Bill Fischer and Tom Hofer left their respective Illinois family farms to study agriculture and economics at the University of Illinois. They joined the same fraternity and developed a mutual desire to pursue opportunities beyond the family farm. After college, Tom went off to the Vietnam War, and Bill pursued a brand new industry called lawn care.
When the friends reunited and began evaluating Bill’s growing lawn care franchise enterprise, Tom saw an opportunity to scale the success. Tom became one of the first Spring-Green franchise owners and his business doubled in size each of its first three years. In 1980, he rolled his business into Spring‑Green Lawn Care Corporation and joined the company’s executive team. The company’s destiny as a pioneering lawn care business committed to franchising and its franchise owners was set in motion.
Meet Pet Butler: Investing in Your Success
Pet Butler was founded in 1988, providing professional pet waste cleanup and removal to residential yards, parks, and multi-family communities. Pet Butler exists to serve fellow pet-lovers who understand that their four-legged family members not only need healthy food and regular grooming, but a safe yard to live in.
The company has been franchising since 2005 and currently has 25 franchise owners which operate in 19 states.
- Spring-Green Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of Spring-Green Lawn Care Corp., a national franchising organization that provides residential lawn fertilization and related services, acquired the Pet Butler brand and franchise system in June of 2017.
- Pet Butler Support Center is located in Plainfield, Illinois.
- Spring-Green Enterprises currently operates three franchises.
- Pet Butler, LLC currently operates one company owned franchise for the Chicagoland area.
The Pet Butler franchise system is supported by a centralized contact center which utilizes a proprietary technology platform that allows for end to end customer management. Pet Butler franchise owners have access to a full suite of marketing, technology, and operational support.