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For more than 30 years franchisor Spring Green Lawn Care Corporation and its franchises have cut and pruned yards. On Friday night, the founding family, the Hofers were highlighted on Nightly Business Report's "All in the Family" segment on PBS. The family says treating franchisees like family is Spring Green`s green thumb.
Reporter Diane Eastbrook observes, "Hofer ran Spring Green for more than 20 years before turning over the reins to his son Ted last year. Father and son know what it`s like being a franchisee -- both have been there, done that."
Founder and chairman Tom Hoffer replies, "As a franchise owner you do everything, so when I was a franchisee with Spring Green, I got my hands dirty every day."
His son Ted, CEO of Spring-Green, bought a UPS Store franchise before he sold it in 2005.