Helping Landscape Business Owners to Fix, Scale and Exit their Business
Episode #168 – Selling Highly Creative Design Build For High Profit with Traven Pelletier
Traven Pelletier is the Owner of Lotus Gardenscapes.
Lotus Gardenscapes is an award-winning design/build, maintenance and tree company located in Dexter, MI.
Traven is an artist at heart, and a highly creative hardscape designer who has built a hugely successful firm that attains high profits with its highly customized, artistic design build work.
Lotus Gardenscapes also offers maintenance and tree service, with other spin-off services planned for the future.
It’s difficult to be creative and high profit, and yet Traven has attained both.
Episode #167 – Hiring a COO and CEO with George Tucker
George Tucker is owner of LanDesign in MO.
Founded in 2002, it is one of the most progressive, well-known green industry businesses in the St. Louis region specializing in commercial and residential landscape projects with a services arm and a new irrigation division.
George has hired a CEO and a COO to run the business, and with a deep leadership bench they are capable of complex projects like renovation of the St Louis Arch facility.
But how he found them and why he hired them is a unique story that will inspire you.
Episode #166 – Economic Predictions For 2021 With Economist Dr. Charlie Hall
Dr. Charlie Hall is the top economist in the Green Industry.
He is a passionate speaker on all things green (money and plants.)
Growing up in the industry on a nursery in Western North Carolina, Dr. Hall currently is a professor in the Department of Horticultural Science at Texas A&M University. He has degrees in landscape design, economics and horticulture, and is the single most influential economist in our industry.
In this episode, Jeffrey and Dr.Hall discuss the new Biden administration and the economic trends for 2021 and beyond.
Episode #165 – Live a Culture of Excellence; Pillar 2 from “Become A Destination Company®”
This is the second pillar from Jeffrey Scott’s book, Become a Destination Company®. A Roadmap to Attract, Motivate, and Retain Great Employees.
Live a Culture of Excellence
In this episode, Jeffrey will show you what you need to do as a company to create a Culture of Excellence.
To attract and retain great people, you must give them ample evidence of your high standards and of the quality-driven culture you live every day.
This chapter includes strategies and systems for implementing such a culture of excellence in your company and developing and maintaining a reputation for doing excellent work.
Episode #164 – Two Brothers Grow Residential Firm To $30M and 6 Branches with Kevin McHale
Kevin McHale is the President and co-owner of McHale Landscape Design, MD.
He started the business with his brother 40 years ago. Now, it is a $30M residential business with 300 employees spread over 6 locations.
McHale’s business is unique for three reasons:
* A strong branch network all focused on residential work
* Ample in-house crews in carpentry and hardscape including home building
* A very employee-centric culture with well-represented female leadership and high employee retention
Jeffrey Scott and Kevin discuss how McHale built his success and how others can compete against firms like his. Plus, tune in to hear the innovative moves Kevin has made with his company to be proactive as the industry evolves.
Episode #163 Vision Is An Action Verb; Pillar 1 from “Become A Destination Company®”
This is the first pillar from Jeffrey Scott’s book, Become a Destination Company®. A Roadmap to Attract, Motivate and Retain Great Employees.
Nurture Your Company By Making Vision an Action Verb.
In this episode, Jeffrey explains why attracting, motivating, focusing, and retaining great employees starts and ends with a concrete and compelling vision.
If you do not flesh out your vision, and if you do not keep your vision front and center with your staff, it will wither and die along with your company’s energy and focus. You will learn strategies and specific tools for outlining, developing, and communicating a vibrant company vision.
Read by the author, Jeffrey Scott.