Established lawn care business for sale in Sussex

Asking Price: £85,000

Gross Turnover £120k+ 

Gross Profit £74k

We have an established lawn care business for sale in Sussex/Surrey.

Overview of Business

This business was established in 2005. The business is licensed to provide professional lawn care services to residential and commercial customers within two defined territories which have approximately 145,000 households, one territory covering Sussex and Surrey with the other area covering West Sussex.

The business delivers the following professional lawn care treatments: Fertiliser applications moss and weed control, pest and disease control, plus mechanical treatments of aeration and scarification. Other services can be offered and a full inventory of additional services will be provided by the franchisor.

Primary Customers

This business currently has in the region of 280 regular residential customers. These customers are on yearly agreements, with a programme of 4-5 treatments per annum. There has been year on year marketing completed in the area, providing an opportunity for any potential purchaser to develop the business through further marketing opportunities.

Employees

This business is presently a two man/one van operation and does currently have one employee as part of the business.

Facilities, Property & Location

This business is run from home with a domestic garage used for stock and machinery. The Business can be re-located anywhere within the franchised territories.

The franchised territory covers the below area defined by the maps.

Reason for Sale 

This is a well-run and operated business and the sole reason for the present franchisee looking for a sale, is due to health reasons, as he looks to take early retirement in gaining a return on his investment.

Sale to include:

  • The machinery and equipment that is included in this sale are;
    Scarifier, aerator, spraying equipment, fertiliser applicators, hand tools and products remaining in stock. A full inventory will be made available on making an enquiry for the business.
  • The transfer of the franchise licence, a new 5-year term will be granted. At the end of the term it is renewable at no cost (subject to the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement)
  • Transfer of customer database.
  • Software Accountancy package.
  • Two-week training before commencement of trading provided by the Franchisor covering all aspects of operating the business.
  • Use of the brand name and insignia of TruGreen (subject to terms and conditions)
  • On-going support, help and advice from the TruGreen Brand Manager.
  • Access to training courses provided by ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Marketing support and assistance from ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Access to Operations manual, marketing material, H&S information and documentation.
  • Access to the on-line shop for bespoke products, equipment and uniforms.
  • Access to an Employers helpline
  • Web page on www.trugreen.co.uk
  • Benefits of cross selling and joint marketing programmes through the ServiceMaster Family of Brands
  • At present no van is included in this sale, but the selling franchisee may be prepared to discuss this as a separate item which will incur an additional cost.

The lawn care industry is huge. With 26.4 million households in the UK and approximately 90% of them with gardens, coupled with the potential in the commercial lawn care market, it’s an industry very much worth being a part of. For further details on this sale, please download and complete the Non Disclosure Form and contact us on 0116 275 9005 or franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

South Beds Territory

Established lawn care business for sale in South Beds

We have an established lawn care business for sale in South Beds.

Overview of Business
This business was established in 2010. This is a Lawncare franchise which is owned and operated under licence from the Franchisor ServiceMaster Limited, under the brand name of TruGreen Professional Lawncare. The business is licensed to provide professional Lawncare services to residential and Commercial customers within a defined territory which have approximately 145,000 households, covering South Bedfordshire, including Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable and Bedford.

The territory is large enough to support multiple vehicles, with the potential of each van generating turnover in the region of £60K plus. For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable customer base that is currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial Lawncare business.

Primary Customers

This business currently has in the region of 330 regular residential customers. These customers are on yearly agreements, with a programme of 5-6 treatments per annum. There has been year on year marketing completed in the area, providing an opportunity for any potential purchaser to develop the business through further marketing opportunities. Assistance with this is available from the franchisors marketing department. The focus of the business is on the residential market, and the business can be further developed by providing lawn care and gardening services to small commercial businesses within the territory.

Employees

This business is presently a two man/one van operation (the business owner and an apprentice) and does not currently have any other employees.

Facilities, Property & Location

This business is run from home with a double garage used for stock and machinery. The Business can be re-located anywhere within the franchised territories.

Reason for Sale 

This is a well-run and operated business and the sole reason for the present franchise business owners looking for a sale, is that the business has been focused on ensuring that they make a reasonable living and that the father and 50% shareholder reached a point where he could retire. The main focus that of retirement has been realised at the end of last year and the son has decided that he would like to pursue other business interests, having just completed his fifth year treating lawns. The main focus that of retirement has been realised at the end of last year and the son has decided that he would like to pursue other business interests, having just completed his fifth year treating lawns.

Sale to include:

  • The machinery and equipment that is included in this sale are;
    A scarifier, an aerator, professional spraying equipment, and a range of fertiliser spreaders.
  • The transfer of the franchise licence, a new 5 year term will be granted. At the end of the term it is renewable at no cost (subject to the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement)
  • Transfer of customer database
  • Sage Accountancy package
  • Two week training before commencement of trading provided by the Franchisor covering all aspects of running the business.
  • Use of the brand name and insignia of TruGreen (subject to terms and conditions)
  • On-going support, help and advice from the Brand Manager
  • Access to training courses provided by ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Access to Operations manual, marketing material, H&S information and documentation.
  • Access to on-line shop for bespoke products, equipment and uniforms.
  • Access to an Employers helpline
  • Web page on trugreen.co.uk
  • Benefits of cross selling and joint marketing programmes through the ServiceMaster Family of Brands
  • At present no van is included in this sale, but the selling franchisee is prepared to discuss this as a separate item which will incur an additional cost.

The lawn care industry is huge. With 26.4 million households in the UK and approximately 90% of them with gardens, coupled with the potential in the commercial lawn care market, it’s an industry very much worth being a part of. For further details on this sale, please download and complete the Non Disclosure Form and contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Established lawn care business for sale in South Lincolnshire

Asking price: SOLD

We have an established lawn care business for sale in South Lincolnshire.

This franchise business was established in April 2005 to provide a professional lawn care service to customers within a defined territory, covering Newark, Skegness, Boston, Spalding, Market Deeping and surrounding area.

The current owner has other business commitments and only operates this business 3-4 days a week for approximately 8 months of the year. This territory has approximately 155,000 households, providing a great opportunity for an energetic and focused owner to build a substantial business.

The Opportunity

  • Good local reputation
  • Great potential for expansion
  • Business operated from home, can be relocated within the territory
  • Customer database
  • Equipment/products will need to be purchased from the Franchisor
  • Branded Renault Van available by separate negotiation
  • Two weeks training before commencement of trading from the Franchisor covering all aspects of running the business
  • On-going support and training from a Franchisor with over 55 years franchising experience
  • Marketing support and assistance
  • Access to Operations manual, marketing material, H&S information and documentation

The lawn care industry is huge. With 26.4 million households in the UK and approximately 90% of them with gardens, coupled with the potential in the commercial lawn care market, it’s an industry very much worth being a part of.

For further details on this sale, please download and complete the Non Disclosure Form and contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

TG South Oxfordshire

Established lawn care business for sale in South Oxfordshire

Asking Price: OIRO £40,000

We have an established lawn care business for sale in South Oxfordshire.

Overview of Business

This business was established over 9 years ago in February of 2010. This is a Lawncare franchise which is owned and operated under licence from the Franchisor ServiceMaster Limited, under the brand name of TruGreen Professional Lawncare. The business is licensed to provide professional lawn care services to residential and Commercial customers within a defined territory which has approximately 85,000 serviceable households, with the territory coverage including; Oxford, Caversham, Henley on Thames, Blewbury and Marlow.

This flexible business opportunity allows you to work throughout the calendar year on days, at times to suit your lifestyle. The health benefits are excellent as working outdoors is great physically and mentally. Meeting customers day in day out is also rewarding for those who may be people orientated and the specialist side of lawn care is certainly an interesting topic to specialist in.

Primary Customers

This business currently has in the region of 250 regular residential customers. These customers are on annual agreements, with a programme of 4-5 treatments per annum.

Employees

This business is presently a one man/one van operation and does not currently have any employees, although all finance and administrative duties are completed by the business owner wife, a fellow Director of the Company.

Facilities, Property & Location

This business is run from home with a rented farm unit used for stock and machinery. The Business can be re-located anywhere within the franchised territory. Running the business from home helps to keep the costs down and the profit margins high.

Reason for Sale

This is a well-run and operated business and the sole reason for the present franchisee looking for a sale, is that the business has reached the point where further development would require the employment of additional full time technicians, and given that the present business owner does not wish to progress beyond the present one person/ one van operation, he has decided to sell and gain a return on his initial investment.

This opportunity would suit an individual who is looking to invest in a growing market to realise the investment through marketing and taking advantage of the growth structure supported by TruGreen.

Sale to include:

  • A scarifier unit and aerator
  • The transfer of the franchise licence, a new 5 year term will be granted. At the end of the term it is renewable at no cost (subject to the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement)
  • Transfer of customer database and software
  • Two week training before commencement of trading provided by the Franchisor covering all aspects of running the business.
  • Use of the brand name and insignia of TruGreen (subject to terms and conditions)
  • On-going support, help and advice from the Brand Manager
  • Access to training courses provided by ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Marketing support and assistance from ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Access to Operations manual, marketing material, H&S information and documentation.
  • Access to on-line shop for bespoke products, equipment and uniforms.
  • Access to an Employers helpline
  • Web page on trugreen.co.uk
  • Benefits of cross selling and joint marketing programmes through the ServiceMaster Family of Brands
  • At present no van is included in this sale, but the selling franchisee is prepared to discuss this as a separate item which will incur an additional cost of £5900

Marketing 

The business owner has not invested in any marketing activities for the last 5 years and has maintained the business through customer satisfaction and referrals. We would strongly recommend that the new business owner invests in a marketing campaign, of which we can fully assist with through our marketing department. We provide 1-2-1 marketing support to all business owners in the franchise network.

Operations

The TruGreen Franchise Network is headed up by Steve Welch who has over 40 years experience in the lawn care sector. Steve is passionate about lawn care and provides a 1-2-1 and ad hoc support system to his business owners. Steve, along with the rest of the support team at TruGreen conduct the two-week training academy for all new Trugreen business owners.

Want to find out more? 

The lawn care industry is huge. With 26.4 million households in the UK and approximately 90% of them with gardens, coupled with the potential in the commercial lawn care market, it’s an industry very much worth being a part of.

For further details on this sale, please contact a member of the team direct on 0116 275 9005 for the prospectus and most recent accounts.

We look forward to hearing from you.

TG Berkshire South

Established lawn care business for sale in Berkshire South

We have an established lawn care business for sale in Berkshire South.

Overview of Business
This business was established in 2010. This is a Lawncare franchise which is owned and operated under licence from the Franchisor ServiceMaster Limited, under the brand name of TruGreen Professional Lawncare.
The business is licensed to provide professional Lawncare services to residential and commercial customers in the defined territory, which has approximately 131,000 households, and covers areas including Reading, Wokingham and Maidenhead. These territories are large enough to support multiple vehicles, with the potential of each van generating turnover in the region of £60K+ plus. For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable customer base that is currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial Lawncare business.

Primary Customers

This business currently has in the region of 233 regular residential customers. These customers are on yearly programme, with a programme of 4-5 treatments per annum. There has been year on year marketing completed in the area, providing an opportunity for any potential purchaser to develop the business through further marketing opportunities. Assistance with this is available from the franchisors marketing department. The focus of the business is on the residential market, and the business can be further developed by providing lawn care and gardening services to small commercial businesses within the territory.

Employees

This business is presently a one man/one van operation and does not currently have any employees.

Facilities, Property & Location

This business is run from home with a single garage used for stock and machinery. The Business can be re-located anywhere within the franchised territory.

Reason for Sale – This is a well-run and operated business and the sole reason for the present franchisee looking for a sale, is that the business has reached the point where the next stage of development would entail employing staff and purchasing an additional van and with continued growth in the business the present owner has decided upon retiring and gaining a return on his original investment.

Sale to include:

The machinery and equipment that is included in this sale.

  • A scarifier unit, an aerator, knapsack sprayer, and pedestrian and hand held fertiliser spreaders.
  • Hand tools and various equipment including measuring jugs and scarification rakes.
  • John Deere rotary Mower.
  • The transfer of the franchise licence, a new 5 year term will be granted. At the end of the term it is renewable at no cost. (subject to the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement)
  • Transfer of customer database.
  • Two week training before commencement of trading provided by the Franchisor covering all aspects of running the business.
  • Use of the brand name and insignia of TruGreen. (subject to terms and conditions)
  • On-going support, help and advice from the Brand Manager.
  • Access to training courses provided by ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Marketing support and assistance from ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Access to Operations manual, marketing material, H&S information and documentation.
  • Access to on-line shop for bespoke products, equipment and uniforms.
  • Access to an Employers helpline.
  • Web page on www.trugreen.co.uk
  • Benefits of cross selling and joint marketing programmes through the ServiceMaster Family of Brands.
  • No van is included in this sale and any prospective buyer will need to purchase or lease a vehicle.

The lawn care industry is huge. With 26.4 million households in the UK and approximately 90% of them with gardens, coupled with the potential in the commercial lawn care market, it’s an industry very much worth being a part of. For further details on this sale, please download and complete the Non Disclosure Form and contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Chippenham

Established lawn care business for sale in Chippenham

We have an established lawn care business for sale in Chippenham.

This Chippenham TruGreen business was established in May 2004. This is a Lawncare franchise which is owned and operated under licence from the Franchisor ServiceMaster Limited, under the brand name of TruGreen Professional Lawncare.

The business is licensed to provide professional Lawncare services to residential and smaller commercial customers within a defined territory (Chippenham) which has approximately 145,000 households, providing a great opportunity for an energetic and focussed owner to build a large and substantial business. The area is capable of growing a substantial customers base developing the business into a multi-van operation, with the potential of each van generating turnover in the region of £60,000 plus. For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable customer base that is currently served and implement a marketing programme to further increase sales.

Primary Customers

This business currently has in the region of 160 regular residential customers. The majority of these customers are on yearly agreements, with a programme of 4-5 treatments per annum.

The focus of the business is on the residential market, and the business can be further developed by providing lawn care and gardening services to small commercial businesses within the territory.

Employees

This business is presently a one man/one van operation and does not currently have any employees

Facilities, Property & Location

This business is run from home with a domestic garage used for stock and machinery. The Business can be re-located anywhere within the franchised territories.

Reason for Sale

This is a well-run and operated business and the main reason for the present franchisee looking for a sale, is that having reached retirement age, he wishes to spend more time on other interests while looking for a return on his original investment.

Sale to include:

  • The machinery and equipment that is included in this sale are;
    • Scarifier unit
    • Aerator
    • Knapsack sprayer
    • Fertiliser spreader
    • Peugeot Expert Van – 60K miles on the cloc
  • The transfer of the franchise licence, a new 5 year term will be granted. At the end of the term it is renewable at no additional cost (subject to the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement)
  • Transfer of customer database, both active and lapsed.
  • Two week training before commencement of trading provided by the Franchisor covering all aspects of operating the business.
  • On-going support, help and advice from the Brand Operations Manager and other departments from within the Franchise support Centre, including marketing, accountancy and IT departments
  • Access to training courses provided by ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Marketing support and assistance from ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Access to Operations manual, marketing material, H&S information and documentation.
  • Access to on-line shop for bespoke products, equipment and uniforms.
  • Access to an Employers helpline
  • Web page on www.trugreen.co.uk
  • Benefits of cross selling and joint marketing programmes through the ServiceMaster Family of Brands

The lawn care industry is huge. With 26.4 million households in the UK and approximately 90% of them with gardens, coupled with the potential in the commercial lawn care market, it’s an industry very much worth being a part of. For further details on this sale, please download and complete the Non Disclosure Form and contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Established lawn care business for sale in Hertfordshire

Asking price: NOW SOLD

Turnover circa: SOLD

We have an established lawn care business for sale in Hertfordshire.

The business has been operating since 2004, providing a range of professional lawn care services to lawns in St Albans, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Chesham, Cholesbury, Chorleywood  and surrounding areas.

The lawn care industry is huge. With 26.4 million households in the UK and approximately 90% of them with gardens, coupled with the potential in the commercial lawn care market, it’s an industry very much worth being a part of.

Included in the sale:

  • Equipment & stock
  • Vehicle
  • A 5 year renewable franchise licence
  • A two week training ‘Academy’ prior to trading, fully preparing you for business
  • On-going support and training from a Franchisor with over 50 years franchising experience
  • Technical support
  • Marketing support and assistance
  • Access to Operations manual, marketing material, Health & Safety information and documentation.

For further details on this sale, please download and complete the Non Disclosure Form and contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.