Madness in the Lawn and Landscape Industry

By |March 11th, 2022|

“When I reflect on ‘madness’ I think about behaviors that just don’t make sense given the reality of being a business owner in our industry,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Being too busy to think about where the business is headed is typical. Not having an exit strategy or running the business as if they were going to sell it is another form of madness. And there’s things like not implementing work in progress billing, being behind on autonomous mowing, or slow to move from gas to electric.” For the complete list read the blog.

Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together for Success

By |February 3rd, 2022|

“Saturn Five has added a true industry jewel to their growing landscape portfolio with the acquisition of Good Earth Garden Center. This is a perfect fit,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Gregg Curtis bought The Good Earth Garden Center in 1995 and has grown the company to be a full-service garden center, offering retail products as well as landscaping, property maintenance and pest control. This truly is a great match – buyer and seller are perfectly suited for each other.” For more read the blog.

Considerations Before Finalizing Your 2022 Plan

By |December 8th, 2021|

Before you put the final touches on your 2022 strategic plan there are some important things to consider. “Is it ambitious enough? Are you making the right moves to grow the top line and increase EBITDA?” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Can your team handle it? What skills do they need? Where are the potential breakdowns in the plan? The risks and probabilities of risk? Is the competitive analysis up to snuff?” These are just a few of the questions lawn and landscape business owners need to ask themselves when reviewing their plans. For more details read the blog.

Get It On Your Calendar

By |November 16th, 2021|

Where do you begin to deal with the staffing issues that are impeding growth in lawn and landscape?

What’s Frightening to the Enterprise Value Specialists at Ceibass this Halloween

By |October 25th, 2021|

With Halloween approaching this Sunday, the team of value specialists at Ceibass got together to shed some light on what scares them the most. “Without a doubt, what scares me the most is lawn and landscape business owners without an exit plan or an exit mindset,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. What else? Droughts, floods, the prospects for punishing tax legislation, postponing upgrades to equipment and technology to squeeze a little margin … for more details, read the blog.

Build a Strong Management Team

By |October 13th, 2021|

Are you building a strong management team? Don’t neglect this key area of your business. “Failure to build a strong, capable management team, in addition to making your job as the owner more difficult, will also discourage potential buyers from paying maximum value for your business when you want to sell,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. For some of the key traits of owners who neglect this responsibility, read the blog.

Finish The Year Strong!

By |October 4th, 2021|

Finish the year strong! “For the landscape industry, October is the time of year to get a firm grip on where you stand for the year, a time to take serious inventory, ground your assessments, and get into a kick-ass mode to end the year strong. This is not the time to relax. Put the pedal down and achieve a record year,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. For details on how to what to do read the blog.

Be a Part of NALP’s On Tour – Virtual Series

By |January 13th, 2021|

The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass are always interested in how successful lawn & landscape companies operate.

“How do successful companies become more successful? You study what the great companies do and then you adopt and adapt and make it your own,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “That’s why you have to be a part of […]

What To Concentrate On In 2021

By |January 5th, 2021|

For the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass the New Year, 2021, began back in September 2020 as they assisted ambitious lawn and landscape business owners with their 2021 business planning.

“Now that the New Year is here, it is an ideal time for lawn and landscape business owners to work on their resolve. What do we […]

Here’s To You and Yours …

By |December 21st, 2020|

One of the joys of the Holiday season for the Enterprise Value Specialists at Ceibass is taking the time to reflect and to be thankful for the growth of the lawn & landscape industry in 2020.

“There is so much to be thankful for in our industry. First and foremost is the designation of lawn and […]