Lawn Doctor Franchise

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by K.Carothers, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Has anyone looked into buying a franchise with this company? What have you found?
     
  2. s and s mowing

    s and s mowing LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 241

    franchise fee of 74,900,plus 10% royalty.i dont need any more info.
     
  3. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Incredible! ;)
     
  4. smlavin

    smlavin LawnSite Member
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    Yeah, but you get to call yourself the DOCTOR! :cool2:
     
  5. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073

    I wonder what is so different about lawncare franchises and fast food franchises. Do you think the early McDonald's franchisee's got the same type of advice as everyone here gives out? I know for a fact that many people have become millionaires owning other types of franchises.
     
  6. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    I did look into it about 14 years ago and determined, at that time, that if you had no clue whatsoever, it would be good to buy into this franchise. Personally I had a degree in Plant Science -BS UNH '89- and didn't see anything they could help me with so I decided to do without the franchise.

    If your clueless, buy a franchise. If you know the industry, don't.
     
  7. Jackman

    Jackman LawnSite Member
    from Zone
    Posts: 231

    The Lawndoctor in my area seems to be doing quite well for himself, there service gets awsome results( and its exspensive) provided it rains or the lawn is watered other wise there lawns brownout real quick..... The lawndoctor most likely has lots of call back complaints about a weed here or a brown spot there, I think that if you can deal with those calls with out going nuts and are in a good market area it might be a good thing.......
     
  8. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073

    The advantage that I think you might find with the franchise lays less in the nuts and bolts of the industry ie mowing, fertilizer application, but more in the business and marketing end. Leans more toward business person that wants to do lawn care than a lawn care person that wants a business.
     
  9. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    There is a big difference between buying a franchise that sells a product and one that sells a name.
     
  10. DALMlawn&landscaping

    DALMlawn&landscaping LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 186

    my economics teacher wanted to buy a mc. donalds franchise place, and that required him working at a store, as a manager for two years before he could even open his own place, he did, and now he has three, he says its worth it, either way, you pay your dues.
     

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