Scotts Lawn Service

At a Glance

Products & Services: Lawn, tree & shrub care; pest control

Number of Locations: 171

Total Investment: $84.4K - $299.5K

Founded: 1984

Began Franchising: 1985

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2010 85 0 0 86
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $84,400 - $299,500
Franchise Fee: $25,000 - $105,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6-10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $40,000 - $60,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 13% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 week. Annual business/operations training; ongoing training available as needed
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: National direct mail campaign