ORANGEVILLE; ON, Jan. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Sunshine Brands, parent company
of The Grounds Guys Landscape Management in Canada, is pleased to
announce that The Grounds Guys and Dina Dwyer-Owens, the CEO of our
strategic partner The Dwyer Group, will be featured on Sunday's episode of the two-time Emmy nominated
show "Undercover Boss", airing at 8 p.m. EST on CBS and CTV.
"This episode ranks among the most powerful and moving episodes of
'Undercover Boss'," said Chris Carlson, executive producer for
Founded in Caledon, Ontario in 1989 by ten brothers working together to
mow lawns and clean up yards, The Grounds Guys has since become one of
the fastest growing franchise systems in North America. The ten
brothers, who still work together, attribute the success of their brand
to the fact that each location shares the same core values and passion
for caring that the brand was built upon.
In 2010, the brother reached a groundbreaking agreement with The Dwyer
Group® to build The Grounds Guys franchise system in the U.S., taking
advantage of the wealth of knowledge gained over the years. Meanwhile,
The Grounds Guys would continue to expand their reach within Canada.
Although separately owned and operated companies, both would learn from
the other's experience in a mutually beneficial relationship.
Dwyer-Owens accepted that opportunity, going undercover within The Dwyer
Group, a company known the world over for its franchise brands. Across
the system's 1,600 franchises is a world of plumbers, electricians,
landscapers and more. The franchise family makes some 2 million
residential and commercial service calls each year and celebrated its
30th anniversary in 2011.
For Dwyer-Owens, it was a hallmark occasion to fulfill a long-held dream
to ride in service vans out in the field. The
CEO-turned-service-professional donned company uniforms to see life as
a potential trainee whose service brands represent some of the most
Information about The Grounds Guys is available at www.GroundsGuys.ca
• Click to watch a promo of Undercover Boss: http://youtu.be/PfUz1PtVS-c
• How the Dwyer Group® and Sunshine Brands® got together: http://youtu.be/JwhY8NeeRTY
Image with caption: "Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, a holding company for The Grounds Guys and six other home improvement brands, goes undercover in the second episode of Season Three of UNDERCOVER BOSS. In this shot, she's seen on her job with an employee of The Grounds Guys. (CNW Group/The Grounds Guys)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120120_C5699_PHOTO_EN_9068.jpg
SOURCE The Grounds Guys
For further information:
Peter van Stralen - CEO Sunshine Brands
(800) 361-5296 - firstname.lastname@example.org