Jim Penman started Jim's Mowing in Melbourne, Australia in 1982 with just $24 and an urgent need to pay the rent! With Jim's personal commitment to providing the best, most reliable service to customers, he soon had more work than he could handle. Today, with nearly 4000 franchisees, the company now has a remarkably strong presence in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It is currently the largest lawn mowing franchise in the world and the largest franchise chain in Australia.
Jim Penman believes that the key to a successful business is service and the way to achieve excellence is in attracting and keeping the best people. Accordingly, at the very heart of Jim's businesses is a rigorous process of selection. Quality is maintained by training, direct and frequent contact with Franchise owners and by an incentive based fee system. Jim Penman is a remarkable man with a remarkable story.
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