Why franchising with Lawnkeeper is a great way to run your own lawn care business
What makes Lawnkeeper the UK’s leading lawn care franchise?
Over the years, we’ve fine-tuned our business systems to create a powerful growth platform for our franchisees. We’re proud to say that new franchisees typically make in excess of £45,000 in their first year.
As a Lawnkeeper Franchisee, you will…
We have been extremely pleased with the success of the business so far and have met or even exceeded the targets we set out to achieve.
My wife Sam was able to leave her employment in March 2014 to fully concentrate on the business. In October 2014 we also employed another lawn technician, so we now have two Lawnkeeper vans on the road.
Darren Morris, Peterborough
Joined Feb 2012
Ask ANY of our Franchisees why we’re the UK’s leading lawn care franchise
Lawnkeeper is a network that looks after its franchisees. We’re proud of how the whole group works together, in an open and honest way, to improve our service and grow our earnings.
We’re often asked about our franchise resales. Our most recent franchise resale took less than one month to secure a buyer. The Lawnkeeper network’s strong earnings, combined with our transparent & supportive business relationship, makes us a very appealing franchise network to buy into.
Lawnkeeper is a long-term investment. Before you sign on the dotted line, we encourage you to speak to any of our franchisees for an unbiased, unvarnished appraisal of the business opportunity. We want you to learn how franchisees just like you are succeeding with Lawnkeeper.
We’ve got decades of experience in this business. Sam Langrick, the owner of Lawnkeeper, has been in the lawn care industry since 1994. Through boom and bust, he’s navigated the Lawnkeeper network to profitability. He knows how to make this business work in any & all market conditions, and if you sign up as a franchisee, Sam will personally lead your 2 week training course and welcome you into the network.
How and where to start your Lawnkeeper Franchise
We’ve spent the past 20 years building an exemplary reputation for customer service here at Lawnkeeper, which keeps our customers coming back year after year. But to succeed as a Lawnkeeper franchisee, you need more than the rights to our great reputation. You need to start your business with the right tools, and with a territory large enough to deliver a viable, long-term business.
The largest territories — more than 110,000 potential customers per franchisee
You might want a man-and-van business to begin with, but your territory should have enough customers to enable you to grow bigger in the future. That’s why we hired specialist demographers to build our franchise territories — every territory consists of at least 110,000 households each, in a commutable area that can be fairly managed by one van or multiple vans. We’ll only ever grant you a territory that can grow into a multi-van operation.
Territories across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
We have territories available across the UK. The best way to find out about a territory is to enquire.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a real need for your services?
Yes – There has been a huge growth in the gardening industry as people have invested more money in their homes and increasingly have seen the garden as an extension of their lounges. This, coupled with numerous TV makeover programmes, has made the general public more aware how their gardens look. The other factor in this market is the growing trend for higher income but time poor people who are prepared to pay to have necessary chores such as lawn maintenance so that they can indulge their leisure time in being with family and friends.
How hard is it to get Clients? And do I have to get them for myself?
Yes you need to get your own clients. But the advantage of joining Lawnkeeper is that we have over 19 years experience in the business so know how to get and more importantly keep clients. We will provide you with all the skills and material needed to build up your client base. We will also constantly be developing and monitoring the sales techniques for you. Also using our Lawn Analysis as a sales tool means there is no hard sell and a very high conversion rate.
What’s the competition like?
Yes there is competition that offers a similar service. Lawnkeeper has proven itself in the past to offer a more customer focused service than the others, which is why we are the best. We frequently pick up the more valuable customers from competing franchises who have not delivered a service which the customer expected. We don’t compete on price, we compete on quality – successfully.
What type of person is perfect for this business?
During our specially designed training course we can teach almost anybody to provide professional Lawn care services but we do only take on people who are fit enough to do the job and have the determination and drive to make a success of the franchise.
What support structure do you have in place?
We believe that the support structure of any Franchise organisation is one of the most important aspects of running a successful Franchise. You have to know that you’ll never be left alone ‘to get on with it.’ Of course our training is so detailed you won’t need constant supervision, but you will need help from time to time. We guarantee you’ll never feel alone. You’ll be comforted in the knowledge that we place huge value on supporting you and all our other colleagues.
How does your training and systems compare to other Franchise organisations?
We’ve been in this business for over 19 years. We know it inside out. Our training procedures and manuals reflect the systematic approach we take with all our customers. We believe we offer the best training available in our industry.
With a-b-c type, step-by-step instructions, and an attention to detail that will stagger you, we know we can develop you into a true expert in the Lawn Care field. We don’t accept everyone as Franchisees, but those that qualify already have the basic skills – we just give them the tools of our trade!
What does the Franchise fee include?
The Franchise fee includes all the equipment you need to hit the ground running. All the qualifications you need to carry out the work and our intensive training course to give you all the skills you will need to run your own successful lawn care business. We will also perform a marketing campaign for you in your chosen area to enable you to start earning straight away. Request your prospectus today for a more in depth list of what is included.
Do I have to pay a monthly management fee?
Yes. As with any franchise you will pay an ongoing management fee that will enable Lawnkeeper to constantly develop the services, marketing and all central services to improve your business. Because we provide these services it allows you to concentrate on your core business and earn more money. Request your free prospectus today for more details.
What are the typical working hours/week?
Working for yourself means you can choose your own working hours. This means the less you work the less you make, the more you work the more you earn. Unlike others we have designed our franchise around giving you a life. Our figures are based on working 40 hours a week for 42 weeks a year to make a substantial income. Of course, there is nothing to stop you working longer to make a higher income.
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