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Entrepreneur: Lawn Doctor Ranks Recognized in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Hall of Fame

The lawn care franchise has received the distinct honor of being ranked #1 in its category for several years on the coveted Franchise 500 list.

By Victoria CampisiStaff Writer
Updated 3:15PM 03/24/23

Lawn Doctor, the 600-plus unit lawn care franchise under the Happinest Brands umbrella, has been recognized by Entrepreneur as a Hall of Fame franchise. The list includes brands that have been on the publication’s coveted Franchise 500 list for over 25 years. Those selected to be on the prestigious list are evaluated for factors such as costs and fees, franchisee support, size and growth, brand strength and financial strength and stability. 

Lawn Doctor has ranked as the top brand in its category and has appeared on the list for 44 consecutive years. It is among only three bands to do so, alongside fast food giants Dunkin’ and McDonald’s. 

“Being only one of three brands to be recognized in the Franchise 500 for 44 straight years is an incredible honor,” Eric Martin, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “We are so pleased to be named as a Hall of Fame franchise by Entrepreneur. Here’s to another 44 years.” 

Lawn Doctor has established itself as a leader in the lawn care industry after nearly six decades of operation. The brand has over 600 franchise units operating in the United States. Each location offers Lawn Doctor’s innovative technology, and franchisees are trained to specialize in treatment and conditioning services, such as fertilization, weed control, seeding, aeration, and tree and shrub care. The startup costs for a Lawn Doctor franchise range from $116,465–$141,815. To learn more about franchising with Lawn Doctor, visit

Read the full March–April issue from Entrepreneur here

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