I am currently working with a friend that owns a pest control / turf care company with 4,000 plus clients and he wants to expand into landscaping. I have 10 years experience and a book of business to bring with me to partner up. He has the shop / trucks / tools / state certs for pest control and lawn care and an office to handle all billings, etc. Their is no experience at his office with landscaping and I am the only one that knows the difference between a knock out rose and spirea. We would like to set up a plan were he receives a percentage of the gross income (15% - 25%) to cover office, trucks, marketing, ins., etc. I will be responsible for paying labor, gas and myself out of what is left over in the 75%. Has anyone set something like this up without going to a franchise? Thanks for your help.