U.S. Lawns

U.S. Lawns is the nation's leading commercial landscaping franchise with over 200 locations from coast to coast. Our franchise opportunity allows you to join the highly profitable "Green Industry" that produced $105 billion in 2021! Our services are essential and are primarily focused on maintenance. By joining U.S. Lawns, you can make an impact by improving your community and improving the lives of yourself and employees.

Our company was founded in 1986 on the premise that commercial customers wanted and needed to develop a working relationship with their local landscape maintenance contractor. However, local landscape contractors did not always have the necessary resources to satisfy the demands of these customers.

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U.S. Lawns Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

U.S. Lawns is the nation's leading commercial landscaping franchise with over 200 locations from coast to coast. Our franchise opportunity allows you to join the highly profitable "Green Industry" that produced $105 billion in 2021! Our services are essential and are primarily focused on maintenance. By joining U.S. Lawns, you can make an impact by improving your community and improving the lives of yourself and employees.

Our company was founded in 1986 on the premise that commercial customers wanted and needed to develop a working relationship with their local landscape maintenance contractor. However, local landscape contractors did not always have the necessary resources to satisfy the demands of these customers.

That's where the U.S. Lawns concept is the perfect fit. Our franchisees can access and use the support, resources, and professionalism of a large national corporation, while still maintaining a local owner's knowledge of, and dedication to, the community. This unique mix helps separate us from the competition and creates and unprecedented opportunity.

No lawncare or landscaping experience is necessary. We provide world class support and training and are committed to 100% franchisee satisfaction. U.S. Lawns offers 3 different models to cater to each franchisee, we have an owner-operator model, semi-absentee model, and a conversion model for someone who already owns an existing lawncare business.

Our services are a cut above the rest, and include the following:

  • Mowing, Edging & Weeding
  • Lawn Renovation, Aeration & Dethatching
  • Arbor Pruning, Trimming & Care
  • Bed Preparation & Mulching
  • Seasonal Color Design & Installation
  • Irrigation Design & Management
  • Fertilization & Pest Control
  • Snow & Ice Management

We have an exciting Discovery Process for franchise candidates to learn more. The steps in our Discovery Process are as follows:

  1. Concept Webinar presented by Annie Long, Franchise Recruiting Manager
  2. Support Webinar presented by Annie Long, Franchise Recruiting Manager
  3. Culture Index and Territory Review with David Wells, Vice President
  4. Validation calls with Franchisees
  5. Interview with our CEO, Ken Hutcheson
  6. Meet the Team Day either Virtual, or at our Home Office in Orlando, FL

Key Points:

  • Major markets available, over 500 territories available across the U.S.
  • Ranked as the #1 Landscaping Franchise by Franchise Times & #236 out of 400 Top Franchises.
  • Ranked #14 For Lawn & Landscape's Top 100 Landscaping Companies.
  • No experience in the Green Industry is needed.
  • Our industry is recession resistant as grounds care is typically a budgeted item and not a discretionary expense.
  • Commercial properties generate more revenue than residential and have fewer clients to manage.
  • The need is year-round, even in colder climates where our franchisees tap into snow and ice removal.
  • 3 Different Models Available
    • Owner-Operator - Someone who plans to leave their current employment and will focus on managing their business on a day-to-day basis.
    • Conversion - Someone who already owns a landscaping business and is looking to rapidly grow with added support and brand recognition.
    • Investor Model - Someone who plans to hire a management team to oversee the day-to-day operation so they can manage the business remotely and continue working their current career.

Company Details

Established: 1986
First Unit Franchised: 1986
Franchised Units:
207
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Hawaii - HI, Idaho - ID, Illinois - IL, Indiana - IN, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Massachusetts - MA, Michigan - MI, Minnesota - MN, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, New York - NY, North Carolina - NC, North Dakota - ND, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, Rhode Island - RI, South Carolina - SC, South Dakota - SD, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, West Virginia - WV, Wisconsin - WI, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By U.S. Lawns

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: Yes


New Franchise Training

  • 5 Day in person training at our corporate office in Orlando, FL
  • Covers business operations, including: financial management, recruiting and hiring, marketing measuring & estimating sales, technology and in and depth review of the core U.S. Lawns operating systems.

On-Site Visits

  • Members of our support team will visit your location for specialized training in sales, field operations and business management

Online Training

  • Webinars hosted several times per month
  • Digital tutorials
  • In-Person Events
  • Conferences
  • Boot Camps
  • Regional Meetings
  • Million Dollar Club


2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a U.S. Lawns Franchise.

What does a U.S. Lawns Franchise Cost?

U.S. Lawns franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $24,000 - $34,000
Total Investment: $38,800 - $178,600
Minimum Net Worth: $35,000
Franchise Fee: $34,000
Royalty: Sliding scale based off of revenue benchmarks. Starting at 6% and decreasing to 4%.
Ad: 2
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 20
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is U.S. Lawns a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. U.S. Lawns is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is U.S. Lawns a Home Based franchise?

No. U.S. Lawns is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do U.S. Lawns Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is U.S. Lawns a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. U.S. Lawns is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does U.S. Lawns Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. U.S. Lawns franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does U.S. Lawns Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. U.S. Lawns franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is U.S. Lawns Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. U.S. Lawns franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is U.S. Lawns Looking for International franchisees?

No. U.S. Lawns franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Green & Eco Friendly, Miscellaneous & Unique, Pest Control, Repair & Restoration, Recently Added Franchises, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Master Franchise

No

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

Yes

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

E2 Visa Franchise

Yes

U.S. Lawns Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing U.S. Lawns franchises for sale. We may have U.S. Lawns 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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