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Don’t Miss This Excellent Adventure!

By |June 7th, 2021|

Don’t miss this excellent adventure! “Frank and Marty have been providing owners with a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of leading landscaping companies – this year at Ruppert Landscape – with 1800 employees and 29 branches -- it’s one the leading landscape services practices in the U.S.,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “And you get all the insights from Frank Mariani, CEO of Mariani Landscape, and Marty Grunder CEO of Grunder Landscaping and The Grow Group. This event is packed with best practices you don’t want to miss.” For more details, read the blog.

Now is the time to move forward with your exit plans.

By |May 17th, 2021|

“What is so special about right now in the lawn and landscape industry is the intersection of many factors to create one very special moment in time,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Start with cheap money. Interest rates are at all time lows. The big players are looking to grow. There’s a boom coming and, most of all … “ For details read the blog.

Recruiting, Let’s Get After It!

By |May 11th, 2021|

The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass know that recruiting is a major obstacle to growth in the lawn and landscape industry! “So step up and improve your recruitment practices. Change your mindset,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Here are specific tips and techniques to recruit more effectively that we’ve encountered working with business owners throughout the country … “ For details read the blog.

It’s time to step up and acknowledge the new obligations of recruiting.

By |May 5th, 2021|

It’s time to step up and acknowledge the new obligations of recruiting in the lawn and landscape industry. “The first new obligation of recruiting is that it is a full-time job, 24/7. You can’t let up at all, said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Accept the costs and move forward. Companies have to have a strategic plan around recruiting that they are working all the time. Non-stop. Have HR or an employee dedicated to recruitment.” What else should you be doing? For details read the blog.

Challenges sellers face when they don’t have an exit plan.

By |April 28th, 2021|

Sellers face difficult challenges when they don’t have an exit plan. “At Ceibass we have seen many instances where sellers were not organized to sell their businesses and they left money on the table. They contracted us too late in the process, subsequently they suffered,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “It could have been not understanding the true value of their business, an unfavorable deal structure, bad timing or not having a buyer-ready management team in place.” For more details read the blog.

Are You Ready for the Expansion?

By |April 19th, 2021|

Are you ready for the expansion? The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass have concluded that lawn and landscape companies had better prepare. “Raise your prices, expand your line of credit, shop everything, “ said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Get your H-2Bs in order and enhance your recruiting. Plan to take market share.” For more tips and essential to-dos, read the blog.

Spread The Green Word!

By |April 6th, 2021|

Every year the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) helps lawn & landscape companies celebrate National Lawn Care Month by providing tools for educating consumers about the benefits of a healthy lawn.

“Healthy lawns have a tremendous positive impact on climate change,” said Tom Fochtman Ceibass CEO. “For example, did you know that healthy lawns provide […]

Madness In the Lawn & Landscape Industry

By |March 17th, 2021|

March Madness is upon us and the enterprise value specialists at Ciebass were recollecting some of the “madness” that they have witnessed in the lawn and landscape industry.

“If you think of madness as behaviors or thinking that is foolish or irrational or unwise we have seen a lot,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “I think […]

More On What’s Next for Lawn & Landscape Business Owners

By |March 12th, 2021|

The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass know that It has been a record year for lawn and landscape business owners. Record revenues, record profits and PPP money. 2020 was stellar. So what’s next for lawn and landscape business owners? Employee migration? PPP money investments? For more of what’s next read the blog.

It’s Been a Hell of a Year. Tend to the People Who Endured It With You.

By |March 3rd, 2021|

With the relaxation of the pandemic and a possible end or at least a serious let up in the spread of the virus seemingly around the corner the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass have been talking to lawn and landscape business owners about what’s next.