TruGreen - Lawn Care Franchise
Servicing just 4% of the homes in your territory, you could build a lucrative lawn care business with a fleet of up to 10 liveried vehicles.Watch Video
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The World’s Largest Professional Lawn Care Franchise
TruGreen, part of the renowned ServiceMaster group, can help you to enter the profitable and growing lawn care market with its great lawn care franchise.
Why not reduce the risks of setting up in business by yourself, by investing in a TruGreen franchise and get the added benefits of a healthier, outdoor life and a business support package that’s second to none!
A TruGreen Professional Lawn Care franchise offers a fantastic business opportunity and is ideal for self-motivated individuals wishing to develop and manage their own lawn care business. The lawn care market is growing and has over 26 million homes in the UK, 90% of which have gardens, making it a growth market worth becoming a part of!
Who We Are
TruGreen® is the world’s largest lawn care company. We started as a small private company in 1973 which was acquired by ServiceMaster® in 1990 and we now serve more than 3.4 million residential and commercial customers throughout the UK and the USA.
TruGreen offers a year-long business opportunity, which involves providing tailored lawn care treatments to customers in your local area. Treatments will vary from lawn to lawn but will include scarifying, aerating, weed and feed, moss/algae clearing from pathways, patios and driveways plus a wide variety of garden clearing and tidy-up activities. When you’re not providing lawn care treatments, you will be marketing your business, liaising with your customers and training and recruiting staff to provide your lawn care services.
There’s huge scope to expand your business with the potential to run a fleet of branded vehicles. By servicing just 4% of the homes in your territory, you could build up a lucrative lawn care business with a fleet of up to 10 branded vehicles. Most of your customers will opt for a year-round treatment programme comprising of between 4 and 6 treatments, but you’ll also benefit from one off treatments too!
Why partner up with TruGreen?
In addition to the attraction of a growth market and proven business model, you will benefit from the following:
- No experience is necessary! Full training is provided (read more below)
- Flexibility – you can treat lawns at your leisure (daylight hours)
- Enjoy up to 70% profit margins and up to 75% recurring income
- Brand Management System – Built by franchisees for franchisees
- Proven money-making model
- Recognised brand (over 45 years old) and unique TruGreen territory
- Support from a team of qualified franchise professionals – Operations, Marketing, HR, IT…
- Established franchise network for advice & support
- Website, Marketing & PR launch
- Access to off the shelf products, equipment and branded uniform
- Franchise Support Centre – a team of over 50 individuals dedicated to supporting all of our franchised businesses and national customers
- Qualification (subject to a pass) for pesticide application from the National Proficiency Council (NPCT).
In addition to the above you will benefit from on-going support from your Network Brand Manager, Steve Welch, who has 40 years’ experience in the turf industry.
TruGreen established brand, proven model and unique TruGreen territory.
Our bespoke two-week training course covers lawn care, Marketing, sales, customer service, accounting, health & safety and training on our bespoke business management system. You will also sit a qualification in Pesticide Application from the National Proficiency Council (NPCT).
Ongoing training, support and tools are also easy to obtain over the phone, in person and via our online portal where you can access further information, advice & business tools such as business and marketing plan templates, ‘how to’ guides and the operations manual. You are never alone with a ServiceMaster franchise.
Our unique business management system was created with the input of our existing franchisees for them to structure, develop and grow their businesses further. There is no other business management system like it.
As well as receiving the operations manual, unique territory and the brand name of TruGreen, a new business owner will also receive; products, equipment, heavy machinery, van wrap, uniforms, business stationery, bespoke business management software, PR launch, website, pre-paid on and offline marketing, qualifications (as above) and much, much more.
Is a TruGreen franchise for you?
If you have a love for the outdoors or are fed up of a typical 9 – 5 office environments, then the flexibility of a lawn care franchise could be for you.
In return we are looking for individuals who are self-motivated, enthusiastic and happy to follow a system. Experience in the lawn care industry is not essential as full training in lawn care and running your own business is provided.
Does TruGreen sound like the franchise opportunity for you?
If you are interested in becoming a TruGreen partner please complete the short form below.
You’ll receive our prospectus and our Brand Leader will make contact with you to tell you a little more.
At some point we would love to meet with you! Our face to face meetings are completely relaxed and informal and can be held at our Franchise Support Centre in Leicester where you can meet the whole team, or we can come locally to you. They are a great opportunity to take a look at our financial projections, plot out a territory and have a sneak peek at our working TruGreen model.
We’ll inform you of our next training academy dates and a refundable deposit of £2,000 will reserve your territory if you decide that you’d like to partner with us.
Our minimum investment is £8400 + VAT which is 30% of the total franchise fee. The 70% remaining balance can be financed through most major banks subject to status and this is to be paid in full ahead of our training academy.
Enjoy the freedom of the outdoors and a recurring income from treating the lawns of customers in your bespoke TruGreen territory. Up to 70% margins are achievable with our support & guidance as your franchisor with almost 60 years franchising experience. We look forward to receiving your enquiry.
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