The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass recognize that for most of the United States the spring of 2019 was a super-wet, super-cold experience.

This caused delays in mowing schedules which put a lot of stress of employees and their time. Landscaping plans were being disrupted. Planting timetables were out of wack. Installers couldn’t work and they were getting jammed up. Customers weren’t happy. Most lawn & landscape owners were geared up and ready to go but the weather was not cooperating.  Revenues were hurting.

Then the weather turned and it was a mad dash to get things going right again. It was giddyup time. Chop-chop. 

And now it’s the dog days of summer. The summer doldrums are here.

“It’s been a hard time for owners getting caught up this year. Now is the time to make hay and get revenues back up,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “But be forewarned, keep an even keel. When it’s hot and the sultry dog days of summer are upon us, tempers can rise with the temperature, people are already stressed, slightly overworked, and there can be a little stagnation and laziness. It’s easy to be short-tempered, and run low on empathy. But understand the pressures your employees are under. Take time and care for them. Work with them. Let them know you appreciate their efforts.”

Tom went on to say that “yes, you have to keep your eye on the ball, keep up workmanship and quality and watch your budgets…but treat your team as your team, as you would want to be treated. Do something special for them. And they will be there for you for a long, long time.”