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May 20, 2009 - (HOLMDEL, N.J.) – Entrepreneur magazine, the industry leading publication for helping people start, grow or manage a small business venture, recently named Lawn Doctor to its Franchise 500® list and the number one lawn care service provider. This is the third consecutive year Lawn Doctor has received this recognition.

Since 1980, Entrepreneur magazine has offered the best and most comprehensive ratings of franchises. Only franchise companies that submit full Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars (UFOCs) or Canadian disclosure documents and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur are considered for the Franchise 500® rankings.

“This honor is recognition of Lawn Doctor’s track record as the top lawn care franchisor. Our strategic partners (franchisees) are a huge part of our success and help us innovate new technology and satisfy the demands of consumers with customized services in their hometowns,” said Director of Franchise and Development Bob Goodyear. “Our business model has successfully weathered 40+ years of economic storms and we look forward to serving the next 40 years as leaders in the lawn care industry.”

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal surveyed five lawn care businesses, including Lawn Doctor, to see which company offered the best customized plan for a lush lawn based on services, cost and results. The article called Lawn Doctor “the best combination of service and pricing of all the services we tested.” Compared to the other companies, Lawn Doctor was recognized as the most attentive in offering customized products to customers based on their lawn type and problems.

Beyond its track record of steady success and growth, the Holmdel, N.J.-based company is known for dedication to improving systems and long term support for its strategic partners. All franchisees use Lawn Doctor’s patented, industry-leading lawn service equipment to provide personalized lawn care services for each customer’s lawn. Services range from natural lawn care to fertilization, seeding, weed control, integrated pest management and tree and shrub maintenance.

The company has also been recognized by other leading publications as a smart investment for those interested in franchising:

• 2008 #1 in category, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

• 2007 #1 in category, Entrepreneur Franchise 500

• 2008 #22, Entrepreneur Top 25 Home-Based Franchises

• 2008 #10, Lawn & Landscape Top 100

• 2008 #67, Franchise Times Top 100 Up and Comers

• 2008 Black Enterprise 25 Most Affordable Franchises


For 42 years, Lawn Doctor has led the nation’s lawn care industry with innovative equipment, scientifically proven fertilization and horticultural methods and personal attention to each customer’s lawn through locally owned and operated franchises. Through its comprehensive Web site, Lawn Doctor is a top resource for lawn care information in the country. For additional care tips or franchise information, visit www.lawndoctor.com or www.lawndoctorfranchise.com or contact Bob Goodyear toll free at 1(866) LAWN DOC (1 (866) 529-6362).


Allison Yeaman or Lauren Jones-McClain

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