Looking For Franchise Opportunities In Lawncare

Discussion in 'Franchising' started by rabay22, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. rabay22

    rabay22 LawnSite Member
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    I Am Interested In Buying A Landscape Franchise.
     
  2. rabay22

    rabay22 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

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  3. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 429

    Why?

    Get yourself some equipment and customers and get goin.
     
  4. rabay22

    rabay22 LawnSite Member
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    I am not in the business and dont know how easy is it to grow?
     
  5. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 429

    It would be prudent to spend a $1000 for a 21", trimmer and blower then spend what I'm sure would be waaaay more for a franchise. It's not like a McDonalds - build it and they will come. What if you decide you can't take the heat or don't like the work?

    If your dead-set on it though - US Lawns is one - I think.
     
  6. rabay22

    rabay22 LawnSite Member
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    I was very interested in U.S. Lawns, however no available territories in my area. I am just exploring all my options, others have told me the same, why pay royalties,etc. for 10 years, when I really want to be SELF employed! Thanks for the input!
     
  7. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    Why do you want to get into the business? What are you goals? Have you thought about working for someone else first just to get your feet wet? I personally would not recommend going with a franchise. Although, I have thought about opening other branches of our company. It was just a thought at one time. I have seen many franchises lose. Yes, there is a system for you in place. However, that does not guarantee success. I just do not see a lawn franchise having the same kind of drive behind it as say McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, or companies like that.JMO
     
  8. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,251

    why bother, in tampa if you mow they will come!!! customers that is.

    Perhaps mid summer I am very likely going to sell my lawn biz, as my palm tree trimming biz is exploding and I dont feel like running a lawn biz and the tree biz.
     
  9. wowmowwow

    wowmowwow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 209

    i prefer the tenerlion biscuit and coffee over the starbucks strudle and bean squirt mocha....my point is i wouldnt want to be a franchise
     

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