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Spring-Green Lawn Care

2014 Franchise 500
#470
At a Glance

Products & Services: Lawn and tree care

Number of Locations: 121

Total Investment: $84.2K - $95.5K

Founded: 1977

Began Franchising: 1977

About Spring-Green Lawn Care

Spring-Green Lawn Care franchisees have been providing both traditional and organic lawn care and tree care services, including fertilization and weed and disease control, to residential and commercial customers since 1977.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 95 0 0 26
2012 91 0 0 26
2011 92 0 0 26
2010 90 0 0 26
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Midwest, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northeast, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South, South Carolina, Southeast, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $84,180 - $95,520
Franchise Fee: $30,000 - $40,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8-10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: Up to $5,000 toward startup costs
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $160,000
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 NOT allowed. (100% 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: Ongoing.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Internet consumer website, call centers

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #470 (2014), #418 (2013), #398 (2012), #399 (2011), #419 (2010),