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Old 09-19-2011, 03:20 PM
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Nothing like having your franchiser being your direct competition is there now?
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:11 PM
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Nothing like having your franchiser being your direct competition is there now?
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Valley Crest = Solely Commercial Clients

Us Lawns = Solely Residential Clients
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:22 PM
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They have a US Lawns outfit around here tht does only commercial properties
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:38 PM
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Valley Crest = Solely Commercial Clients

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The US Lawns guys in my area only do commercial maintenance.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:44 PM
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Nothing in the franchise agreement limits you to one or the other. You are assigned a geographical area. Nothing is off limits including municpal ROW's.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:30 PM
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Thats not true, not in the least bit....
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:53 PM
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All depends what kind of person you are some people have all the tools to be middle management but lack a few key traits that mean the difference of being a successful business owner or one that fails. For those people who want to be led yet wish some management of a business the franchise is the way to go for them. Personally if I was going to do a franchise it would be a Ruth's Chris Steak House but you need a min of a million liquid for that.

Now if you don't like authority of any kind and hate being told what to do this option sucks.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:05 AM
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I work for a us lawns franchise here in kc I was with the company before the purchase for us it was the best thing the company could do. It is not for everyone but they help with systems, training, dot compliance, and most importantly how to figure out what your actually cost of doing business and how to bid. COmmercially we added more business last year than we ever have in the previous eight years. Is it for everybody absolutely not but is it for some yes it was for our company. For the first time I can actually see us growing to
a multi million dollar business instead of 500K or so.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:18 PM
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I bought a leaf truck loader from a guy who owned the US lawns franchise in Roanoke, VA. It was freezing cold and I drove a few hours to get a good deal on the leaf loader so we didn't talk too long but he was very successful. He said US Lawns is going to all commercial accounts and pulling away from the residential side of the business.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:40 PM
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Do they do a background investigation on purchaser??? The last one they had here was a convicted child molester and they pulled the franchise from...
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