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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#81 Ranked #52 last year
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Initial investment
$102K - $127K
Units as of 2021
606 6.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Lawn Doctor

Industry
Maintenance
Related Categories
Lawn & Tree Care
Founded
1967
Parent Company
Lawn Doctor Inc.
Leadership
Scott Frith, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1967 (54 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
# of Units
606 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
142 State Rte. 34
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Lawn Doctor franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$35,000
Initial Investment
$102,015 - $127,065
Net Worth Requirement
$200,000
Cash Requirement
$60,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
10%
Ad Royalty Fee
10%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Lawn Doctor offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, accounts receivable
Third Party Financing
Lawn Doctor has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
10 hours
Classroom Training
60 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #81

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #102

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #12

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021