Lawn Doctor

Lawn Doctor is an established franchisor with a successful history spanning nearly 45 years and over 450 locations. Our business model provides a necessary service at a high-profit margin, which means as a franchisee, you can start at a relatively low cost that allows you to scale your business.

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Lawn Doctor Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


About Lawn Doctor

Thumbs up to an incredible franchise opportunity.

Partner with the leader in a stable and growing industry.

  • Lawn Doctor franchisees provide repeat services that customers demand including lawn fertilization, aeration, weed control, and outside pest control with organic options.
  • Lawn Doctor franchisees do not cut grass.
  • Simple business model with awesome quality of life.
  • Average franchisee revenue is over $534,000.
  • Initial Investment includes $40,000 marketing and working capital.

Why Lawn Doctor

Thumbs up to a national brand presence.

Known as the "company with the green thumb," people trust Lawn Doctor and value our personalized lawn and outdoor pest control services. Not surprising, we lead the category in customer satisfaction with an 80% customer retention rate.

Thumbs up to a growth industry.

  • Seventy-five percent of homeowners desire a nice looking lawn, and like to enjoy it.
  • The Green Industry is over $74 billion.

We fill a need for consumers who want the beauty without the burden of doing it themselves. Lawn Doctor is perfectly positioned to capitalize on the consumer desire for beautiful outdoor living spaces to complement their homes.

Company Details

Established: 1967
First Unit Franchised: 1967
Franchised Units: 640
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Continental US

Support and Training Offered By Lawn Doctor

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Training: Lawn Doctor has extensive training for new Franchisees. We start with two week training at our corporate office, and then continue training in the field for TWO YEARS. We also offer ongoing training through weekly webinars, franchisee intranet, franchisee committees and a national convention.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Lawn Doctor Franchise.

What does a Lawn Doctor Franchise Cost?

Lawn Doctor franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $60,000
In House Bridge Loan Financing Offered: Up to 60,000
Total Investment: $117,740-$143,242
Minimum Liquid: $60,000
Minimum Net Worth: $200,000

Franchise Fee: $40,000
Royalty: 10%
Ad: 10% franchisee controlled
Average Number of Employees: 1-3
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidate: Yes
SBA: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: Yes
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Is Lawn Doctor a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Lawn Doctor is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Lawn Doctor a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Lawn Doctor is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Lawn Doctor Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Lawn Doctor franchisees make. Lawn Doctor offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Lawn Doctor a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Lawn Doctor is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Lawn Doctor Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Lawn Doctor franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Lawn Doctor Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Lawn Doctor franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Lawn Doctor Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Lawn Doctor franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Lawn Doctor Looking for International franchisees?

No. Lawn Doctor franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Lawn Doctor's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Maintenance, Green & Eco Friendly, Home Services, Pest Control, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

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International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Lawn Doctor Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Lawn Doctor franchises for sale. We may have Lawn Doctor franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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