Please join us in welcoming three strong additions to the Spring-Green family: Frank Garrett, Barry Robinson and Chad Shaylor. We’re really excited to have these seasoned green industry entrepreneurs with us. Two of the three (the third, Chad, purchased an existing business) signed-on using the Green Associate Assistance Program, which applies $10,000 of their initial franchise fee toward approved start-up expenses. The roll-in portion of the program was designed for candidates who own independent green industry businesses and want to convert the professional lawn and tree care services portion of their businesses to a Spring-Green franchise, while keeping their existing companies
Frank’s company is Federal Pest Solutions. He launched his suburban Dallas business in 2001. He expanded beyond traditional commercial and residential pest control by customer demand. “My residential clients began requesting fertilization and lawn pest control,” said Garrett. “With Spring-Green, I now will be able to offer even more options.”
In 1995, Barry launched his business, AAA Pest Pros, from his Fredericksburg, Va. home. By that time, he already had 25 years’ experience in the pest control industry. Seven years later, he almost completely revamped the business by changing the name to CSI of Virginia and adding lawn care and home inspections. Now, he’s ready for another growth spurt. “I knew we were not maximizing our potential,” said Barry. “I was so impressed with Spring-Green’s operations, specifically the franchisee-focused marketing efforts; I knew it was what I needed to take my business to the next level.” Barry said he expects his business to grow more than 20 percent in 2014, his first full year as a Spring-Green Lawn Care owner.
Our third new franchisee, Chad, is purchasing an existing Spring-Green franchise in Cogan Station, Pa. Chad has owned and operated Shaylor’s Lawncare since 2004. The company began as a mowing operation, but now offers landscaping, hardscaping and pond services.
Congratulations to the three new Spring-Green franchisees!