With its recent economic and population boom, Texas has firmly established itself as a formidable economic powerhouse. It currently represents the second largest gross domestic product in the U.S. and 12th largest in the world. In just the past three years, Texas has far outpaced the rest of the nation in commercial real estate projects according to the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Commercial Real Estate Development Association.
This growth shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon either. Texas’ growth rate is considerably higher than the national average with the state home to five of the eleven fastest growing cities in the country. The population growth is due, in part, to the influx of businesses relocating to the state. A pro-business climate, strong economy and infrastructure, and skilled workforce have all contributed to the draw. A central location to the rest of the country also makes the state attractive for businesses. All of this growth and development creates great opportunity in the commercial services sector.
Capitalizing on Growth
U.S. Lawns is working hard to capitalize on this opportunity. The brand has built considerable momentum in the state over the last 18 months. Seven new territories; Austin West, Abilene, Sherman, Houston East, San Antonio South, Waco and Round Rock; have been launched, nearly doubling the brands’ Texas footprint. “This is a natural progression of our strong southeastern United States footprint. Available territories in this area are already few and far between,” says David Wells, senior director of franchise recruiting. These new territories create an excellent opportunity for someone looking to get into business with the nation’s #1 commercial landscape franchise.
U.S. Lawns is positioned to dominate the commercial landscaping market as more and more commercial properties are built to accommodate the state’s growth. Leveraging the brand’s proven system, national strength and comprehensive support, the right franchisee could potentially see a significant return on their investment.
With the momentum building, it is not likely that premiere territories in Texas will last long. Great opportunities remain in markets like Austin East, College Station, Cedar Park, Corpus Christi, Pearland, Galveston, Temple, Tyler and Wichita Falls. For a complete list of available territories, click here.