Kyle Millican opened his Clean Air Lawn Care franchise in Oklahoma City in 2019. Below is the Q-A interview he did with Franchise Business Review earlier this earlier this year.
FBR: What was it about the franchise model and/or leadership that led you to purchase it?
The service of organic lawn care or organic anything for that matter is a growing market. It has the potential to be a lucrative business venture.
FBR: What type of business experience, education, and/or skills did you have prior to becoming a franchisee that you have found particularly helpful?
Corporate training in lean applications, people management, corporate financing, operational efficiencies.
FBR: What do you like most about your job/owning a franchise?
I like the interactions with customers and the challenges and successes for getting a lawn organically healthy.
FBR: How did you fund your franchise? Did you receive any discounts/incentives?
FBR: What advice do you have for prospective franchise buyers?
Talk to your local Co-op or local ag division and research areas of environmental quality and organic approaches.
FBR: What do you wish you had known prior to going into franchising?
Quantifiable ways to show improvements to the soil ecosystems.
FBR: What did we miss?! If you have a compelling story or piece of information you would like to share, please do so here.
I really enjoy helping local communities and the people who make improvements to their local environment. Each person is a step in the journey to improve local environments.