The $20,000 raised for the Aflac Children’s Cancer Center in Atlanta through a silent auction held during the conference will be donated in the name of 4-year-old Jack Geibel. Jack, the son of Spring-Green franchisee Lenny Geibel, was diagnosed with leukemia last year and is currently being treated at the center, where he is making steady progress toward recovery. The center treats children from across the country.
“Our family feels very blessed that Spring-Green offered to so generously support a cause that has directly touched our family,” Geibel said. “We are thrilled that $20,000 will go to help the cancer center where Jack is being treated.”
Several Spring-Green Lawn Care franchise owners were recognized for excellence at the conference in revenue and operational categories.
“Our franchisees had an amazing year,” said Ted Hofer, Spring-Green Lawn Care’s CEO. “We were joined by keynote speaker Thom Winninger who spoke about market leadership, Susan Black-Beth who spoke on the realities of running a family business, as well as other experts in the fields of operations, marketing and technology. Along with knowledge gained from other owners, our franchisees went home armed with dozens of ideas to make the next year even more successful.”
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 34 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 approximately 75 franchisees operating more than 120 territories in 27 states and projections call for eight new franchises in 2011.