When we start working with a new franchisee candidate, a common question we get asked is, “How do I transition into a business owner?” Starting a lawn care business is a big change for a lot of our franchisees, so we understand why this is a concern pops up.
To illustrate how we help our franchisees succeed, we got together with one of our newest franchisees. Sushant Shah is the owner of our Modesto, California franchise, and he chatted with us about his experience joining the U.S. Lawns franchise family.
The word Sushant uses to describe his experience is unique. “This is a unique experience … to find a band of franchisees with such a high level of camaraderie,” he says, “It has had a positive effect on me, and I am really grateful for my affiliation with U.S. Lawns.”
Demonstrating this camaraderie, he has worked closely with another franchisee as he was starting a lawn care business with us. Sushant says that Owen Smith, U.S. Lawns owner in Sacramento, California, was integral to his initial success, introducing him to other franchise owners and always helping others with his “pay it forward” attitude.
In addition, the business development team is a huge help to new franchisees. In Sushant’s words, “The team is readily available, competent, and consists [of] diverse experience within the landscape industry.”
On the Power of the Network
One of the things we are most proud of is the power of our network. In over 30 years we have become the No. 1 commercial landscaping franchise, earning a national reputation for excellence. During that time, we have built a strong network that helps each new owner as they are starting a lawn care business and throughout the life of their franchise.
Sushant has found the U.S. Lawns network to be very useful, saying, “The buying power … includes partnered vendors, providing easy access to … vehicles, equipment, supplies, and services.” He adds, “My experience so far is such that I have found U.S. Lawns has upheld its end of the bargain of support.”
During his first conversation with Todd – that’s Todd Chapman, Director of Franchise Recruiting and one of your most important sources of information as you start the process – Sushant learned that confidence in the system is absolutely necessary to succeed.
In short, U.S. Lawns is confident in our name, brand, and model, so much so that we guarantee our franchisees success regardless of their industry backgrounds, as long as they put in the same amount of trust and effort in the system as we do.
Sushant puts it more succinctly: “It is certain that I would not have made the decision to become a business owner if it wasn’t for the U.S. Lawns franchise system.”
In short, Sushant has been pleased with the U.S. Lawns startup process.
Are you ready to join our franchise family? Now is the time to get started! Reach out to us and we will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps.