March 1, 2019
Weed Man USA purchases Canadian territory rights
After nearly 50 years as Weed Man’s president, co-founder Brenda Rice has announced her retirement. Keeping ownership in the Weed Man network, the master franchisor for the U.S., spearheaded by CEO Roger Mongeon, has formed a new company, TH Canada, and has taken over leadership of Canadian territories. In total, the team now oversees over 680 territories worldwide.
Weed Man was launched in Mississauga, Ont., in 1970 by the late Desmond “Des” Rice and his wife Brenda. The couple started franchising in 1976 and their vision to be the trusted lawn care company became a reality in the U.K. and across North America.
Jennifer Lemcke, COO of the company, promises to work with all Weed Man Canada franchisees. “The transition has been exhilarating and my team respects the responsibility we now have to take this recognized brand to new heights as we enter the future as a united front,” Lemcke said.