Lawn Doctor


Lawn Doctor is an established brand with a successful history spanning 46 years and with over 460 locations. Our business model provides a necessary service at a high-profit margin, which means you can transition into business ownership easily and grow over time.

Lawn Doctor has several key advantages, focusing on bringing advanced technology and superior service to the business of lawn care:

  • Recurring revenue model
  • Low investment/high gross profit margin
  • Great validation
  • In business immediately
  • Up to 60% in-house financing of franchise package
  • Ability to run semi-absentee or owner operator


Year Established: 1967
Year First Franchised: 1967
Franchised Units: 100+
Actual number of units: 462
Projected New Units (12 months): 20

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: No


States Registered: We are concentrating on the following markets: Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Charlotte, Dallas, Hartford, and Boston, but will look at all markets where we have existing franchisees. (Effective: January 2012)


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $60,000
Minimum Investment: $68,387
Minimum Net Worth: $60,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000


  • Vet Fran
  • Minorities

Royalty: 10%
Ad: 10%
Average # of Employees: 3
Passive Ownership Allowed: No
Earnings Claims: Yes


Initial Investment: as low as $30,000 plus $20,000 3 months additional funds
Monthly Van Lease: Approximately $675
Lawn Doctor, Inc. financing is available for up to $43,500

Discounts: $15,000 discounts are available through the VetFran, Minority Fran, and Green Fran.
Total Investment: $68,387 to $98,237
Franchise Fee: $30K Included in initial investment
Royalty: 10% of revenue
Ad : 10% of revenue
Average Number of Employees: 0 to 4

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: Yes


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: No
Developing outside of the U.S.: N/A
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Area Development or Master Avail.: No
Cash Investment: N/A
Total Investment: N/A


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided:Yes
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Co-operative Advertising: No



  • Two weeks at corporate offices, follow up visits every eight weeks for the first two years of the franchise, regular support visits after that.
  • Home based
  • No leases to negotiate

Get Started!

Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development