Chicago, IL (PressExposure) August 11, 2009 -- Spring-Green Lawn Care's franchisees are satisfied. How satisfied? Very, as their feedback earned their franchisor the distinction of World-Class FranchiseÂ® from FranSurveyÂ® and the Franchise Research InstituteÂ®.
James Young, Spring-Green's president, was pleased to receive the distinction, which was determined by the responses of 84 percent of Spring-Green franchisees. "This was a tough year for small business owners but our franchisees weathered the storm quite well. Their confidence in our organization now - we scored a 92-percent overall quality rating this year, up from 91 percent a year ago - and into the future - a 95 percent score on our commitment to a positive long-term relationship, up from 87 percent last year - is evident and shows that we're committed to success on all levels," Young said. "Spring-Green has always maintained that we have a recession-resistant business model and we were truly tested this year. Our World-Class rating from FranSurvey only further emphasizes the importance of mutual trust, respect and the need for collaboration within a franchise organization to succeed in tough times. I could not be more proud of our organization and genuinely feel this momentum will help to propel us even further as we exit the recession."
Jeff Johnson, founder and CEO of the Franchise Research Institute, concurs, stating, "First-hand ratings and reviews from existing franchisees have proven to be the most reliable indicators of a high-quality franchise opportunity. In this challenging economic environment, large numbers of individuals are looking to become self-employed and have more control over their personal and economic futures and Spring-Green offers a tremendous opportunity to achieve those goals."