After experiencing redundancy we wanted to have more control over our working life and we both felt that running our own business would give us the opportunity to take charge.
TruGreen ticked all the right boxes for us. Most importantly, it offered physical work in an outdoor environment, doing something we have always enjoyed. With the added backing of ServiceMaster as the franchisor, we felt reassured that the business was much more likely to succeed and had a proven international business model to learn from.
Owning our own business was something that was a new challenge for both of us, and obviously lawn care was a complete departure from both our previous careers! Having attended the TruGreen training academy we both felt much more confident, as we were armed with the qualifications and the necessary lawn care skills to make a success of our franchise.
With some trepidation we started out offering our services in our area and quickly established a good client base. We now have around 350 customers and have made many friends. We enjoy every day and have the satisfaction of providing a useful service, while having the freedom to decide when we work.