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How teen entrepreneur cultivated a thriving ‘weed’ franchise

Gairad DeCastro started what would become Weed Man of North America — a leading lawn care franchise today — when he was just 17. When most teenagers are worrying about the trials of high school, Gairad DeCastro was saving money to start his own business. At the age of 17, DeCastro realized that dream and today that business, DeCastro Landscaping, has grown to have 14 workers.

Young Landscaper Grows Business Into Thriving ‘Weed’ Franchise

When most teenagers are worrying about the trials of high school, Gairad DeCastro was saving money to start his own business. At the age of 17, DeCastro realized that dream and today that business, DeCastro Landscaping, has grown to have 14 workers. In March 2013, DeCastro opened his own Weed Man of North America location in Newport, R.I.

How Entrepreneur Grew Business Success Before Age 24

When most teenagers are worrying about the trials of high school, Gairad DeCastro was saving money to start his own business. At the age of 17, DeCastro realized that dream and today that business, DeCastro Landscaping, has grown to have 14 workers. In March 2013, DeCastro opened his own Weed Man of North America location in Newport, R.I.

DeCastro Landscaping wins Best of Newport

DeCastro Landscaping, LLC of Portsmouth, RI recently won Best Landscaping Company in Newport Life Magazine’s 18th Annual Best of Newport Awards. There were 78 print and online categories, and 70 businesses were chosen.