Jason Vahle of St. Charles, Missouri, owner of Green Thumb Lawn Care ‘n’ Landscape is a self-made lawn care expert. For almost a decade, Vahle has run his company to great success, growing to achieve nearly $1 million in revenue annually. However, Vahle wasn’t ready to rest on his laurels, so he sought an opportunity to expand further by deciding to join the Spring-Green Lawn Care franchise system. Now, aided by the unparalleled level of support that Spring-Green provides, Vahle is looking to outpace his previous successes.
Recruited after college by TruGreen Lawn Care, Vahle attained the position of Operations Manager, supervising 21 lawn account managers and servicing around 5,500 homes. After years of working for others, however, Vahle decided it was time to go it alone as owner of his own lawn care company. “We’re approaching a decade of being in business, and business has been great,” says Vahle.
The support that Spring-Green could provide—the backbone support, IT, HR a Call Center, marketing, vendor relationship assistance and the offer of greater buying power—were all very attractive prospects.
Although his company has seen great success, Vahle realized that there are changes he could make to his business that would improve his operations even more. Yet Vahle knew that he couldn’t do it alone, not if he wanted to have time to enjoy life.
“I’ve always had a passion for lawn care, but the administrative side of the business always prevented me from spending as much time on it as I would have liked,” notes Vahle. “The support that Spring-Green could provide—the backbone support, IT, HR, a Call Center, marketing, vendor relationship assistance and the offer of greater buying power—were all very attractive prospects. The extensive level of support definitely pushed me over the edge.”
Vahle joined Spring-Green under Spring Green’s Green Industry Initiative and is just one of many independent green industry businesses that have joined Spring-Green for its support, knowledge-base, and industry-leading marketing and technology. The Spring-Green franchise is tailor-made for green industry businesses who are interested in diversification, better buying power, exit strategy assistance, and higher profit margins.
But beyond the promise of greater support and higher profit margins, Vahle says joining Spring-Green allows him to run a company for which he can truly be proud. “I’ve always hoped to one day be able to reflect on having created a lasting workplace where people want to work,” says Vahle. ”With Spring-Green, I can say with confidence that that ambition now looks like less of a dream, and more of a reality.”
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