History of Jim’s – Who is Jim Penman?

Jim’s Group is the largest franchise (by numbers) in the southern hemisphere. It has more than 3,800 franchise owners who are all local experts in their chosen service.

Jim Penman started a part-time gardening business while earning his PhD in history at Latrobe University. He launched a full-time mowing business in 1982 with a $24 investment.

He initially aimed only at taking on subcontractors, but his business grew, and he gradually began to specialise in the building up and selling of lawn mowing rounds. By 1989 he franchised his business, and since then Jim’s Mowing has become the largest franchise chain in Australian and the most abundant and best-known lawn mowing business in the world.

Jim’s Cleaning was launched in 1994, followed by more than 50 other divisions which now operate in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. Jim’s Group now has over 3,800 Franchisees and a turnover of approximately $500 million.

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Brett Blair, General Manager of the Jim’s Pool Care Division, had this to say about his long relationship with Jim,  ‘Jim Penman has always liked the Pool Care Division as it has regular repeat customers and franchisees can sell retail items and chemicals at great margins while still providing great deals to customers.’

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