It is not the US lawns franchises that are subbing the work out, it is the corporate entity of US Lawns. What happens is US lawns corporate signs a contract with a national company think walmart. Then US lawns signs all their franchisees to the walmarts that are in there territory. So the majority of the work stays within the company. Now think about the one walmart that is 110 miles out of the franchisees territory. Would you expect the franchise owner to send a crew on a 220 mile round trip to do one store? It would be so unprofitable no one would want it. This is why the US lawn headquarters subs these accounts that are out of their territory to reputable local firms that meet their critiria. By the way Walmart was used as an example only.