About Jim’s Group
Jim Penman is one of the most well-known faces in franchising, and a brand that is a household name.
In 1982, with a personal debt of $30,000 and a marketing budget of just $24 he started mowing lawns as a full-time business. His focus on customer service, attention to detail and desire for perfection was appreciated by his clients and he soon had more work than he could handle.
He began taking on subcontractors, with the expectation they would meet his standards of workmanship and customer service and over the next few years his business grew as he built up and sold lawn-mowing rounds.
In 1989 he began to sell Jim’s Mowing franchises providing support and training to new franchisees ensuring they could meet his standards or workmanship and customer service, before taking on the Jim’s name.
Since then Jim’s Mowing has become the largest and best-known lawn mowing business in the world, with well over 1500 mowing franchisees.
Now the business comprises 37 different divisions or business concepts and boasts more than 3,300 franchisees in four countries around the world, including the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. See more at www.jims.net