May 15, 2014
The Grounds Guys, Orangeville, were featured on W Network’s series Be the Boss Canada.

The April 17 broadcast featured two employees from Landscape Ontario member The Grounds Guys, in head-to-head challenges for a life-changing job promotion. Participants take part in a week-long job interview for what each believes is a chance for a promotion, with enticing pay and perks. As those employees battle to be the best and out-perform each other, the winner gets handed the keys to run his very own franchise, making the jump from employee to business owner.

“We put them through challenges to see how they would apply our core values under difficult conditions,” said CEO Peter van Stralen, author of C.A.R.E. Leadership.

Since 1987, the ten van Stralen brothers have built The Grounds Guys to become one of Canada’s largest landscape management companies, with 40 locations in five provinces across Canada.