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“Go for it, there are lots of opportunities to learn & grow!”

Robert Grant of TruGreen South Lincolnshire took 5 minutes out of his busy lawn care schedule to chat to us about his TruGreen journey so far. 

Two years in to his TruGreen journey Robert is realising his dreams of become his own boss and running a successful lawn care business.

Robert bought one of our existing resale opportunities in his local area and secured a place on our TruGreen Training Academy. It was clear from first meeting Robert that he always had intentions of growing it rapidly over a short period of time and with our support, we knew it was achievable.

In the short period of just 20 months, Robert has grown the turnover of his business by 223% since he took over. He has been able to do this by taking advantage of our unlimited support, following our proven bfa model and marketing the services of his business through a variety of both online and offline marketing channels.

We are under no illusions that buying a business is a huge decision. Robert was able to take advantage of one of our resale opportunities that was for sale in his local area. With this he already had an established customer base and as with any TruGreen franchise, a place on our academy is secured and support is unlimited throughout the franchise agreement.

Buying a franchise is considered to be much lower risk than going it alone. This is mainly due to the fact that the business model is proven, the brand name is recognised and the support is on hand throughout.

Roberts advice is to:
“Go for it there are lots of good opportunities to learn and grow.”

He went on to say:
“Ive enjoyed having my own TruGreen franchise as it’s helped me not only further my lawncare skills but has allowed me to grow as a small business.”

We couldn’t agree more!

With available territory across the country, TruGreen is a genuine franchise opportunity not to be missed.

If you’d like further information on our franchise offering, give us a call on 0116 275 9005 or send an enquiry to our email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk 

 

TG-North-East

TruGreen North East joins the network!

A Longframlington businessman has made a switch from working in procurement in the housing sector to professional lawn care as he launches his own franchise business to serve customers across the North East. TG-North-East

Andrew Jack has undergone significant training with international franchise TruGreen Professional LawnCare, which is a franchise of one of the UK’s leading and largest multi-brand franchisors ServiceMaster, and he is the new owner of TruGreen North East.

With over 18 years’ experience working in the housing sector, heading up the procurement and purchasing department, Andrew made the move into lawn care for an exciting challenge. He said: “For 18 years now, I’ve worked behind a desk and in the housing sector. Late last year I decided it was time for a change and tried to incorporate my hobbies and business into one. That’s when TruGreen first became a possibility for me, and I haven’t looked back since!”

“I enjoy being outdoors; I love gardening and playing golf, so to me the opportunities with TruGreen was a no brainer. I wanted to invest in a franchise that not only offered me opportunities but also had the support network of marketing behind it – and TruGreen ticks all those boxes.” Added Andrew

“From the experience I’ve gained in previous roles, I understand the importance of meeting customers’ needs and requirements and ensuring there’s always a solution that meets these requirements. I want to offer nothing but a high-quality service and ensure the customer feels they are getting value for money.”

When asked what motivates him and spurred him to invest into Trugreen, Andrew replied: “I enjoy variety and engaging with people, building a rapport and understanding customers. I don’t want to be doing the same job daily, and TruGreen offers variety for me. As the business grows, I’d be looking at taking on local people to help build the business, but for now it’s just me and I’m looking forward to getting going!”

All new TruGreen franchise investors undertake intensive training at the ServiceMaster Franchise Support Centre under the tutelage of TruGreen brand operations manager and former Wembley head groundsman, Steve Welch and the wider ServiceMaster franchise support team. As part of the training, Andrew achieved his City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1 and PA6), which allows him to provide a professional, accredited and safe service to customers.

Steve Welch, brand operations manager for TruGreen added: “Andrew’s history and experience will stand him in great stead to build a really successful business. We’re delighted he chose to invest in TruGreen Professional LawnCare and it’s fantastic to have another van on the road and hopefully many more vans to follow.”

ServiceMaster has over 300 franchisees operating in close to 700 licensed areas under its brands, including Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic, TruGreen Professional LawnCare and Rosemary Bookkeeping.  TruGreen has been recognised as a leading franchise opportunity in the Elite Franchise Top 100 franchises in the United Kingdom.

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

Established lawn care business for sale in South Oxfordshire

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur in South Oxfordshire looking to set up their own lawn care business. TruGreen South Oxfordshire has been an established business for over 10 years and provides lawn care treatments as part of a lawn care programme or as one off lawn treatments to customers in and around the South Oxfordshire area.

It is now on the market for someone who is ready to build on what isa great existing business opportunity.

For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable customer base of 230 that is currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial lawn care business.

Investing in this area also means you have the potential to serve over 85,000 households and access to an existing customer list of 230, which is included in the price of the sale.

Business Information  

Year Established 2010
Customers 230
Employees N/A
Software Y
Website Y
Stock/Equipment provided Details in prospectus
Vehicles Details in prospectus
Premises N

Territory

TG South Oxfordshire

Training

A comprehensive training academy provided by ServiceMaster UK is included within the franchise fee.

Support

Unlimited support is provided throughout the length of the franchise agreement. Support includes assistance with operational matters, marketing, sales, IT, health & safety and more.

Finance

Up to 70% of the total franchise fee can be financed through most major banks and franchise finance providers, subject to status.

Particulars of the Sale

Asking price £45k

If you would like to find more about this exciting opportunity to own an already established lawn care business in the S0uth Oxfordshire area, call 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for a full business prospectus

TG Berkshire South

Established lawn care business for sale in Berkshire South

Established lawn care business for sale in South Berkshire

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur in South Berkshire and the surrounding areas looking to set up their own lawn care business. TruGreen Berkshire South has been an established business for over 10 years and provides lawn care treatments as part of a lawn care programme or as one off lawn treatments to customers in and around the South Berkshire area.

It is now on the market for someone who is ready to build on what is a great existing business opportunity.

For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable customer base of 233 that is currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial lawn care business.

Investing in this area also means you have the potential to serve over 131,000 households and access to an existing customer list of 233, which is included in the price of the sale.

Business Information

Year Established 201
Customers 233
Employees N/A
Software Y
Website Y
Stock/Equipment provided Details in prospectus
Vehicles Details in prospectus
Premises N

Territory

TG Berkshire South

Training

A comprehensive training academy provided by ServiceMaster UK is included within the franchise fee.

Support

Unlimited support is provided throughout the length of the franchise agreement. Support includes assistance with operational matters, marketing, sales, IT, health & safety and more.

Finance

Up to 70% of the total franchise fee can be financed through most major banks and franchise finance providers, subject to status

Particulars of the Sale

Turnover £60k+

Asking price £29k

If you would like to find more about this exciting opportunity to own an already established lawn care business in the South Berkshire area, call 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for a full business prospectus

Chippenham

Established lawn care business for sale in Chippenham

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

Price – £25,000

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.