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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.

Critical Factors to Grow Your Business

By |March 22nd, 2019|

Last month the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass joined ambitious landscape pros from around the country in Denver, Colorado at GROW! 2019, the annual conference held by Marty Grunder of The Grow Group. “I want to drill down on the most important critical factor to emerge from this conference, and that is the need to develop a strong leadership team,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass, CEO. For more read the blog.

More On Building Your Business With The Exit In Mind.

By |March 11th, 2019|

The Ceibass team of enterprise value specialists have been getting a lot of phone calls regarding Ceibass CEO Tom Fochtman’s recent tips for building a business with an exit in mind. So here are more insights on the topic based on the great conversations the team has had over the past month. Read the blog.

Take-A-Ways from GROW! 2019

By |March 4th, 2019|

In late February the enterprise value
specialists at Ceibass joined 400 ambitious landscape pros from around the
country in Denver, Colorado at Grow! 2019,
the annual conference held by Marty Grunder and The Grow Group, along with some
of the most successful leaders in the green industry.

“This was a
great ‘hands-on’ conference to set your year up for success. […]

Ceibass, Acting as Advisor to Seller, Announces Acquisition

By |February 26th, 2019|

Ceibass, acting as advisor to the seller, is proud to announce the acquisition of Colorado Treescapes of Denver, Colorado by Bartlett Tree Experts of Stamford, Connecticut during January 2019. For details read the blog.

EBITDA Part Two: More Essential Practices.

By |February 6th, 2019|

Last month, Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, was a guest speaker at J.R. Huston Consulting’s Brainstorming Meeting in Park City, Utah. More than 25 companies and 75 lawn and landscape business professionals were in attendance. Tom’s topic: Building a Landscape Business With An Exit In Mind. “To build an enduring business focus on EBITDA,” said Tom. So what are some of the best practices to be in to enhance EBITDA? Read the blog for Part Two of essential practices.

EBITDA Best Practices

By |February 1st, 2019|

Recently, Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, was a guest speaker at J.R. Huston Consulting’s Brainstorming Meeting in Park City, Utah. More than 25 companies and 75 lawn and landscape business professionals were in attendance. Tom’s topic: Building a Landscape Business With An Exit In Mind. “To build an enduring business focus on EBITDA,” said Tom. So what are some of the best practices to be in to enhance EBITDA? Read the blog.