What are the start up costs?

The start-up costs for a Green Acres franchise range between $23,000 and $52,000 depending on the level of income you would like and the type of franchise you want buy into.

Included in this cost is a fully comprehensive equipment pack, as well as three weeks of professional training which allows you to start your franchise from day 1.

In addition to the above start-up cost, you will need to buy a suitable vehicle for your franchise.

To find out more about what level of income is best suited to your needs, try our 'Design Your Own Business' calculator. 

What do I get in my equipment pack?

To get you fully up and running, you'll be provided with an equipment package which we have compiled based on over 20 years of experience and success in the industry.

The package will provide you with all the tools of the trade – from uniforms, vehicle signage, safety equipment and marketing collateral through to accounting and client management software. In short, everything you need to start your franchise from day one!

The total package is dependent on the service you choose. Click on the link below to see what's included:

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How do I finance my Green Acres franchise?


Our Alliance Partners ANZ Bank can help!

Green Acres' partnership with ANZ bank will enable you to fund your franchise with a business loan of up to 70% of the cost, or further lending if you have equity in your home.

ANZ also offer no fees for the first 12 months on your Green Acres business account, along with everything you need to start up a business account.


How is Green Acres different from its competitors?

Green Acres is the most recognised Home and Commercial Services brand in New Zealand. Here are four key reasons why the Green Acres franchise system has grown to be so successful:

1.  Fixed fees

The weekly royalty and brand levy fees paid weekly by our franchisees are fixed. There's no uncertainty over outgoing payments and no penalties for earning more money in a given week.

2.  We give you the power to be your own boss and truly run your own business

With our comprehensive training and ongoing support, our franchisees:  

  • Quote jobs for clients and deal directly with them.
  • Invoice jobs personally and receive payment straight into their own bank accounts (not ours).
  • Take care of their own tax returns and GST payments.

3.  21st century technology

Our award-winning franchise system is managed electronically, eliminating paper trails and saving our franchisees hundreds of dollars each year. Jobs are received, quoted and invoiced electronically, meaning no unnecessary trips to the post office and no long hours filling out paperwork. 

4.  Big brand Alliance Partners

We've aligned ourselves with some of the most recognised brands in New Zealand, giving you the power to buy at the right price. Our current Alliance Partners include Vodafone, Bunnings, ANZ, Z Energy and Rothbury Insurance. Here is what they have to say:





How much can I make?


As much as you want!

By utilising our 'Design Your Own Business' calculator, you get to choose what level of guaranteed gross turnover/income you want. But there's no need to stop there – you can make even more money depending on your desire and motivation without being penalised for doing so!

Do I need experience to become a Green Acres franchisee?

Our comprehensive training, ongoing support and award-winning systems remove the need for experience.

All you'll need is a good attitude and work ethic along with the desire to own your own business and be in charge of your life. With those traits, you're already well on your way to being a successful Green Acres business owner.

What territories are available?

Green Acres territories are available nationwide.

If you choose to take up a franchise opportunity with Green Acres, you'll secure a large operating area – this may be an entire town or suburban group. You'll also have ongoing support from your local Master Franchisee. 


When it comes to branding and market share, bigger is indeed better?

Because we're a well-established brand with trusted brand values, we attract a large percentage of work in our category. This high demand means more growth – of both our company and our market share – and that's good for all of us.

We continually support our brand through an active marketing and advertising programme underpinned by a strong, business-enabling website and 0800 call centre. 

Local area marketing is encouraged, and will be included as part of your equipment pack and training prior to starting your franchise.

Hear what our Lawn and Garden  franchisees have to say...