TruGreen Lawncare Franchise
£8,400 + VAT
TruGreen Professional Lawncare Franchise
TruGreen was established in 1973 in Michigan, USA. It is the longest established lawn care franchise in the world. It was bought by ServiceMaster in 1990 and treats over 3 million lawns worldwide. TruGreen has its UK headquarters in Leicester.
TruGreen offers its franchisees financing on their finance investment. Up to 70% of the total cost can be financed with the franchisee having to provide 30% of the total cost up front.
Franchisees are asked to make a payment into a central fund each month, which TruGreen use to nationally promote their brand. This payment covers PR, advertising, exhibition attendance and direct mail activities amongst others.
Other brands included in the ServiceMaster family include ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and Rosemary Bookkeeping.
With gardeners spending a whopping £1.5bn per year on plants for their gardens in the UK gardening is a very high growth and lucrative business sector. A weekend visit to one of the 2300 UK garden centres and nursery is often a must for UK homeowners, according to a 2016 survey conducted by Horticultural Trades Association. Horticulture and gardening is an area of interest for many, with middle aged consumers often the big spenders in this industry.
Many choose to employ professional gardeners to perform tasks that they neither have time or inclination for such as;
- Hedge cutting
- Lawn care
- Tree surgery
Gardening franchises that tap into this huge market have been around a long time and some have grown substantial UK businesses via franchising. The beauty of this sort of business is that things grow! Yes silly statement but all of the above will require ongoing attention and therefore make it far easier to grow, excuse the pun, your business. Good gardener are also very hard to find so many of them receive a high level of referral business, probably because of the visibility at customers ( van signage etc ) so can rely a lot less on any ongoing marketing again increasing profitability.