Desmond Rice was truly a self-made man.

Rice, who along with his wife, Brenda, started the lawn care company Weed Man in Mississauga as a teenager with little more than a $500 loan and an old pickup truck, died of a heart attack last Thursday in Naples, Florida. He was 62.

Prior to his death, Rice grew the company to the point where it now has more than 330 franchises across Canada, the United States and United Kingdom.

Mike Kernaghan, chief executive officer of Weed Man, who worked with Rice for almost 25 years, described him as a “guy you’d be glad to meet.” Read more.

Originally posted by Cris Zimermann on April 22, 2011 in Franchise Site.


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