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U.S. Lawns Franchise Costs & Fees

Date of Incorporation: 1986
Franchising Since: 1986
Headquarters: Orlando, Florida

Business Description: U.S. Lawns, Inc. is the franchisor. U.S. Lawns franchisees operate a business to provide landscape maintenance services to commercial and residential customers for landscaping, lawns, flowers, shrubs and trees.

Franchise Offer: The franchisor franchises the right to operate a business which provides, within a territory, certain landscape maintenance services identified in the Franchise Agreement.

Financial Assistance: With the franchisee’s approved credit, the franchisor may finance up to 70% of the Initial Franchise Fee for a Standard Franchise or 90% of the fee for a Conversion Franchise or a Veterans Initiative Franchise. Otherwise, the franchisor presently does not guarantee any notes, leases or other obligations of its franchisees. U.S. Lawns franchisees are eligible for expedited and streamlined SBA loan processing through the SBA’s franchise registry program.

Training and Assistance: Franchisees must complete the initial training before opening their Business. In addition to 40 hours of classroom training in its headquarters and at the franchisee’s location, the franchisor conducts on-the-job training of at least 10 hours as follow-up, in the subjects in which we determine it is most needed. In addition to the initial training program, franchisees must attend, at their expense, all annual franchise conventions and all meetings relating to new services or products, new operational procedures or programs, training, business management, sales or sales promotion, or similar topics, including any system-wide teleconferences or web-conferences.

Territory: A geographic territory will be identified in the Franchise Agreement when franchisees sign it. The location of the Territory will be decided on by discussions between the franchisee and the franchisor. The size of the Territory will be based upon the opportunities within the Territory to provide landscape maintenance services. The minimum territory will be a ten mile radius from the center point. Franchisees will have the exclusive right within the Territory to provide “Landscape Maintenance Services” (as defined in the Franchise Agreement) under the U.S. Lawns marks.

Term of Agreement and Renewal: The length of the initial franchise term is 10 years. Two renewal terms of 10 years each are available, if requirements are met.

Obligations and Restrictions: Franchisees do not have to participate personally in the direct operation of the franchise, even though it recommends that they do. Franchisees or one or more of their employees must successfully complete the initial training program. Franchisees must keep the Business under the direct full-time supervision of the franchisee or of a trained and competent manager who has completed the training program or equivalent training to the franchisor’s satisfaction. Franchisees may provide Landscape Maintenance Services to any customer in their Territory. Franchisees must meet the franchisor’s requirements when operating their business. Franchisees may not sell any product or service which the franchisor has not approved in advance. If franchisees do not meet minimum annual Gross Billings, the franchisor has the right to terminate the Franchise Agreement.

Estimated Number of Units: 260

Investment Tables:
Initial Investment for a Standard Franchise
Name of Fee Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $32,000 ($27,000 for veterans)
Training Expenses (Travel, Lodging, Meals, Incidentals) $2,000 $4,000
Real Estate $3,000 $6,000
Service Vehicle and Trailer $3,600 $5,600
Tools, Supplies, Office Equipment $1,000 $5,000
Operating Expenses (3 months) $5,800 $6,700
Equipment $1,100 $14,000
Additional Funds (3 months) $3,000 $6,000
TOTAL ESTIMATED INITIAL INVESTMENT $51,500 $79,300
TOTAL ESTIMATED INITIAL INVESTMENT FOR VETERANS $46,500 $74,300
Initial Investment for a Conversion Franchise
Name of Fee Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $22,000 $22,000
Training Expenses (Travel, Lodging, Meals, Incidentals) $2,000 $4,000
Real Estate $0 $6,000
Service Vehicle and Trailer $0 $5,600
Tools, Supplies, Office Equipment $0 $5,000
Operating Expenses (3 months) $5,800 $6,700
Additional Funds (3 months) $3,000 $6,000
TOTAL ESTIMATED INITIAL INVESTMENT $32,800 $69,300
Other Fees
Type of Fee Amount
Royalty The Royalty is based on a sliding scale:
- If the Gross Billings in the calendar month are $41,500 or less, franchisees pay 6% of Gross Billings.
- If the Gross Billings in the calendar month are over $41,500 but equal to or less than $62,500, franchisees pay 5% of Gross Billings.
- If the Gross Billings in the calendar month are over $62,500 but equal to or less than $83,250, franchisees pay 4% of Gross Billings.
- If the Gross Billings in the calendar month are over $83,250, you pay 3% of all Gross Billings.
- If the Gross Billings in the calendar month are over $104,166, franchisees pay 3% of all Gross Billings up to and including $104,166, plus 1.5% of the Gross Billings in excess of $104,166
Marketing Contribution 2% of Gross Billings up to a maximum of $275 per month.
Regional Account Management Fee Variable.
Transfer 50% of the then-current Initial Franchise Fee.
Audit Cost of audit plus interest of 1.5% per month or the highest legal rate for open account business credit, whichever is greater on the unpaid amount at the rate.
Indemnification Will vary under circumstances.
Penalty, Late Fee and Interest The franchisor may assess a $5.00 per day penalty for late submission of reports or financial information. There is a minimum $25 late fee for payments and reports plus the greater of 1.5% per month and the highest legal rate for open account business credit.
Costs and Attorneys’ Fees Will vary under circumstances.

The above information has been taken from the FDD of U.S. Lawns. Year of FDD: 2016

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