U.S. Lawns offers grounds care for local businesses. This includes full service landscape maintenance (mow, trim, blow), seasonal color design and installation, irrigation, fertilization and plant health, and snow and ice management.
No. U.S. Lawns offers quality and responsive service to commercial customers only. Any residential work we service is tied to the multi-family market vertical, such as: home owners associations, apartment communities, and condominium associations. Based on our 30+ years of experience in the lawn & landscape industry, we believe it is in your best interest to be solely focused on the commercial market, which is easier to scale and provides significantly higher revenue opportunities. Additionally, we like working with business professionals who have a budget to spend for our service. Annual contracts produce year-round recurring revenue.
No, though we work with plenty of experienced landscape professionals. What we do require is self-motivation, drive, and a passion for serving others. We provide training and support in all areas of commercial grounds care, including: horticulture, agronomy, equipment use, estimating, and more.
Selling commercial work is all about establishing strong relationships with property managers and business owners in your community. U.S. Lawns provides you with the professional image and training you need to quickly establish credibility and differentiate yourself from the competition. Also, it doesn’t hurt that our brand is highly respected in the commercial grounds care industry. Furthermore, we provide you with exceptional marketing and sales support, including: a database of prospective customers, appointment setting with commercial decision makers, digital and print marketing campaigns, and more. Find out what we do to help our franchisees find customers by reading this article from our blog: https://uslawnsfranchise.com/blog/how-does-us-lawns-help-me-find-commercial-customers/
That depends upon your personal goals and what is best for you. Our discovery process can take as little as 60 days, so you can be up and running with your U.S. Lawns franchise in a few short months.
A franchise provides you the opportunity to enjoy the freedoms of owning your own business with a proven model that works. You don’t have to create your own systems, processes, marketing and sales programs, and the other operating procedures necessary to run a successful business.
Your initial investment will vary depending on several factors. A standard U.S. Lawns franchise can range between $51,500 to $79,300. If you already own and operate a landscaping or lawn care business, you can “convert” your business to a U.S. Lawns franchise for less, between the range of $32,800-$74,300. Special financing and discounts are available for all qualified applicants.
Candidates should have at least $50,000 in liquidity, $150,000 net worth, and a credit score above 650.
The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is a federally mandated document that all franchisors are required to give to candidates as part of their due diligence process. It contains all of the critical information you will need to evaluate the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee and to compare one opportunity versus another.
As part of the FTC regulation, we are limited to discussing only the information that is included in the Item 19 of our FDD which you can view here. Additionally, as part of your due diligence process, you will have the opportunity to talk with some of our existing franchisees who can help provide additional insight into the performance of our franchised territories.
We have opportunities available all over the country. We put a lot of time and research into determining the best areas for commercial landscaping franchises. One resource we use is CoStar, which is a leading commercial real estate information company. Find out what territories are available near you.
No, we have successful franchisees from all types of backgrounds. While there is definitely a sales component to this business, U.S. Lawns has developed resources like the Business Developer program, Sales Boot Camps, and Direct Sales Dial-Up to provide additional support to franchisees who may need extra help in this area.
While there is definitely a seasonality to this business, our best franchisees will tell you that they sign clients 12 months out of the year. Additionally, we bring new franchisees on board year-round, and there is no evidence to suggest that the chances for success increase at any time during the year.
U.S. Lawns provides a detailed roadmap to our franchisees to help them know when to make critical decisions, like hiring additional staff or making an investment in additional equipment. This roadmap is based on revenue levels to help franchisees make wise decisions that will not jeopardize cash flow.