U.S. Lawns Celebrates 25 Years As a Commercial Landscape Management Leader
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hundreds of franchise owners gather this week to celebrate 25 years of entrepreneurial excellence that has made U.S. Lawns the fastest-growing commercial landscape franchisor in the country.
"In our 25th anniversary year, we are deeply gratified and proud to see how our business model continues to succeed amid economic difficulties that, for many others, have been devastating"
Buoyed by a 9 percent increase in revenue in the most recent fiscal year, U.S. Lawns will commemorate its successes and the achievements of a nationwide network of owner-operators during the company's Annual Conference, being held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Oct. 6-8.
There is plenty to celebrate for U.S. Lawns:
- The company now has more than 240 franchises.
- The number of franchisees is up more than 50 percent since 2007.
- Despite turmoil in the economy overall, revenue systemwide is up 52 percent over the past five years and 38 percent since 2008, as the recession got underway.
- U.S. Lawns now operates in all 48 contiguous states.
- Snow and ice management is now a major service, which was reflected in record attendance during the company's annual Snow Summit this summer in Nashville.
"In our 25th anniversary year, we are deeply gratified and proud to see how our business model continues to succeed amid economic difficulties that, for many others, have been devastating," said Ken Hutcheson, U.S. Lawns president. "U.S. Lawns is committed to helping our franchisees thrive because we understand the critical role small businesses play in America's economy."
The company's impressive growth is tied to its competitive pricing models for customers and its affordable franchise program that provides the tools, training and ongoing support entrepreneurs need to start and grow their businesses. True to its name, U.S. Lawns has built a commercial landscape management network based on a theme of "national strength, local commitment" since 1986.
U.S. Lawns continues to expand at a fast clip, adding 31 new franchises since summer 2010. This places the company among the country's fastest-growing franchises overall, according to Entrepreneur Magazine.
About U.S. Lawns
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, U.S. Lawns operates a network that includes more than 240 locations providing commercial landscape management and snow and ice management services to corporate campuses, shopping centers, industrial parks, multi-family residential communities and other commercial customers in all 48 contiguous states. For more information, visit www.uslawns.com.
For U.S. Lawns
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John Babinchak, II, 407-834-7777