Scotts LawnService Welcomes New Franchisee in Alabama

Michael Wharton of Dothan, Alabama, is Scotts LawnService newest franchisee.

Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 - Scotts LawnService, a recognized industry leader in home lawn-care service, has signed its newest franchisee, Michael Wharton, of Dothan, Alabama. Wharton expects his location to open in spring, 2014, just in time to help the people of Southern Alabama/ Eastern Georgia get ready for the green of summer. According to Wharton, “The people in this area pride themselves on having a well-manicured lawn, and the competition is fierce among neighbors. The Scotts brand of products is very popular and very much sought after.”

Wharton has a degree in business management and is currently a small business owner, so he feels confident about his ability to succeed with this newest endeavor. Mr. Wharton is planning to be, not only the owner of his franchise, but the operator as well, and says, “My hopes for my Scott's franchise is success, success, success. I realize in order to accomplish this I must work and learn every aspect of this franchise, and make a commitment to my customers--customer service is priority. I believe a standard of excellence must be established in all that you do, and I believe I must lead by example, from personal appearance to knowledge of all of the Scotts’ products. My team must always be knowledgeable and professional at all times.”

“Scott's is a proven, successful company,” Michael Wharton says. “I figure that with my business experience and self motivation, this will be a golden opportunity for me. I’m really grateful to Jim Miller for giving me this opportunity to be a part of the Scotts’ family and I’m excited to get started.” Jim Miller, Director of Franchising added “Mike is an impressive individual, his military background and business experience makes him an ideal fit for SLS and my team is looking forward to working with him.”

About The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the world’s leading marketer of branded, consumer lawn and garden products. The global family of Scotts Miracle-Gro brands provides a wide-range of consumer lawn care and gardening solutions. The trusted brands include: Scotts Fertilizer, Micracle-Gro, Osmocote, Ortho, Roundup, Evergreen, Substral, Fertiligene, Pathclear and Weedol and Scotts LawnService. For additional consumer or investor information, visit

About Scotts LawnService Franchise

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, The Scotts LawnService Franchise operates 101 locations in 36 states. The Scotts LawnService serves the “do-it-for-me” consumer in the United States, with on-site lawn, tree and shrub fertilization, insect control and other related services through its network of 101 franchise and 88 corporate locations. Over the past decade, Scotts LawnService has emerged as an industry leader. For more information on franchise opportunities, visit our Franchise Website:


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