Local brothers launch lawn care franchise

A professional lawn care business has been launched by two brothers from Derry/Londonderry, after they purchased the first Northern Ireland franchise from the world’s largest lawn care company, TruGreen.

With a family history of farming dating back to the 17th century and experience in both green keeping and agriculture, Alan and Trevor Lynch are perfectly suited to owning and operating their own lawn care business. The franchise will operate in the west of the Province including Derry/Londonderry, Tyrone and Fermanagh.

Alan Lynch said: “We’ve been looking at options to work together for a number of years and both agreed that TruGreen was the right choice for us. With my experience in horticulture and Trevor’s 20 years in agriculture, we have the skills and knowledge to help our customers create beautiful lawns.”

Trevor Lynch added: “We wanted a family orientated business that we could grow and develop, while working closely with customers. Our family history is horticulture/agriculture and we’ve always wanted to get back to our roots and use our natural abilities. We’re excited to get going and work with customers.”

TruGreen was founded in the US in 1973 and came to the UK in 1990. The franchise is owned by ServiceMaster Limited, which celebrates its 55th year in business in 2014. The company offers a complete lawn care service to help customers achieve a healthy, weed-free, beautiful lawn.

TruGreen’s operation brand manager and former FA Groundsman of the Year, Steve Welch commented: “Trevor and Alan have all the right characteristics to run a successful TruGreen franchise. As our first franchise in Northern Ireland, we are optimistic about the success that the TruGreen brand will have and the value of the service to customers.”