The Grounds Guys awards best franchisees

The awards were announced during the Neighborly International Conference held this summer in San Antonio.

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November 8, 2019

WACO, TX – Chris and Juanita Draaistra, owners of The Grounds Guys of Abbotsford, a Neighbourly company, received the Franchisee of the Year, Recruiter of the Year and Top Gun Awards from The Grounds Guys corporate.

The awards were announced during the Neighborly International Conference held this summer in San Antonio, Texas. The Franchisee of the Year Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a franchisee. The 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 Chris and Juanita won the Franchisee of the Year award,” said Joshua Sevick, president of The Grounds Guys. “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 for a franchisee that exhibited quality 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.

The Top Gun Award goes to franchise owners who achieve top sales and reach operation benchmarks. The Top Gun recipients represent the top 10% 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,” Sevick said. “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.”

“We are honored to receive these awards,” Draaistra 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.”