Franchise Opportunity Rating
Review completed: October 2018
$53,500 - $81,300
6700 Forum Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
There are over 30 million businesses in the U.S., and almost all of them need grounds care. Since 1986, U.S. Lawns has been a leading provider of grounds and landscape management for businesses large and small.Today, we’re the largest commercial grounds care franchise in the nation. With over 260 locations from Connecticut to California, we’re also the industry’s fastest growing.When you join our team, you can build a successful future as an integral part of your community. No landscaping experience is needed—only a passion for small business ownership. You’ll hire and manage crews who provide the very best in lawn care, irrigation, horticulture, snow and ice management—and above all, customer service.
Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.
"For newborn franchisees the training can seem a little overwhelming. But , the quality of this program is fantastic if applied as intended. The Core Value is impeccable."
Scott, Medium Market, Overall Brand Rating: 90
"I owned a Lawn Maintenance business prior to U.S. Lawns and I know many owner operators who run their own businesses. We would not be doing half the revenue we do today without the U.S. Lawns Model. We would not have been able to structure or manage our growth without the U.S. Lawns Model. Also, we have been able to capture the power of the network, working with other owners to secure business that would not be possible without U.S. Lawns."
Anonymous, Large Market, Overall Brand Rating: 94
"The culture of Senior Management is second to none. Their concern for Franchisees and the brand/culture of US LAWNS is impactful and important."
Anonymous, Large Market, Overall Brand Rating: 87
No prior industry experience is necessary to be successful with U.S. Lawns.
We offer honorably discharged veterans a $5,000 discount off of the franchise fee.
The only exclusively commercial landscaping franchises on the market. Proprietary resources available to franchisees to find customers, price landscaping jobs accurately, and create marketing strategies. Team of experienced professionals to help you get started and continue to grow. Dedication to 100% client retention and 100% franchisee satisfaction. National Partnerships providing best in market pricing on equipment, supplies, and more. Thorough training before you open for business that gives you the tools you need to own your business with confidence.
Owning a U.S. Lawns franchise means joining a close network of supportive peers and mentors across the nation. From coast to coast, our 260+ locations follow the same processes, receive the same training, and strive for the U.S. Lawns standard of excellence. Being part of the network has other advantages such as a dedicated franchise support team assigned to help you reach your business goals from day one. Or the purchasing power of a national company when it comes to buying supplies and equipment. Assistance is never more than a phone call away. Our national support team is always there to answer your questions and provide you with advice. As a U.S. Lawns franchisee, you are never alone. Go into business for yourself, not by yourself. One of the biggest questions for any entrepreneur is, “How do I promote my business?” At U.S. Lawns, we take all the guesswork out of marketing, advertising, and sales. With our national resources, we’re able to develop materials, strategies, and campaigns with large-company quality and a recognized brand. As a franchisee, you’ll also enjoy our renowned training programs, starting with five days at our home office in Orlando. There, you’ll learn industry secrets and best practices from leading experts in the commercial landscape business. After you return home, the U.S. Lawns Development Team will be on hand to provide additional and ongoing support.
Our business model is owner operated, but not in the way you might think. We are not looking for hands on operators who will spend their time servicing their commercial clients, but business minded management types who can build and lead teams effectively while focusing on client relationships and business development.
At U.S. Lawns we take the guesswork out of marketing and sales. With our national resources we are able to develop marketing collateral, strategies and campaigns with large-company quality and a recognized brand. Simply order your marketing items, tailored to your needs, and start spreading the word about your new U.S. Lawns franchise. The U.S. Lawns Marketing Portal is the quick and convenient way to order everything you need to grow your business
The typical day of an established U.S. Lawns franchisee allows for a lot of flexibility to be present for the important things in their lives. Most will start their day early, greeting and dispatching their crews, followed by some dedicated time to develop customer relationships; either prospecting to find new customers or strengthening relationships and identifying new opportunities with existing customers. Much of the personal development, administrative and financial management activities can be completed on their own schedule
The average initial investment ranges between $53,500 and $81,300, which includes the $34,000 franchise fee. We offer in-house financing of up to 70% of the franchise fee for qualified buyers. We offer a sliding royalty structure that begins at 6% of gross sales and declines to 5% and then 4% of gross sales as certain revenue benchmarks are achieved.
We have a data-rich Item 19 included in our franchise agreement, which shows that in 2018 the average franchisee who had been operating at least five years generated $962,677 in gross sales with a 14.9% net profit margin.
Our discovery process, from initial inquiry to agreement signing, generally takes 40-60 days. Once agreements are signed training can be scheduled within thirty days with business launch following immediately after.