After a successful career in public accounting and global finance, Ted Kramer left corporate America and purchased his first Lawn * Doctor franchise in the fall of 2006. (Fueled by the desire to spend more time with his son.) Lawn * Doctor of Long Island began operations in 2007 with 38 clients; today, it encompasses a block of 10 franchises covering 66 zip codes in New York’s Nassau and Suffolk Counties. It services approximately 3,000 commercial and residential clients.
Ted graduated from SUNY Buffalo in 1989 with degrees in accounting, finance and economics. Following his formal studies, Ted became a New York State CPA and began working for Ernst & Young in its media and entertainment division of the audit department. He has held various positions in several different media and advertising companies, including controller and CFO, as well as worldwide director of operations (for Young & Rubicam). All along the way Ted gained valuable knowledge in finance and operations, which ultimately equipped him to start his own franchise company.
An active member of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce since 2022, Ted regularly attends meetings and events. In his spare time, he is an avid cyclist, enjoys movies, cooking, dining out, frequents car shows and is a proud New York Yankees fan.