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Owner Profiles

Don’t take it from us. Hear it from existing Spring-Green owners instead.

The benefits that come with starting a lawn care business with Spring-Green Lawn Care are perhaps best left explained by the entrepreneurs and green industry business owners who have realized them. Visit each owner’s summary below, identify with the owners who might be similar to you, watch the videos and download their full profiles. Learn from their experiences and discover how a Spring-Green franchise can help you achieve your goals and dreams.


Jim and John Mercon
Green Industry Partner

Jim and John Mercon

Owner of Nature Cuts and Spring-Green Lawn Care
Valparaiso, IN

Jim Mercon has been involved in the green industry since 1996 when he started his own mowing company. During his career of mowing lawns, he realized that it didn’t make sense to see a competitor’s sign on his customer’s yard that was mowed. There was a growing market in Valparaiso and by adding Spring-Green, he could provide mowing and lawn care services to his customers.

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cory benoit
Green Industry Partner

Cory Benoit

Owner of Evergreen Maintenance and Spring-Green Lawn Care
Saline, MI

Like many others, Cory Benoit got his start in the green industry mowing lawns as a teenager and started his own maintenance company by the age of 26. He wanted to offer his customers lawn care services, including fertilization along with mowing maintenance, snow removal, and irrigation, which lead to his decision to diversify with Spring-Green.

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Green Industry Partner

John Sayers

Owner of JFS4 Enterprises and Spring-Green Lawn Care
West Conshohocken, PA

In 1898, John Sayers began his career in the green industry with general lawn maintenance, mowing, and fertilization. Sayers knew he wanted to expand his business even further, but the lack of marketing was holding him back. That’s when he looked into Spring-Green.

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Keith Ives
Green Industry Partner

Keith Ives

Owner of Evergreen Exteriors and Spring-Green
Clinton Township, MI

In February 2001 Keith Ives launched Evergreen Exteriors, based in Clinton Township, Michigan, offering landscape, lawn maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, and landscape design services. The company was successful, but Ives knew it could do even more with the right resources. That’s what led him to investigate into Spring-Green Lawn Care. As he learned more about the company and opportunities it brought, he began thinking about adding a franchise to diversify and grow his existing business.

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Green Industry Partner

Dan Hillenbrand

Owner of Spring-Green
Edmond, OK

Dan Hillenbrand got his start in the industry while he was in the Army, working weekends with someone who taught him the ins and outs of lawn maintenance. He worked at a few different small lawn maintenance companies, as well as a Colorado-based Scott’s Lawn Service franchise. When TruGreen purchased Scott’s in late 2016, Hillenbrand started to rethink his future with the company. That led to a conversation with Spring-Green.

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