Fox Business Network to Highlight Spring-Green Lawn Care CEO on Veterans Day
November 8, 2009 - (PLAINFIELD, Ill.)---This Veterans Day, Spring-Green CEO Tom Hofer will be featured on Fox Business Network during its “Fox Business” show. The segment will air between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 11th and Hofer will discuss his military background, how it played an integral role in the creation of Spring-Green’s Military Assistance Program (M.A.P.) to aid veterans in buying a franchise and why veterans make great Spring-Green franchisees.
Hofer, a Navy veteran, wanted to make it easier for veterans to either get their start in or return to the business world but understood that a corporate environment may not be the best fit. He felt that the strong work ethic the military created made veterans the ideal candidates to grow the Spring-Green system.
“Those who have spent time in the military have the discipline to follow a proven formula for performance, the willingness to work hard and a strong belief in core values,” said Hofer. “The other intangible that veterans offer is the ability to make decisions: They have not only been trained to follow the rules and regulations of a system, but also how to react.”
Through M.A.P., the company will apply up to $15,000 of the initial franchise fee toward the start-up expense. Spring-Green has an ongoing commitment to military veterans and, in addition to M.A.P., is active in VetFran, a subsidy program offered through the International Franchise Association. Veterans qualifying for either program immediately gain Spring-Green’s unwavering commitment to help each and every franchise owner achieve their business goals.
Founded in 1977, Plainfield, Illinois-based Spring-Green Lawn Care has been delivering both traditional and organic lawn and tree care services nationwide for over 32 years. Its service is centered on the beautification of local neighborhoods and communities with both residential and commercial customers. Spring-Green is an attractive opportunity for candidates who do not want to be tied to a storefront operation, retail hours or set appointments. Franchisees enjoy flexibility of schedule and an outdoor-based business with recurring revenue. Spring-Green currently has 126 franchises operating in 26 states. For more information, visit www.springgreenfranchise.com.