Area resident Dave Vojta, owner of Spring-Green Lawn Care in Peoria, will be giving away $350 worth of lawn care services to each of the homeowners in Washington, IL and surrounding communities that have had to be rebuilt as a result of the tornadoes that hit the Central Illinois community on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. It is estimated that nearly 800 homes in the Tri-County area are in need of being rebuilt making Vojta’s commitment in excess of $250,000. ProAp, the professional turf fertilizer supplier will also donate a truckload of fertilizer toward this project.
Vojta has been serving customers throughout his town and surrounding areas since 2004, and when the tornadoes hit last year he knew immediately he wanted to participate in helping the community recover.
“Spring-Green has been in business and treating lawns throughout the area for over 37 years,” said Vojta. “These are our customers. When we saw the aftereffects of the storms, we felt it was our duty as the local franchise to try and step up and help out. We want to do everything we can. When you walk through these neighborhoods, the devastation is so overwhelming.”
During a telethon held in November 2013 to raise funds for victims, Vojta matched $5,000 worth of public donations. He has also been involved with helping to clean up individual homes.
“As a locally owned and operated neighborhood lawn care franchise, we take our commitment to community seriously,” said Ted Hofer, Spring-Green Lawn Care’s CEO. “We’re honored Dave has been able to help the victims of the recent storms.”
Vojta has over 27 years of experience in the lawn care industry – working for a national lawn care company, as a product supplier and as the owner of an independent lawn care operation before becoming a Spring-Green franchisee in 2004.
Since taking ownership, Vojta has been building his client base throughout Washington, Chillicothe, Pekin and Peoria to include a number of well-known clients including the Peoria Chiefs, a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
About Spring-Green Lawn Care
Founded in 1977, Plainfield, Illinois-based Spring-Green Lawn Care has been delivering lawn and tree care services nationwide for over 37 years. Its service is centered on the beautification of residential and commercial customers in middle-class and affluent neighborhoods and communities. Spring-Green is an attractive opportunity for entrepreneurs and existing green industry business owners who want to align themselves with a franchise opportunity that has proven economic resilience, healthy profit margins, industry leading business and marketing intelligence, recurring revenue and retirement & family planning through business ownership. Spring-Green currently has 127 franchises operating in 25 states. Spring-Green Lawn Care franchise owners gave the franchise opportunity a 96 percent overall quality rating, according to the Franchise Research Institute September 2013 survey.