North Carolina Lawn Care Franchise Goes Green

Top Quote Freedom Lawns Receives Platinum Status for Green Business Practices. End Quote
  • Houston, TX (1888PressRelease) August 05, 2011 - Freedom Lawns, of Hampstead, North Carolina has reached platinum status through the Green Business Bureau's (GBB) green certification program (

    The organic based lawn and plant care company is recognized by GBB for its outstanding commitment to conserving the environment and for adopting principles and practices that demonstrate the ability to operate in a green manner.

    The GBB provides national, third-party green business certifications for businesses that strive to reach sustainability, save money and improve the environment.

    "We decided to become a member of the Green Business Bureau after exploring various green organizations," says Mark Tamn, CEO and Founder of Freedom Lawns. "We wanted to work a credible organization that had the highest green standards available. The benefits that we have received by being a member of the GBB are related to credibility, public perception, and knowing that we are contributing to the preservation of health and sustainability of our ecosystems and environment."

    Founded in 1999, Freedom Lawns emphasizes a greener and more professional approach to lawn care for residential and commercial clients. The company has its own line of organic based products for lawn and landscape care. Freedom Lawns began franchising in 2006, and currently has seven franchises in the southeastern United States.

    "GBB is proud to recognize Freedom Lawn's contribution to making the environment a healthier place live and work," says Marcos J. Cordero, LEED AP and CEO of GBB. "The added benefits of green certifications include cost-savings, increased ROI and increased marketing opportunities that companies receive when implementing green practices."

    In order for companies to achieve the platinum level status of green business certification, they must adhere to certain guidelines, standards and procedures set forth by GBB's industry experts.

    According to Cordero, once those guidelines have been met, members who become platinum certified almost always see positive changes, including increased employee morale, customer satisfactions and increased savings due to less waste.

    "The [platinum] membership has saved us money by making us aware of the need to conserve energy and reuse items that we otherwise would not reuse," says Tamn.

    For more info about Freedom Lawns and their green initiatives, visit You can also learn more about green business certifications at

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