Q: What is the total initial investment for a Spring-Green franchise?
A: The total investment necessary to begin operations of a Spring-Green Lawn Care business is $106,047 as seen in Item 7 of the Franchise Disclosure Document. This figures represents the cost incurred in starting a new lawn care business within our franchise system. If you operate an existing business in the Green Industry the cost of opening the business may be less if you have existing items meeting our criteria that can be used in the business.
Q: What is a franchise fee?
A: The franchise fee that is not applied under the special programs available to eligible franchisees, identified in the ownership options section of this website, is used to offset costs incurred for putting the franchisee into business such as training, travel, administration, salaries, legal expenses, and marketing and advertising to attract candidates.
Q: What is Spring-Green’s royalty?
A: The royalty fee is an ongoing fee that is paid weekly based on gross sales of your lawn care business. Spring-Green calculates the royalty as a percentage of gross sales and provides a declining royalty scale as gross sales thresholds are met. Before starting a lawn care business, we can help you determine if you are eligible for the Green Associate Program that offers a reduced royalty fee for the first lawn care season after you begin operations as a Spring-Green franchise business.
Q: What is the length of my Spring-Green Agreement?
A: Spring-Green awards franchises for a term of ten years. Upon expiration of this term, Spring-Green will renew your agreement for an additional 10 year term, if your franchise meets Spring-Green’s then current standards. It is not uncommon to talk with Spring-Green owners who are in their second or even third terms.