Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions

Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions Are you interested in starting your own lawn care franchise or are you interested in buying into one? Let's talk about different franchise opportunities and how to build your own franchise. Also we discuss different entrepreneurs who inspire us!

Spring-Green innovates humdrum lawn care


Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions

Are you interested in starting your own lawn care franchise or are you interested in buying into one? Let's talk about different franchise opportunities and how to build your own franchise. Also we discuss different entrepreneurs who inspire us!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-02-2007, 09:54 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,850
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

WOW This franchise is now taking in $26 million a year! This is a very fascinating article. They encourage their new franchise owners to run their business out of their garage to save money.

It really makes you think about what you are doing. "They provide only services that don’t require a large amount of manpower or investment in equipment. This includes weeding, fertilizing, tree care, insect control and aeration. Surprisingly, it does not include lawn mowing.

“We get this all the time, ‘um, why don’t you do this why don’t you do that?,’” Hofer said. “We do what we do by design. First of all, it’s got to be a high-margin service. It’s got to be high margin, low labor cost. "

They only focus on high-margin services with low labor costs! Very interesting. Ultimately this allows them to grow larger with less employees.

What's your view on this business and their business model?

Spring-Green innovates humdrum lawn care to gross $26 million - Ask Tom Hofer, CEO of Spring-Green Lawn Care Corp., why he thinks his Plainfield franchising business is so successful, and he'll tell you, “Chicago is just the best lawn care market in the world. We just happened to land here by luck 30 years ago.”

Hofer is partly right.

The Chicago area, with its affluent residents and expansive, sweeping lawns, is undeniably a great lawn care market.

But rather than luck, it is Spring-Green’s willingness to innovate and its dedication to local service that has led to the huge success represented by the $26 million in revenues the company generated in 2006.


__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 11-03-2007, 02:12 AM
pmblair
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
VERY interesting.... and extremely business savvy! I like it... more power to them! = )
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-03-2007, 02:20 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,850
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I hope these articles help. When you are developing your business, in my view it's really important to think big.

Think as if you are building a huge operation. As if you will franchise it. Write your business owner manual so you systematize everything. This will help you manage things and then be able to pass it on to others who will manage for you.

One of the many things that stood out to me in that article is how they focus on high profit low labor jobs.

It's amazing how the more staff you need to get something done, the more difficult it is to manage everything. Yet there are many things you can do to make a good profit and not need as many people.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-03-2007, 02:23 AM
pmblair
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Trust me... I'm making a book...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-03-2007, 02:29 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,850
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

As you experiment more with the services you are offering, do you find certain ones are easier to do with a higher profit margin and do you find yourself gravitating towards marketing those services more so?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
French gardener owner's...
didgreen
Yesterday 09:10 AM
Today 02:25 AM
by didgreen
3 69
Thanks for all the posts
WheatGrass
Yesterday 06:38 AM
Today 01:29 AM
by WheatGrass
2 63
Landscapers from hell!!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 03:55 PM
Yesterday 11:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 100
hows it going.
uppercut
Yesterday 05:01 AM
Yesterday 11:16 PM
by uppercut
3 73
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
Yesterday 11:11 PM
by uppercut
2 62
Just Quit?
ringahding1
Yesterday 06:23 AM
Yesterday 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 146
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
Yesterday 10:26 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
15 823
adding something new...
veteranslawncaresystems
01-28-2015 12:13 AM
Yesterday 09:15 PM
by veteranslawncaresystems
6 188
Crunch time 2015!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 08:57 PM
Yesterday 07:51 PM
by Chilehead
2 71
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
Yesterday 07:46 PM
by Chilehead
11 884
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
Yesterday 04:47 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 467
whats this briggs?
uppercut
Yesterday 12:40 AM
Yesterday 02:49 PM
by Steve
1 51
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
Yesterday 02:36 PM
by Hard-Body lawn & garden
1,202 363,919
Lawn Mowing -...
ringahding1
Yesterday 07:05 AM
Yesterday 07:05 AM
by ringahding1
0 34
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
01-29-2015 08:14 PM
by lxarth
8 270
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 09:13 AM
01-29-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
6 231
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
01-29-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
15 488
New to the forum
LCRobert
01-26-2015 10:21 PM
01-29-2015 09:11 AM
by ringahding1
7 221
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
01-28-2015 12:26 PM
by Steve
21 3,206
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
01-28-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
44 16,094
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
01-28-2015 12:08 PM
by Steve
29 9,476
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
01-28-2015 11:04 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 613
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-27-2015 09:01 PM
by jrs.landscaping
43 10,374
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 12:30 PM
01-27-2015 07:24 PM
by avetslawncare
4 158
New to group
ron@alpine
01-27-2015 08:45 AM
01-27-2015 01:29 PM
by Steve
1 123
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
01-27-2015 01:27 PM
by Steve
13 787
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-27-2015 07:42 AM
by ringahding1
9 353
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
01-27-2015 07:31 AM
by ringahding1
6 300
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,638
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 185
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 435
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 193
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 334
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 321
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 383
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 547
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 367
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 703
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 438
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,246
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 598
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,548
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 523
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 335
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 267
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,856
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 731
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 421
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,924
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,676
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate ferris first truck flyers foreman four wheel drive google gopherhaul grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing mr dave mulch past due per hour charge per hour service podcast pricing pto push versus ride reo running a business seo shell small engine repair square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns steve sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee walk behind web design
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy