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Franchise owners Us lawns/grounds guys

Discussion in 'Franchising' started by ACA L&L, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    Nothing wrong with that, but if it's a successful franchise why sell it?
     
  2. CrimsonMaintenance

    CrimsonMaintenance LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 66

    They are nearing retirement.
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  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    I bet they won't let it go cheap then! There are fees for selling your franchise.
     
  4. CrimsonMaintenance

    CrimsonMaintenance LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 66

    No its not cheap.
     
  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    You might be better off just buying a franchise from the USL guys, or is the territory not for sale?
     
  6. CrimsonMaintenance

    CrimsonMaintenance LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 66

    Our state is covered by USL.
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  7. conceptsketch

    conceptsketch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I have a friend who just signed up for a grounds guys , He is Screwed . he is already being screwed financially cause he has clients out of the zone he purchased , and now he cannot service them . If he wants to quit he cant even mow anyone for a period of years even though they were his clients before he bought the franchise .
    BUYER BEWARE Franchises want you to Do well cause you will need to to pay them more money But if you dont they are going to take your clients !!!!! If you Fail they can take it over themselves or sell it to someone else and make even more money . Think about it were else do you pay someone to work for them its a bizzare concept
     
  8. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,515

    I would bet that the contract that he signed clearly stated everything that he or you are stating that he just found out. Territory boundary, non compete etc.
     
  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    This is NOT true! I am an existing business and asked about this specific situation myself and have read the FDD nowhere does it state this is the case, please don't spread false info!
     
  10. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,197

    All I can say is you will find easier to get capital if you are in a franchise.
     

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