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Appreciating The Lawn and Landscape Industry

By |November 25th, 2019|

There is so much to be thankful for in our world of abundance. And Thanksgiving is that special time of year for appreciating the blessings of the harvest. It is a very special time for Ceibass CEO, Tom Fochtman. “ I am especially thankful for…” Read the blog.

Rally During the Dog Days of Summer

By |August 9th, 2019|

It was a rough spring. Super-wet. Super-cold. Delayed schedules. Lost revenues. For lawn & landscape business owners it was a tough time. Then the weather broke and it was a mad dash to get back on track and make hay. And now the dog days of summer are here. What do you do? Chill and read the blog.

Don’t Drift. Grow Your Business. Practice Ambition.

By |August 6th, 2019|

Ambition is a skill. It is not something you are born with. Top business owners in the lawn & landscape industry realize the importance of producing and remembering their ambitions. Discover more on the power of big goals to launch your success. Read the blog.

Traits of Successful Lawn & Landscape Business Owners

By |July 30th, 2019|

What are some of the common traits of successful lawn & landscape professionals that aspiring business owners might want to cultivate? Read the blog for more on virtues and vices.

What Do You Do Given the Current Economic Situation?

By |July 9th, 2019|

As a lawn & landscape business owner, what actions do you take given the current economic situation? “Right now, this is the epitome of get it done while you can,” said Tom Fochtman. “Make hay.” For details read the blog.

Celebrating Independence!

By |June 28th, 2019|

At Ceibass, our Independence Day is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation as an independent nation and a time to celebrate lawn & landscape business owners who have constituted their ambition to be financially independent. Political freedom first. Then financial freedom. For details read the blog.

A Tribute to David Frank, Lawn & Landscape Pioneer

By |June 10th, 2019|

In February, the industry lost one of its great leaders. David J. Frank, founder of David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, passed away after an illness. “I had the privilege of knowing David Frank,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “He was one of the true pioneers of our industry.” For more, read the blog.

What To Do When You’re Going WACKO.

By |May 22nd, 2019|

The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass realize that at this time of year most lawn & landscape business owners are going WACKO – spring startups, weather delays, labor shortages, taking on too much…what should you do? For details read the blog.

Industry Growth Initiative

By |May 1st, 2019|

“The NALP Foundation is committed to growing the industry and its workforce through the Industry Growth Initiative,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO and President-Elect, NALP Foundation. “The Industry Growth Initiative (IGI) is the most important initiative the Foundation has ever undertaken. The future of our industry is at stake.” For details read the blog.

Landscaping’s March Madness!

By |April 1st, 2019|

March 20 -23, 2019, Tom Fochtman, Ceibass, CEO, was a judge at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. “This is landscaping’s March Madness!” said Tom. “The best, brightest and most ambitious are here competing.” For details read the blog.