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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$41K - $141K
Units as of 2021
224 10.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About U.S. Lawns

Industry
Maintenance
Related Categories
Lawn & Tree Care
Founded
1986
Parent Company
BrightView Companies LLC
Leadership
Ken Hutcheson, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1987 (35 years)
# of employees at HQ
26
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
224 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
6700 Forum Dr., #150
Orlando, FL 32821

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a U.S. Lawns 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
$24,000 - $34,000
Initial Investment
$40,800 - $141,300
Net Worth Requirement
$125,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Veteran Incentives
$5,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
4-6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
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
U.S. Lawns offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
U.S. Lawns has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

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

Classroom Training
41 hours
Additional Training
Webinars, regional meetings
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
# of employees required to run
12-15
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021