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U.S. Lawns

2014 Franchise 500
#152
At a Glance

Products & Services: Commercial grounds maintenance

Number of Locations: 262

Total Investment: $32.8K - $79.3K

Founded: 1986

Began Franchising: 1987

About U.S. Lawns

U.S. Lawns was founded in 1986 and began franchising in 1987. In 1996, U.S. Lawns was acquired by Environmental Care Inc., a subsidiary of Environmental Industries Inc. U.S. Lawns is based in Orlando, Florida, and has locations throughout the United States.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 262 0 0 0
2012 241 0 0 0
2011 224 0 0 0
2010 214 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $32,800 - $79,300
Franchise Fee: $22,000 - $32,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 3-4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $165,000
Liquid Cash Available: $55,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10 - 15. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 6 days. At franchisee's location: Ongoing.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Internet support, national sales team

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #152 (2014), #131 (2013), #138 (2012), #149 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #68 (2011),
Low-Cost: #18 (2013), #20 (2012), #29 (2011),
Top Home-Based: #36 (2014),

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