About LSGF Management
Life’s Short. Grow Fast.
That’s the business philosophy of our co-founders and how we got our name – LSGF Management.
LSGF Management provides management services to franchisees and operators of retail and quick service food locations across the southeast. We currently support 50+ Great Clips in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina; 100+ T-Mobile Premium Retailer Stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee; and 7 Smoothie King stores in Georgia and Alabama.
It Started with a Great Haircut
In 1993, Grant Simon, an entrepreneur looking for a new business, stopped in for a haircut at his local Great Clips. He liked the concept so much he decided to become a franchisee. With record speed, Grant opened his first salon in Atlanta. Over the next ten years he opened 20 additional salons.
In 2004, Greg Thomas got into franchising by mortgaging everything to buy an under-performing Great Clips salon. Through good operations and creative marketing, the venture was a success. Over the next few years, Greg managed to buy several more distressed salons.
A Partnership Great for Growth
In 2006, Greg approached his friend and neighbor, Grant, with the idea of partnering to buy a distressed business, Auto Indulgence, one of the largest carwashes in the Southeast. They quickly discovered their personalities and skill sets complemented each other perfectly. Grant's background and expertise was in finance, real estate, and legal matters. Greg excelled in operations, marketing, and sales. Working together, they turned the business around and resold it 17 months later. They reinvested these profits by buying five under-performing Great Clips salons in Tallahassee. Then, they bought more under-performing salons in Auburn and Columbus. In 2012, they formed a management company, LSGF Management, to consolidate and oversee back office operations of their Great Clips salons and other franchise holdings.