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News Article | May 31, 2017
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Spring-Green Franchise Owner Scott Garcia purchased an existing Spring-Green territory in Durham, NC on Friday, May 12, 2017. Garcia began his career with Spring-Green as a manager and later purchased the franchise he managed. Since then, he expanded his Spring-Green franchise to four territories. When Garcia first bought his franchise he had 300 customers, but through his efforts he has grown his customer base to over 1,500. With this new territory expansion, he is estimated to add roughly 2,300 more customers. Garcia credits much of his success to the marketing efforts and support provided by Spring-Green. He also believes that his excellent customer service allows him to attract more customers in his territory. “Over the first couple of years, we focused on our residential growth and made sure we were communicating with our customers and answering all of their questions. That has led to a good number of referrals and positive word of mouth,” Garcia said. Acquiring an existing business is a big undertaking. Garcia was never alone or without guidance. His Spring-Green business consultant helped him step into his new role and prepared his business for success. “I collaborated with Dave Dawson to create an annual plan, a three-year plan, and a five-year plan,” Garcia states. “We set some goals based on numbers of new customers and annual revenue.” Garcia and his business consultant, revisited this growth plan every six months to make sure he was on pace. They also determined strengths and weaknesses and revised the plan as needed. Together they dove into the books to make sure the territory he was purchasing would meet his financial goals without putting strain on his family. Garcia is motivated to become a million-dollar Franchise Owner and this acquisition puts him one step closer. “Having seen what is possible each year makes me want to continue to grow and strengthen our foothold in our community,” Garcia states. “I see the results; I hear from satisfied customers, and I want to continue this trend.” “Garcia’s early adoption of the Spring-Green operating system, and daily best practices are his biggest contributors to his success. He also understood that working with the Spring-Green support center team was going to give him the best opportunity for success. Being a Spring-Green strategic partner means being in business for yourself, but not by yourself. He knew that reinvesting into diversified marketing and executing lead follow-up processes were going to be the difference makers,” Dawson explains. About Spring-Green Lawn Care Founded in 1977, Spring-Green Lawn Care in Plainfield, Illinois has been delivering lawn and tree care services nationwide for 40 years. Its service is centered on the beautification of residential and commercial customers in middle-class and affluent neighborhoods and communities. Spring-Green is an attractive opportunity for entrepreneurs and existing green industry business owners who want to align themselves with a business model that has proven economic resilience, healthy profit margins, industry leading business and marketing intelligence, recurring revenue and retirement and succession planning. For more information, visit http://www.growmygreenindustrybusiness.com/


News Article | July 18, 2017
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NEW YORK, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is reinventing retail for the way people shop today with the introduction of a new personalization technology that will deliver the largest catalog of online brands with a new premium mobile shopping experience tailored to an individual's...


News Article | July 28, 2017
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On Monday, July 17, Spring-Green participated for the 21st consecutive year in the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP) Renewal & Remembrance Day. NALP, a national trade organization and advocacy group for the green industry, this year welcomed about 500 volunteers to pitch in on landscaping projects at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery in Washington D.C. The volunteers’ work included lime and phosphorous application, aeration, tree care, irrigation, and a hardscaping project near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Two employees from Spring-Green’s corporate office attended the 2017 event: Director of Education Harold Enger and Franchise Business Consultant Tom Warfel. Three Spring-Green franchise owners also attended: Chris Casselberry from Baton Rouge, La., who brought his wife, Sheila, and four teenage grandchildren; Scott Garcia from Raleigh, N.C., and his wife, Debbie; and Barry Robinson from Fredericksburg, Va., who was joined by his wife, Cindy, and two of his employees. Warfel, a Marine veteran who did two tours in Iraq, has attended each of the four years he’s been with Spring-Green — and organizes the annual trip on Spring-Green’s behalf. He’s worked to grow franchise owner attendance every year. “It’s always going to be a cool experience for me, but I’m even more excited when we can bring in new people,” he said. “This kind of event can have a ripple effect — you never know who else someone might want to share it with down the line.” As a member of NALP’s education committee, Enger attends Renewal & Remembrance annually. He was a team captain at this year’s event, leading a team that spread lime at the cemetery. “It’s just inspirational to be there,” Enger said. “I get a little choked up every year when the color guard kicks off the event — and when a funeral procession happens to pass by while we’re working.” About Spring-Green Lawn Care Founded in 1977, Spring-Green Lawn Care in Plainfield, Illinois has been delivering lawn and tree care services nationwide for 40 years. Its service is centered on the beautification of residential and commercial customers in middle-class and affluent neighborhoods and communities. Spring-Green is an attractive opportunity for entrepreneurs and existing green industry business owners who want to align themselves with a business model that has proven economic resilience, healthy profit margins, industry leading business and marketing intelligence, recurring revenue and retirement and succession planning. For more information, visit visit Spring-Green’s franchise opportunity website, or read the Spring-Green franchise blog.


The food environment in markets constrains and signals consumers what to purchase. It encompasses availability, affordability, convenience, and desirability of various foods. The effect of income on dietary consumption is always modified by the food environment. Many agricultural interventions aim to improve incomes, increase food availability and reduce food prices. Their effects on nutrition could be better understood if food environment measures helped to explain how additional income is likely to be spent, and how food availability and prices change as a result of large-scale interventions. Additionally, measurement of the food environment could elucidate food access gaps and inform the design of nutrition-sensitive interventions. This paper reviews existing measures of the food environment, and then draws from these tools to suggest ways the food environment could be measured in future studies and monitoring. © 2015, The Author(s).


News Article | February 21, 2017
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Spring-Green Lawn Care is proud to announce David Roman, of Enviroscapes of Georgia, is taking over the Logansville, Georgia, franchise location. Roman has a long history in the landscape industry, following in the footsteps of his father. “I’ve been in the landscape industry since I was 13 years old,” he explained. “It’s definitely something I enjoy, and it’s evolved and grown into a way to make a living.” A full-service landscape company, focusing on residential maintenance and mowing, Roman started Enviroscapes of Georgia in 2012. As he explained, “Working for myself, it’s in my DNA. I’m more comfortable as an entrepreneur.” Prior to moving to Georgia in 2000, he owned and operated Roman Landscape and Maintenance in Florida. In 2015, Roman was participating at a Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE) roundtable of business owners. One of the other participants mentioned they had gotten into lawn care via a franchise, and it quickly had become their best performing profit center. “From that conversation, I went back to the expo center, and I began to investigate franchise opportunities in metro Atlanta,” he recalled. Spring-Green offered longevity and a family atmosphere that Roman appreciated. The father of four boys has been married for 25 years, and his wife, Maria, plans to help on the administrative side with the new Spring-Green business. He also was impressed by the marketing assistance that franchise owners received. “The real kicker was the marketing,” Roman said. Roman feels that as a local owner who lives in the community he serves, he offers his customers someone with a vested interest in the community, and he prides himself on providing top-notch customer service and satisfaction. “David’s family values and deep connection to the business make him an ideal addition to the Spring-Green family,” said James Young, president of Spring-Green. “We are excited about having him take over this established territory. With his background and interest in lawn care, David is a great fit, and we look forward to helping him grow his business in the years ahead.” About Spring-Green Lawn Care Founded in 1977, Plainfield, Illinois-based Spring-Green Lawn Care has been delivering lawn and tree care services nationwide for 40 years. Its service is centered on the beautification of residential and commercial customers in middle-class and affluent neighborhoods and communities. Spring-Green is an attractive opportunity for entrepreneurs and existing green industry business owners who want to align themselves with a business model that has proven economic resilience, healthy profit margins, industry leading business and marketing intelligence, recurring revenue and retirement and succession planning. For more information, visit http://www.springgreenfranchise.com.


News Article | November 24, 2016
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Spring-Green Lawn Care is proud to announce its newest franchise owner, Patrick Rentz, of Rentz Landscape Management LLC in Huntsville, Alabama. An entrepreneur from the age of 12, Patrick began mowing lawns on his own, later creating a lawn care business with a friend, where they were responsible for mowing more than 30 yards. “I was 15 and he was 16 when we started working together. After college, we went into business officially. My friend decided to go back to grad school, and I took the business. Twenty-four years later, I am still continuing steady growth,” Patrick said. He also has spent time as a golf course superintendent, so his green industry experience covers a wide area of knowledge. “My company Rentz Landscape Management LLC started in 1993 as Lawnpro Inc,” Patrick explained. “I re-incorporated under my last name in 2002 and became more of a commercial landscape service provider.” With the name change came a shift to maintaining more large area properties. Patrick is proud to have become the leading landscape company in the multi-family industry for his area. “I currently employ up to 30 people in the peak season and about 19 people year-round. We offer all landscape services including maintenance, installation, design, irrigation, weed control and fertilizer, drainage, synthetic turf/putting green installation, hardscape and water features.” Patrick welcomes not only the family feel that Spring-Green offers franchise owners, but also the level of experience, knowledge and honesty they provide. “I was interested in Spring-Green in the beginning because of the marketing system and just the day-to-day operations side of things—it is going to save us a great deal of time and money. I also like the predictability of the business and the recurring revenue business model.” What helped Patrick make the final decision to join was the people he would be working with at Spring-Green. “I was very surprised after we did our discovery day to find that everyone in the company is top-notch and down to earth,” he recalled. “It was also interesting to find that lots of people have been working for the company for many years. It’s a real family atmosphere.” “Patrick comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, and there is no other company in the area that has his experience or knowledge,” explained James Young, president of Spring-Green. “Opening a new territory in Huntsville to add him to the Spring-Green family was an easy decision.” About Spring-Green Lawn Care Founded in 1977, Plainfield, Illinois-based Spring-Green Lawn Care has been delivering lawn and tree care services nationwide for more than 39 years. Its service is centered on the beautification of residential and commercial customers in middle-class and affluent neighborhoods and communities. Spring-Green is an attractive opportunity for entrepreneurs and existing green industry business owners who want to align themselves with a business model that has proven economic resilience, healthy profit margins, industry leading business and marketing intelligence, recurring revenue and retirement and succession planning. For more information, visit http://www.springgreenfranchise.com.

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