Scotts LawnService (SLS), a division of The Scotts Company, LLC, is the world's leading supplier and marketer of consumer products for do-it-yourself lawn and garden care, with a full range of products for horticulture as well. Our products are No. 1 in every major category and in virtually every major country in which we compete. We are close to $2 billion in revenue, within a $5.8 billion global consumer lawn and garden market. Our leading brands in the U.S. include Scotts, Miracle-Gro and Ortho. We are also the exclusive marketers for the consumer Roundup brand, which is owned by Monsanto. Our leading brands abroad include Weedol, Evergreen, Levington, KB, Fertiligene, Nexa Lotte, Celafor, and Substral.
A significant portion of our near term growth will be fueled by our Scotts LawnService division, our entry into the $3.6 billion "do-it-for-me" lawn care market. Originally founded in 1997, SLS has rapidly established a 4 percent market share, representing the No. 2 position within this highly fragmented market.
Fueled by over 70 acquisitions since our inception, we now have 72 company-owned service locations and 74 franchise service locations across the United States, servicing over 300,000 customers. Our company owned locations employ nearly 1,400 associates.