What to Expect
We understand that starting any new business can be stressful, and you’ve probably found yourself with lots of questions about the process, like, “What do I need to open a U.S. Lawns franchise, anyway?” We want the steps toward owning a franchise with us to be as transparent as possible to prospective franchisees, so this page outlines a few of the important stages in the process that you should expect, along with what it takes to get started.
What Do I Need to Open a Commercial Landscaping Business?
Many prospective franchisees wonder if they need extensive landscaping experience to open a new U.S. Lawns franchise. The truth is, we’ve been in business so long and have developed such an extensive training program that most of our franchisees don’t come from a background in landscaping at all. Some of our current franchisees have a history in:
- The military
- The corporate world
- Investing in other industries
Nevertheless, they were all dedicated to mastering the U.S. Lawns business model and worked hard to put the training they received to good use. Therefore, an important characteristic of our investors isn’t that they have landscaping experience, but rather that they’re excited and dedicated to learning our processes.
Of course, another important commercial landscaping franchise requirement is finances. Opening a new U.S. Lawns franchise requires a significant investment on your part. However, we think you’ll find that it’s extremely competitive when compared with similar franchise investments. Our initial investment includes just about everything it takes to get a new franchise up and running, and we provide comprehensive support and resources that save you time and money along the way. We’re looking for franchisees who are financially prepared to take on the investment and nurture their business during its early stages.
Key Steps in the Process
Learning about the opportunity. When you contact us, we’ll give you all the information you need about the opportunity, including a copy of our franchise disclosure document and contact information for existing franchisees. During our initial conversations, we’ll give you a clear answer to the question, “What do I need to open a U.S. Lawns franchise?”
Signing the franchise agreement. If we both decide that we’d be a good fit, you’ll be presented with a franchise agreement – your one-time franchise fee will be due at the time you sign it. Once these formalities are taken care of, we can get to work opening your business.
Attending initial training. You’ll join us at our Home Office in Orlando for an intensive training session during which you’ll learn the ins and outs of our business model. There, you’ll learn things like how to find new customers, how to provide various landscaping services, and how to leverage our strong brand name and resources to your advantage.
Launching Your Business. We’ll work with you at your location to ensure you’re in great shape to start working with customers.
Growing your business. Once your doors are open, U.S. Lawns will continue to work hard for you to ensure that you have valuable resources and support, facilitating the growth of your business. Business coaching, valuable supplier relationships, annual conferences, and a strong network of experts are just a few of the ways we’ll support you as you grow.