Do You Have What It Takes to Own a U.S. Lawns Commercial Landscape Business?
January 18, 2018
Owning a commercial landscape business is a lot of work. Do you have what it takes to become a U.S. Lawns franchisee? Find out!
U.S. Lawns didn’t earn our place as the #1 commercial landscaping franchise by accident; we worked hard over a period of nearly 3 decades, finding the right franchisees and building the right partnerships to help us succeed. A commercial landscape business doesn’t blossom overnight, so we are always looking for franchise owners who are prepared to put in the work.
Do you have what it takes to own a U.S. Lawns franchise? These are the qualities we look for.
Traits of a Successful Franchisee
Aside from being willing to work hard, what other traits do we look for in our franchise owners? The following are some of the things that might mean that you are a good fit for a U.S. Lawns franchise.
- You enjoy the outdoors: It should come as no surprise that running a commercial landscape business means you will spend time outside. If you are an outdoorsy person who enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, playing outdoor sports, etc., you will adapt well to working outdoors as a franchise owner.
- You are willing to adapt to our system: S. Lawns has decades of experience in commercial landscaping and helping new business owners get started. As such, we ask our franchisees to learn from our experience and utilize our proven system.
- You are comfortable in a leadership position: One of the biggest things we look for is the right leader. Being able to lead your team and grow your business is essential for you to succeed, so we look for franchisees who are comfortable in leadership positions.
Diversity Is Key
What has made us so successful is working with qualified people, regardless of their backgrounds. We have franchisees from all walks of life with all kinds of previous career experience, because your background does not necessarily have any bearing on your ability to own a commercial landscape business. Far more important than your background? Your willingness to work hard, follow our expert advice, and do what it takes to make your business thrive.
That being said, we have noticed recurring patterns of successful franchisees with the following backgrounds:
Former servicemen and women make amazing franchise owners because the skills they learned in the armed forces translate well into owning your own business. As a veteran, you are a great leader but you are also skilled at following a system and working with a team. Additionally, U.S. Lawns is a great fit for veterans who want a post-military career that allows them to be out and about, as opposed to being stuck behind a desk.
Working in corporate America can be soul sucking, even as you are learning valuable skills and providing for your family. Corporate employees from all industries can be successful U.S. Lawns franchisees because business skills are just as important as your ability to mow a lawn. Experience with things like client relationships, P&L sheets, marketing, sales, accounting, and more will help you build your own successful business.
Independent Lawn Care Professional
Converting an independent commercial landscape business into a U.S. Lawns franchise helps you grow your business. Your expertise in your profession is invaluable to the U.S. Lawns franchise family, and we work together to help your business reach its full potential.
If you have been considering investing in a franchise, now is the time to make it happen! U.S. Lawns is looking for franchise owners in territories all over the United States. Check out our available territories and get in touch with us to get started.