U.S. Lawns Names Franchise of the Year

U.S. Lawns recently announced U.S. Lawns of Saint Lucie County in Florida as its Franchise of the Year. U.S. Lawns is owned and operated by John Purvis and Gayle Moore, who had previously been in the food distribution business, and purchased the franchise in the mid-90s.

The award was presented October 16 at the Don CeSar Resort Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida at the U.S. Lawns conference attended by more than 175 of the company’s franchise owners, managers and members of the its nationwide team of professionals.

U.S. Lawns, marking its successful 18th year of operations, also announced an 18 percent increase in its number of franchisees, which now stands at 125 in 27 states.

“Our growth and success are in part due to our ability to attract strong players from within the green industry, while adding some very talented and successful owners from outside the industry,” noted Kenneth L. Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns. “The market in commercial properties today is extremely competitive. U.S. Lawns offers its franchisees a simple business model that has proved successful over the course of many years.”

The company also unveiled an innovative new financing plan that allows franchisees to expand, purchase new equipment, and receive preferred financing rates. LESCO, Inc., the nation’s leading specialty provider of lawn care and golf course products, is a partner in the plan.

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