Frequently Asked

Answers About Our Tree Service Franchise

Investing in a franchise is a big decision. Monster Tree Service® wants to empower our prospective owners by providing them with as much information as possible. We’ve compiled a list of answers to the most common questions we receive about our opportunity. We invite you to read through these frequently asked questions to get a better understanding of what you can expect as a tree service franchise owner. If you still have additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (855) 744-2201 so that we can answer them for you!

  • How much is the initial franchise fee?

    The Initial Franchise Fee for a Single Territory Monster Tree Service® franchise opportunity is $49,500*. We offer significant discounts for multiple territories purchased at the same time. To learn more about the Monster Tree Service® investment options that are available to you, including total investment and territory size, reference Item 5 in the FDD or visit the Investment Options Page.

  • Do you have special programs for military veterans?

    Yes. We offer a VetFran program to veterans of the United States Armed Forces and their spouses and discount the Initial Franchise Fee by 30%.

  • Do you offer financing?

    Check Item 10 in the updated FDD for additional information. We are SBA-approved for Fast Track loans to franchisees who meet the criteria and work closely with SBA-approved banks. You can learn more about the SBA here.

  • Will I pay a continuing royalty?

    For each royalty period, we calculate the Royalty Fee using the greater of: (a) the Applicable Percentage; or (b) the Minimum Royalty Fee, as determined below:

    • 6.5% of Sales Collected for the first $1,000,000 in annual Sales Collected
    • 5% of Sales Collected for annual Sales Collected from $1,000,001 to $2,000,000
    • 4.25% of Sales Collected for annual Sales Collected from $2,000,001 to $3,000,000
    • 3.5% of Sales Collected for annual Sales Collected in excess of $3,000,000

    For more information, please reference Item 6 in the FDD.

  • Do I need retail space or an office?

    Not at all. Monster Tree Service® is a work from home franchise, with a yard or other storage area usually needed to store vehicles and equipment and to meet and dispatch your work crews.

  • How much liquid capital do I need?

    We require that you have a minimum of $150,000 in liquid capital available and a minimum net worth of $500,000. To learn more about the Monster Tree Service® investment options that are available to you, including total investment and territory size, visit the Investment Options Page.

  • Do I need experience in the tree service industry?
    Absolutely not. Our franchisees come from various backgrounds. If you are a sincere individual with adequate references, a good business head, have the ability to work well with people, and think you could manage your own business, we will teach you how to run a Monster Tree Service® franchise.
  • Do I need to work in the business full-time?

    You do not. If the owner chooses to be a part of the day-to-day operations, he/she can work as a sales arborist or a manager of the tree crew. If the owner chooses to start semi-absentee, then they will be managing the manager. The owner is leading and directing the General Manager who is carrying out the day-to-day tasks.

  • Do I need to buy my own equipment?

    No. You can choose to buy or lease vehicles and equipment, and these costs are included in our Initial Investment ranges described in our FDD. Monster Tree Service® wrapped and branded vehicles become rolling billboards and can further set you apart from the competition.

    To learn more about the Monster Tree Service® ownership options that are available to you, including total investment and territory size, visit the Investment Options Page.

  • Will I need to climb trees?

    We do not require a Monster Tree Service® franchise owners to work on trees and you don’t need to be an arborist. The heart of owning a Monster Tree Service® franchise is about building and managing a business and working well with people. For an overview of the franchise opportunity we are offering, start with the Why Monster? page.

  • Do you operate your own Monster Tree Service®?
    Yes. To help make sure we remain knowledgeable in the tree care industry, we operate our own Monster Tree Service® and continually test new products, equipment, and marketing techniques – so you don’t have to – and then apply what we learn for the benefit of everyone in the Monster Tree Service system. This is a huge advantage compared to companies that just sell franchises. At Monster Tree Service®, we walk the walk and talk the talk.
  • What type of training do you offer?

    A Monster Tree Service® franchise includes two full weeks of initial training, with one week of classroom and hands-on training in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, followed by another full week of onsite training at your location. Training continues throughout your term with ongoing education programs and regular onsite support.

    To learn more, visit the Training and Support Page.

  • Do you offer continuing support?

    Yes. The success of your business is our business, and nobody supports their franchisees better than we do. In addition to the initial training class, we provide onsite assistance during your opening, online training sessions, arborist continuing education, an annual conference, periodic onsite visits during the year, and much more. 

    To learn more, visit the Training and Support Page.

  • What about competition? I see a lot of tree service trucks on the road.

    Small, single-truck operators still dominate the Tree Care Industry. While there are some larger companies, owner/operators who both sell the job and perform the work are still doing most tree service. We believe that a Monster Tree Service® franchise offering exceptional service, branded image, and professionally designed Grand Opening and Monstrous Marketing Strategies has a competitive edge in the marketplace.

    To learn more about how Monstrous Marketing will set you apart from the competition, visit the Marketing Page.

  • How big is the tree service industry?
    According to the Tree Trimming Services in the U.S. Market Research Report by IBISWorld, an independent research firm, the Tree Care Industry produces over $29 billion in annual sales and is growing at a rate of about 5% each year.
  • I would like to learn more. What is my next step?

    To learn more about owning a Monster Tree Service®, complete and submit a Request Franchise Information form.

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