One landscaping company is taking the time to honor those in the military this Memorial Day.
Spring-Green Lawn Care is raising funds and awareness for the Fisher House Foundation, which is an organization that provides a place for military families to stay while service members and veterans receive medical care at military or VA medical centers.
Spring-Green National Training Conference will hold a silent auction Aug. 5-6 in Chicago where all proceeds will go to the Fisher House.
Fourteen of Spring-Green’s franchise owners are military veterans: Tom Hofer, Pat Mahoney, Bruce Mohns, Jeff Anderson, Jim Hoelsworth, Kevin Holker, Lenny Geibel, Bob Summers, Matt Denney, Mike Bell, Amy Shelton, Ric Chapman, Tim Silberer and Roger Grose. Business consultant Aaron Gieser, who works at the corporate support center, is an Army veteran.
Spring-Green has also joined VetFran, which is a subsidy program offered through the International Franchise Association that provides support to veterans looking to buy a franchise. Spring-Green also just joined RecruitMilitary, which allows their franchises to use a database to hire employees on a local level. More than 400,000 veteran and military spouses are currently registered with the firm.
The company is also involved with GreenCare for Troops, which is a nationwide outreach program, which is coordinated by Evergreen. GreenCare connects local lawn and landscape firms with men and women in the military.