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  • Writer's pictureTim Parmeter

Turning the Tables: Former Franchise Employee Becomes Franchise Owner

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

We’re excited to announce the newest owner of The Grounds Guys: Hamza Agallah. After a long career working on the employee side of the franchisor group Yum! Brands, Hamza is excited to be on the other side of the equation.

Having witnessed other franchisees succeed for years, Hamza wanted to find that level of success for himself – and after happening upon the Franchising 101 podcast, he reached out to FranCoach for help.

Who Is Hamza Agallah?

Born in Morocco, Hamza lived internationally before he came to the United States. When he first arrived in the country, he didn’t speak a word of English – but he got a job in the service industry and built himself up to gain a long-term career working with Yum! Brands franchises. Yum! Brands is the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell.

In his previous positions, Hamza particularly enjoyed being able to be involved directly in the work rather than just strategizing and driving change. He prefers being on the ground running things over desk jobs and sedentary meetings. As an extroverted people person, Hamza loves building strong connections and interacting with customers face-to-face.

Why Did Hamza Make a Career Change?

After many years working in the franchise system, Hamza had seen how much success others had been able to achieve, and he wanted to accomplish that same end for himself. He had no interest in getting another hourly job – he wanted to gain back control over his life and make a strong salary to support himself and his family.

But Hamza wasn’t sure if he could afford to become a franchise owner – with his experience concentrated on Yum! Brands, he had only seen more expensive franchise options, and he didn’t have the $2 million necessary to own a Pizza Hut. That’s when he came upon the Franchising 101 podcast, where he learned more about accessible franchise brands.

Working with FranCoach helped Hamza build a greater understanding of what franchise ownership could look like for a fraction of the cost that comes with owning, for example, a Taco Bell. He was searching for a brand that would allow him to build long-term customer relationships and allow him to scale over time.

Why Will Hamza Make a Great Franchise Owner?

With his experience in the world of franchising, Hamza knows firsthand what makes franchise owners successful: putting in the effort and following the plan. Tim Parmeter, FranCoach’s Founder and CEO, commented that Hamza is an exceptionally hard worker who will certainly be dedicated to following the plan that The Grounds Guys lays out for him. He will also excel in building strong relationships within his community and creating a loyal customer base.

Why Did Hamza Choose The Grounds Guys?

The Grounds Guys is a lawn care and landscaping brand that’s established in communities throughout North America. The company is a Neighborly brand that offers strong franchisor support and the opportunity to own a business in a familiar, recession-resistant industry.

Hamza was attracted to the way The Grounds Guys would allow him to pair high-quality service with long-term relationships. Owning a brand that falls under the Neighborly umbrella will also give him a chance to scale his operations over time and potentially even own multiple brands within Neighborly.

Hamza is excited to bring The Grounds Guys to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where he is looking forward to becoming a respected, go-to person in his community when it comes to home services.

Please join our team at FranCoach in congratulating Hamza Agallah and wishing him luck as a new owner of The Grounds Guys!


The Benefits of Working With FranCoach

FranCoach is a national search firm dedicated to working with individuals who are interested in owning a franchise. We have partnered with over 600 of the top franchisors in the country, spanning nearly 70 industries.

Our goal with clients is to help them find the absolute best franchise for them to own. Our goal with our Franchising 101 podcast series is to help educate people on all aspects of franchise ownership.

Reach out to us to learn more about potentially becoming a franchise owner. There’s never any fee for our service, so why not take the first step today toward your better tomorrow?


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