50+ niche businesses prove Jim’s is so much more than mowing

Jim’s Mowing – everyone’s heard of the garden services business that launched in 1982 and franchised in 1989.

But did you know the Jim’s brand is so much more?

Today founder Jim Penman heads up a group of franchises across a diverse range of home and mobile service sectors.

In fact, the Jim’s Group can count more than 50 divisions in its portfolio.

The group traditionally expands into a new market by converting an existing operation into a rebranded Jim’s business.

The business owner who comes on board is likely to take on responsibility for that sector.

While the divisions operate separately, there are shared resources across the group, and Jim Penman remains dedicated to maintaining excellent customer service throughout.

So what businesses does Jim’s operate?

As there are more than 50, let’s focus on the cleaning and maintenance options, there are more than enough to spark interest.

  • Mowing
  • Antennas
  • Bath resurfacing
  • Bin cleaning
  • Blind cleaning and repairs
  • Car detailing
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Cleaning
  • Concrete
  • Dog wash
  • Electrical
  • Fencing
  • Fire and safety
  • Floors
  • Flyscreens and blinds
  • Glass
  • Handyman
  • Hazardous material
  • Heating and cooling
  • Locksmiths
  • Painting
  • Paving
  • Pool care
  • Roofing
  • Roller doors
  • Security
  • Shade sails
  • Skip bins
  • Termite and pest control
  • Test and tag
  • Tree and stump removal
  • Window and pressure cleaning
  • Window tinting

Jim’s is an international business, and franchisees complete about 5 million jobs each year.

Leads come through a dedicated call centre, and there’s training and support to keep franchisees on track delivering fast and efficient service.

The three-day initial training for all franchisees, no matter which division, is backed up by ongoing support provided by the regional franchisor who is usually also a franchisee.

The nature of the businesses means these are generally low level investments.

Jim’s Mowing, for instance, requires a $20,000 to $50,000 spend, depending on trailer and equipment needs.

Franchisees spend $69,000 capital investment to get into a Jim’s Pool Care business.