How did you get into the industry?
Since I also work with franchise sales and in the franchise industry, I wanted to have my own franchise after seeing so many great businesses and brands in the franchise community. SunTek was my favorite model and I loved the industry segment.
What’s New in the Business or in the Franchise Model?
We are a Zero Emission Lawn Care Franchise powered by Solar. We are confident what we do is potentially game changing for the entire lawncare services market. We’re really excited about the potential for scale and to disrupt the marketplace.
Where do you See Opportunities or Challenges for the Franchise/Business Moving Forward?
We have a great opportunity because the lawncare industry is transitioning from all gas-powered equipment to all electric which we are. The challenge is other all electric franchises with pop up, but we will continue to constantly innovate and improve.
What is your Goal for the Business Moving Forward?
150 units sold in 2020 – we are aiming big and believe that our model carries enough value to warrant this kind of growth.
Talk to us About Training and Support, How Do You Deliver?
We prefer candidates with prior landscaping experience but are open to candidates without it as well, we have a 7-day comprehensive training program. Following training, we look at our franchisees like operating partners and are involved with every element of their day to day business including marketing systems, operations, management and sales.
Your most difficult moment at the Franchise Business?
Going through the process of becoming a franchise because of the amount of paperwork and steps required.
How is your Franchise Model Structured?
A. Training and Support Model?
One of our top priorities is delivering 100% support to our franchises. We developed a 7-day comprehensive training for candidates without prior industry experience
B. What is the Fee Structure? $30,000 franchise fee plus 8% royalty.
C. Territory Definition? Currently the only available territory is Lake Nona/Orlando.
D. Day in the life of a Franchisee? Visit clients daily to perform lawn care services.
What does Your Franchisee Do in the Business Every Day?
Work in the business either as a Manager supervising 2 assistants or performing the field business plus an assistant.
Who is the Ideal Franchise Candidate?
Someone who is hands on and passionate about our environment.
Success Stories and Failures with Franchisees?
We are a new model and are selling our first two units.
What Goals Do you Have for the Franchise Model in the Future?
We will be introducing autonomous/robotic lawn mowers. We see this as being the future for lawncare and know that the franchise model is the best, most efficient way for us to gain distribution to the market nation-wide and globally.
For more information visit the SunTek franchise site here: https://franchiseconduit.com/franchise/suntek-franchise/