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Lawn Doctor

2014 Franchise 500
#155
At a Glance

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

Number of Locations: 482

Total Investment: $81.5K - $99.99K

Founded: 1967

Began Franchising: 1967

About Lawn Doctor

What started out in the back of a small hardware store in 1967 has grown to a nationwide chain of independently owned and operated offices. Caring for a total of more than 1 billion square feet of turf, Lawn Doctor franchisees provide all-season care including fertilization and weed and insect control.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 482 0 0 0
2013 455 0 0 0
2012 453 0 0 0
2011 459 0 0 0
2010 457 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $81,548 - $99,998
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $15,000 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $60,000
Liquid Cash Available: $60,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 35% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..
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: 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Local marketing support

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #155 (2014), #133 (2013), #120 (2012), #142 (2011), #91 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #37 (2014), #28 (2013), #25 (2012), #39 (2011), #26 (2010),