PLAINFIELD, Ill., – Spring-Green Lawn Care, headquartered here, recently launched a new financing program for qualified green industry professionals.
Franchisees can now finance as much as 75 percent of the required initial investment required to start a franchise. Financing can be used for payments on vehicles, equipment, supply package, computer software, marketing and working capital. This program is designed to work in conjunction with the existing Spring-Green lease programs.
The green industry financing program is for qualified candidates who currently own or are employed by green industry businesses such as landscape management professionals, landscape maintenance companies, landscape designers, pest control companies, irrigation/water management professionals and others.
What executives at the company discovered over the past year and a half is that there are many thriving green industry business owners across the country, but many of them do not have the cash to expand. By partnering with Spring-Green Lawn Care, these owners can leverage the national brand presence and additional resources of a 36-year-old national company.
The Green Associate Assistance Program applies up to $10,000 of the initial franchise fee toward start-up expenses designated or approved by Spring-Green, which may include the initial marketing campaign fee. The program is for qualified candidates who currently own or are employed by green industry businesses.
Spring-Green also offers a Green Associate Roll-In Program designed for qualified candidates who own independent green industry businesses that already provide professional lawn and tree care services and want to convert that portion of their business to a Spring-Green franchise while keeping their existing company. These franchise owners will pay a reduced royalty rate for the first 12 months of operation and are also eligible for the Green Associate Assistance Program.