Sunshine Grounds Care Expands to Offer Services in Aurora


Jun 19, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              June 19, 2009

Aurora, ON -  Sunshine Grounds Care was pleased to welcome Marco Ritacca as their newest franchisee on March 23, 2009.  Marco will provide outstanding summer and winter grounds care services for the Aurora and Richmond Hill areas of Ontario.

Since joining the Sunshine franchise family, Marco has found more time for his own growing family.

"I finally have weekends and evenings off ...a huge advantage with a two year old son and a baby on the way," said the new owner.  "The decision to re-brand has improved my quality of life and completely changed my outlook on life, family and work.  For the first time in a long time I have been able to put my family first."

"The Sunshine Grounds Care operating system allows our franchise owners to run the business, rather than having it run them!" said Peter van Stralen, CEO of Sunshine Grounds Care.

Previously an independent grounds care company owner, Marco decided to purchase the rights to operate a Sunshine Grounds Care franchise when it seemed that everywhere he looked he saw another Sunshine grounds team.

"A time came when I decided 'If I can't beat them, I'll join them."

Becoming part of the Sunshine brand has been a great help for Marco in running his business.  Besides enjoying the value of added purchasing power for his franchise, Marco says: "More importantly, it's very comforting to know that I can lean on our executive team as well as other franchisees when I have a question or problem.  There is definitely strength in numbers. Even though I had been in this industry for a number of years, I still had questions that I couldn't answer on my own and that competitors of course wouldn't help me answer."

The Sunshine support team has provided Marco with invaluable training for how to operate more efficiently and has offered one-on-one support for whenever Marco has needed it.

What else can Sunshine provide better than an independent company?
"Everyday brotherly love and support' adds Marco with a laugh.

About Sunshine Grounds Care:
Sunshine Grounds care was founded by Tim van Stralen, the oldest of ten brothers, in the town of Caledon in 1987.  Since then, Sunshine Grounds Care has expanded rapidly across Ontario and even to other parts of North America.  As the company has grown, so have the other nine van Stralen brothers, who today all play a part in making Sunshine a business that operates on family values of respect, effort and a mutual interest in the well being of the group.

Sunshine continues to ensure that each franchise they invite to the business operates with the same core values which have made the grounds care company the first choice for thousands of satisfied customers.  

The Sunshine Grounds Care Code of Values:

We show that we care by: Always putting the needs of our
Customers first, by always having a helpful and positive
Attitude, and by treating everything and everyone with
Respect.  By living our code of values we
Enjoy life in the process.

The industry leading Sunshine Grounds Care services, are available to both residential and commercial customers during every season of the year.  Franchises are located in many parts of Ontario including: St. Thomas/London, Barrie/Orillia, Oakville/Burlington/Milton, Hamilton, Brantford/Woodstock, Cambridge/Kitchener/Waterloo/Guelph, Collingwood/Wasaga Beach, Vaughan, Markham, Aurora, Mississauga East and West, Brampton East and West, Newmarket, Adjala, Alliston, King City, Orangeville and Caledon.  Outside of Ontario, Sunshine also operates in Chilliwack, British Columbia and Little Rock in Arkansas.