Lawn Docotor


The founders of Lawn Doctor created a strong, financially accessible business system. The management at Lawn Doctor works hard to build upon and improve the values that Lawn Doctor was started from in 1967:

  • Constant innovation that keeps our services in high demand
  • Maintaining our superior industry brand recognition
  • Support for our franchisees in every aspect of their business


Scott Frith, Chairman and CEO (CFE)

Scott Frith“I’ve been fortunate to grow up with the brand, succeeding my father as CEO following his 33 years with the company. My passion is working closely with our team and the franchise owners I have known much of my life to build a very unique organization.
Our vision is to drive significant growth by providing the best customer experience through a highly efficient franchise model that is fun to operate. This will help us fully seize on opportunities to consolidate a highly fragmented industry with less nimble competitors and favorable macro demographic trends.”

Scott leads the innovative 450+ unit franchisor of home services. Over his 17 year career with Lawn Doctor, he has held several positions in manufacturing, consumer marketing, and franchise development prior to his promotion to Chairman and CEO in 2011.

Scott is a member of the board of Project Evergreen, an industry organization with the mission of preserving green spaces. Mr. Frith is the Chairman of the International Franchise Association’s Marketing and Public Relations Committee.

He is a Certified Franchise Executive with a B.A. from Seton Hall University and a M.B.A. from Fordham University.


Rich Restaino, CFO (CFE)

“Lawn Doctor has been a leader in the franchise industry for many years, mostly due to the positive relationships with franchisees. It is so rewarding to know that the entire Lawn Doctor team can in some way contribute to their financial freedom, and that our efforts can provide them with a greater chance of success.”

Rich joined Lawn Doctor as Chief Financial Officer in 2012, and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s Finance, Administration and Information Technology Departments. He has both a degree in Accounting and an MBA, is a Certified Franchise Executive and previously spent close to twenty years in the same position for another home service franchise system.

Rich is a native of New Jersey, and currently resides in Parsippany with his wife and two children.


Dave Newman, Vice President of Operations

“Working with Lawn Doctor over the past 14 years I have had the opportunity to see franchises span generations. It is rewarding to see the support we provide every day help people realize their dreams. We provide franchisees with the tools necessary to develop long lasting relationships with customers, which is something I can relate to.”

Dave started with Lawn Doctor in 1998 as a Regional Business Consultant and now leads the operations team here at Lawn Doctor. Prior to coming to Lawn Doctor, Dave operated a successful garden center and landscape supply business in central New Jersey.

Dave is a native of New Jersey and lives in Brick with his wife and son.


Jason Barclay, Vice President of Franchise Development (CFE)

“I look forward to introducing the Lawn Doctor opportunity to people interested in owning their own business. Lawn Doctor has wonderful Franchisees that continue to positively represent both their brand and entrepreneurial spirit throughout the United States.”

Jason joined Lawn Doctor as Vice President of Franchise Development in 2012. He has a business degree with concentrations in Economics and Accounting, is a Certified Franchise Executive and previously spent nearly fourteen years with Driven Brands, parent company of Meineke Car Care Centers and Maaco, in various roles in development and accounting.

Jason is a native of Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Charlotte, NC.