U.S. Lawns Grows Strong in 2011, Now Counts More Than 250 Franchises Nationwide

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Lawns, one of America's fastest-growing franchisors, capped its 25th anniversary year in 2011 with growth exceeding a record 250 franchises in its commercial landscape-management network.

With 24 new franchises added last year, the company continued double-digit expansion in operations highlighted by an impressive 58 percent increase in the total number of franchises since 2006, the company announced today.

"U.S. Lawns' family of franchisees continues to grow, bringing quality commercial landscape management services to businesses and property owners now in all 48 contiguous states," said Ken Hutcheson, U.S. Lawns president. "Our professionals – from San Diego and Bismark, N.D., to Hartford, Conn., and Miami – have the knowledge and the resources to handle just about anything nature throws at us."

The company recently announced major expansion plans into the Midwest and West, including California, offering exclusive franchise territories to new and existing operators ready to step up to U.S. Lawns' sophisticated franchise system. One component of the expansion is a special no-money-down offer for conversions.

The newest group of U.S. Lawns franchisees recently completed training at the company's Home Office in Orlando. The sessions consisted of classroom and field training in all areas of commercial landscape management. As well, U.S. Lawns assigned Regional Franchise Advisors (RFA) to each owner-operator. An RFA works closely with each franchisee during startup and provides ongoing, one-on-one training in business planning.

U.S. Lawns' newest franchisees are:

  • Tony Diaz, Anniston, Ala.
  • Peter and Christa Silveira, Boston, Mass.
  • Joseph Densieski, Riverhead, N.Y.
  • Josh Nance, Monroe, N.C.
  • Bill and Kelsy Wells, Terra Haute, Ind.
  • Matt McClafferty, Cincinnati, Ohio

Entrepreneur magazine last year ranked U.S. Lawns as the nation's fastest-growing landscaping management company.

About U.S. Lawns

Founded in 1986, U.S. Lawns operates a network of more than 250 franchisees providing commercial landscape management and snow removal services to corporate campuses, retail centers, industrial parks, multifamily residential communities and other commercial customers in all 48 contiguous states. For more information, visit www.uslawns.com and www.uslawnsfranchise.com.

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