TruGreen welcomes new Hertfordshire franchisee following £100,000 buyout

Andy Hazell latest recruit to take up lawn care chain’s franchise opportunity

Professional lawn care franchise TruGreen, an arm of ServiceMaster Ltd, has underseen the successful £100,000 buyout of its Hertforshire chain with the addition of new franchisee Andy Hazell, replacing former owner Ed Lawrence.

Hazell, a former sales and account manager from St Albans, will now run the Herts territory and intends to expand the branch; with it having already operated successfully for the last 10 years.

Launched in the UK in 1959, ServiceMaster Limited has over 400 regional businesses operating in the UK under its four brands; TruGreen, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic, and ServiceMaster Clean, which all specialise in domestic cleaning and maintenance services.

The brand, which boasted turnover of £55m for 2013, has several franchise opportunities available for its TruGreen division with packages starting at £24,995.

Hazell said:

“The large investment I’ve made into the business is testament to both its current success and potential to double in size. In the New Year, I will be investing further to bring in more staff to help handle the workload and expand the operation from where it is now.”

Discussing his plans to take up a franchise venture, Hazell added:

“The decision to purchase a franchise rather than start my own business came from over six months of research into the options. ServiceMaster is one of the oldest franchisors in the UK and TruGreen is a reputable brand with great prospects. I hope my investment will benefit the area of Hertfordshire in terms of creating jobs in the long term.”

TruGreen operations brand manager, Steve Welch, concluded: “TruGreen has a proven franchise model and offers customers the best service available. Hazell has the local knowledge and expertise to ensure his customers receive the lawn care they deserve.”

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