise to which their people can grow.

“We are honored to receive these awards,” Dan Reid said. “We are committed to working hard every day to provide timely, courteous and professional lawn care and landscape solutions to commercial and residential clients that meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

Each year, one standout female franchise owner or team member is awarded the designation of Woman of the Year by consistently setting an example for other franchises through continuous efforts to strengthen and support her franchise.

“Xai deserves this award,” said Dan Reid, owner of The Grounds Guys of The Rogue Valley, who nominated her for the honor. “She is very committed to the company, and always brings out the best in people. She is a true leader and will continue to do great things.”

The Grounds Guys, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, is active in the promotion and support of advancing the careers of women in male-dominated trade and service professions. “Xai is a strong leader who really who cares about people, the business, her team members and is deserving of recognition,” states Chris Elmore, President of The Grounds Guys. “Women like her are opening the doors for future women to join the trade. We need to celebrate those who are leaders in their field.”

“Anytime you get an award like this it is an honor,” said Gonzales. “I am very blessed to have the opportunity to work in this trade and that Dan allows me to work where I am strong. I take a lot of pride in my work here in our office and am very proud of the work we do in our community.”

About The Grounds Guys®:
The Grounds Guys is a franchise specializing in commercial and residential landscape management services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” The Grounds Guys is the newest concept of The Dwyer Group, Inc., family of service franchises. For more information or to find the location nearest you, visit GroundsGuys.com.

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