You Don’t Want to Miss This!

By |June 17th, 2019|

“In its fourth year, Frank & Marty’s Excellent Adventure provides owners with a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of a leading landscaping company – this year the local branch of LandCare, one of the most comprehensive and successful commercial landscape services practices in the U.S. and ranked #10 in Lawn & Landscapes’ Top 100,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “You don’t want to miss this! Mark it on your calendar and go.“ For details read the blog.

Know Your Industry by the Top Players & Their Numbers

By |June 4th, 2019|

This week at the Executive Summit & Awards Show in Dallas the 2019 Lawn & Landscape Top 100 Companies by revenue were announced. Know your industry by the top players and their numbers. Who are the top dogs? The up and comers? Which states have the most companies on the list? For details, read the blog.

Join Us in DC for Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Days.

By |May 6th, 2019|

The National Association of Landscape Professionals will hold its annual volunteer service event Renewal & Remembrance in conjunction with its annual advocacy event, Legislative Days on the Hill, July 15-17 in Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia. Don’t miss it. For details read the blog.

Ceibass Amazed at How Much Money is Chasing Landscaping

By |April 17th, 2019|

Last week Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, participated in ACG Denver’s Rocky Mountain Growth Conference. “I met with 19 national investor groups and I am AMAZED at the amount of money chasing the landscaping industry,” said Tom. “They are finally catching on to the great fundamental realities of our industry…” For details read the blog.

Discover some first-hand, “lessons-learned” from a business owner selling his own business.

By |April 11th, 2017|

Selling your lawn & landscape business can be harder than starting it. Discover some first-hand, “lessons-learned” from a business owner selling their own business.

How to Build a Business To Sell

By |January 15th, 2015|

Tom presents tips for building a company you can sell in a video made for the educational series provided by the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado.

Uncommon Planning Pays Off

By |January 6th, 2015|

As Enterprise Value Specialists in the Lawn and Landscape Industry some of the questions we ask our clients are:To help discover the answers we recommend reading the book Blue Ocean Strategy by Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim. In it the authors ask four questions that can form the basis for developing uncontested market space:
Raise: […]

Become a PLANET Ambassador

By |December 12th, 2014|

Encourage your colleagues to join PLANET. Become a PLANET Ambassador today.

You are the greatest testimony to the benefit of membership! Help others tap into a valuable networking, educational, and professional development resource and demonstrate your support and commitment to PLANET. Become a PLANET Ambassador. What’s in it for you?

The opportunity to give back […]

Cash Out? Stay Put? Start Preparing?

By |November 5th, 2014|

In this month’s Lawn & Landscape, Enterprise Value Specialist Tom Fochtman, CEO of Ceibass Venture Partners, reveals new and insightful thinking about one of the most important topics for owners of green industry business: When to Cash Out?

For most owners, the majority of personal wealth resides in their company, and selling is usually how an […]

Tom Fochtman Delivers Important Message at ALCC’s ProGreen Expo!

By |February 20th, 2014|


The Ceibass Team Spoke at ALCC’s ProGreen Expo Recently, in the Colorado Convention Center.

Enterprise Value Specialist, Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, recently lead a group of panelists (his Ceibass team) in a discussion about how to transition landscaping businesses to the next level providing insider secrets on how to build a company you can sell.

For […]