A Long-Term Vision of What Your U.S. Lawns Future Might Look Like
Planning for Growth
At U.S. Lawns, we take pride in a franchise opportunity that offers entrepreneurs and investors the chance for long-term personal, professional, and financial growth. As leaders in the commercial landscaping sphere, we’ve been helping franchisees enhance properties in their communities for over 35 years, and our success is due in large part to their hard work and vision for themselves and their franchises. Here’s what your future as a U.S. Lawns franchisee might look like.
The Early Days of Your Franchise
There’s no getting around the fact that starting a small business takes a lot of dedication and hard work, and a U.S. Lawns franchise is no exception. During the start-up period, our successful franchisees roll up their sleeves and put in their time and effort to launch and establish their businesses. Once their franchises are up and running, it’s easier for them to delegate tasks, set predictable routines, and turn more of their attention to growth goals. If you’re looking for a franchise model that is semi-absentee, then we have great news for you! We offer a semi-absentee model that allows the franchisee to hire a management team to run the business for them. This means the franchisee can keep their current career and in the beginning only spend 15-20 hours a week on administrative and managerial tasks.
Three to Five Years In
By three to five years, franchisees have typically built their businesses to a level of sustainability with enough revenue to add a new layer of management, freeing owners up to remove themselves from the day-to-day operation of the business. Of course, that’s not to say they’re no longer involved — most remain very much so. But it becomes more a matter of choice, allowing owners the liberty to focus on things like growth and customer relationships. This is great news for franchisees who are looking for a business that they can hand off to children, family members, or business partners once it’s established.
Five Years and Beyond
According to our 2021 Item 19 data, the average franchise that’s at least five years old produced annual sales of $1,016,189 with a18.6% net profit margin after accounting for owner salaries and benefits. Of course, this number could be higher or lower depending on the unique circumstances of each franchisee. But at this stage, many of them begin to realize the fruits of their labor, enjoying the lifestyle and financial flexibility that allow them to spend more time with family and friends.
While it’s impossible to predict a franchisee’s future, the long-term vision we’ve just outlined is entirely possible, especially when you factor in the guidance and support we provide along the way to help them reach these milestones!