National Lawn Care Franchise Honors Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services with Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year and Marketing Performance Awards
Weed Man USA, a fast-growing national lawn care franchise, has named Weed Man Lexington and Nashville as the company’s 2016 Multi-Unit and Market Performance award winners. The Weed Man Lexington and Nashville franchises are owned by Lexington-based Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services.
Weed Man USA presented the awards at the company’s annual conference in December. The Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year award recognized Hillenmeyer’s excellence in business management and franchise citizenship while operating multiple franchise units. The Lexington and Nashville offices were also the recipients of two separate Marketing Performance awards for the $750,000 – $1.5 million and over $1.5 million categories.
“Chase and Seth Hillenmeyer, along with their father, Stephen, have demonstrated consistent growth while expanding Weed Man into new markets,” said Jennifer Lemcke, COO of Weed Man and Turf Holdings, Inc. “The Hillenmeyers recently celebrated 175 years of operating their family landscaping business in Central Kentucky which is a remarkable accomplishment. Their vast knowledge and determination has set a great example for us all.”
Stephen, fifth generation business owner of Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services, added Weed Man of Lexington in 2003. Chase joined the company in 2006 and Seth in 2013. The brothers manage the day-to-day operations of Weed Man Lexington as well as the recently added Nashville location. Since taking the helm, the two locations combined have surpassed $3 million in sales.
“These awards are a great honor and recognize the hard work of the team. We have celebrated many achievements this year including the 175-year anniversary of our family business,” said Chase. “We are proud to be a part of this organization which has given my brother and me the opportunity to continue growing as business owners.”
The theme of this year’s conference focused on the power of the past to shape the future of the brand. With more than 45 years in the lawn care industry, Weed Man USA’s success is rooted in having tested and refined systems over time and seeing them implemented by hard-working and driven franchisees and employees. Looking forward, Weed Man USA continues to rely on fundamental processes while integrating new technology that will move the brand forward.
For more information about Weed Man Lexington, call 859-425-4040 or visit lexington.weedmanusa.com.
About Weed Man
Weed Man USA, North America’s No. 1 franchised lawn care provider, is a network of locally-owned and operated lawn care businesses providing environmentally responsible fertilization, weed control and integrated pest management services. For more than 45 years, Weed Man’s promise has always been the same: Weed Man treats every lawn as if it was their own and provides customers with honest and open communication. Weed Man entered the U.S. market in 1996 through a licensing agreement with Turf Holdings, Inc. and began awarding franchises in 2000. Today, Weed Man helps support franchisees in more than 455 territories throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.weedmanfranchise.com.