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Member Spotlight: The Grounds Guys

Landscaping & Lawn Care Services for Commercial & Residential Properties

The company began with a single vision shared between 10 brothers. Originally, they opened their doors as Sunshine Grounds Care in 1987. As time passed and more brothers joined the project, it became a widely recognized brand built on the principles of excellent workmanship, customer satisfaction, and real care.

The Grounds Guys was transformed with help from Neighborly, formerly Dwyer Group, in 2010. Since then, The Grounds Guys has exploded nationwide with more than 180 franchise locations around the U.S. and Canada. Despite these exciting developments, their original vision for hard work and value has remained the same. Since then, The Grounds Guys.

Committed to Excellence, Service & Customer Satisfaction

Their clients trust them to provide quality services in the area of landscaping and lawn care. They abide by the simple values outlined in their company acronym “C.A.R.E.”, which are: Customers first, Attitude, Respect, and Enjoy life in the process! These values remain consistent across all of their nationwide locations and set their landscaping and lawn care services apart from the competition.

Work with Our Licensed Experts

A beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen by itself – it requires the care of licensed professionals to ensure it thrives year-round. As proud members of NALP (The National Association of Landscape Professionals), The Grounds Guys offers the experience and tools to ensure the beauty of virtually any landscape.

In addition, they are licensed, certified, and thoroughly trained to ensure you receive lawn maintenance that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. They know the soil, know the climate, and can provide lawn care solutions customized to your property’s needs and your preferences. If your home is in need of other services or repairs, learn more about their community of home service experts at Neighborly.

The Grounds Guys of Mission Valley is proud to be the first franchise of its kind in California and Dean Mellos, President, is looking forward in supplying landscaping services to all of San Diego and being a partner of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.

Watch the Grounds Guys and the greater Neighborly franchise on Undercover Boss.

Member Spotlight: Prospect Home Finance

Mortgage broker Prospect Home Finance celebrates 15 years in business in 2021. The 156-person-strong Prospect Team has come a long way since its humble beginnings in a studio apartment on Turquoise Street in Pacific Beach. Before year’s end, Prospect will be moving to La Jolla, occupying two floors of the Merril Lynch building.

Prospect Home Finance is not your average mortgage broker. When prospective homebuyers or those looking to refinance their home contact Prospect, the company’s objective is to create lifelong clients by providing them with the best customer service and knowledge about available loan options. In 2021, Prospect is on pace to help 4,000 families with home financing.

Prospect connects the average consumer with education about mortgage solutions to improve their financial positions. The culture at Prospect is based around real people, helping real people. To service all members of the community, Prospect staff speaks a variety of languages. This affords the opportunity to serve borrowers in their native language, making what can be a challenging process easier.

Prospect’s move to La Jolla brings the entire Prospect team together under one roof, streamlining the efficiency of the home financing process for clients. The company is named Prospect Home Finance because it was the dream of Founder and CEO Jason Vondrak to one day have his business located on Prospect Street in La Jolla. Though Prospect’s office will be located on Fay Avenue, a street that intersects Prospect Street, attainment of this milestone is a huge accomplishment.

Prospect Home Finance offers a wide range of home loan and refinancing options with a focus on conventional loan products. Prospect’s loan portfolio is always growing, allowing the company to provide the most current and competitive financing options on the market. For more information, visit