Frequently Asked Questions
U.S. Lawns franchises offer grounds care for commercial properties of all sorts including hospitals, community colleges, shopping centers, apartment complexes, and so forth.Our services include landscape maintenance (mowing, trimming, blowing), seasonal color design and installation, irrigation, fertilization and plant health, and snow and ice management (along with others too numerous to list here!).
No. U.S. Lawns offers quality and responsive service to commercial customers only. Any residential work we do is tied to the multi-family market vertical, such as: homeowners’ associations, apartment communities, and condominium associations.
Based on our 35+ years of experience in the lawn and 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 — we like working with business professionals who have a strong budget for our services. Furthermore, annual contracts produce year-round recurring revenue.
Some of our conversion franchisees elect to continue working with the residential clients they served before, but they soon find that phasing them out is the best way to continue growing their business.
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No, though we work with plenty of experienced landscaping 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. With this support, there’s no need to enter into our industry as an expert. Our franchisees come from all sorts of backgrounds such as other service businesses, the corporate world, commercial property management, and so forth.
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Selling commercial landscaping 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, and digital and print marketing campaigns.
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Our 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. This is great news for franchisees who are looking for more flexibility in their careers.
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Your initial investment will vary depending on several factors. A standard U.S. Lawns franchise can range from between $54,500 and $136,300. 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, from between $40,800 and $91,300.
Financing is available for qualified applicants which can help keep you out of pocket investment cost low. If you have a credit score greater than 650, you could get started with an out of pocket investment as low as $35,000.
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As part of the FTC regulation, we are limited to discussing only the information that is included in Item 19 of the U.S. Lawns franchise disclosure document – get a sneak peek, here! Additionally, as part of your due diligence process, you will have the opportunity to talk with our existing franchisees who can help provide additional insight into the performance of their franchised territories.
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