TAG: Bill Arman

Build a plan

May 10, 2016By

Do you want to have a successful business? Really successful? Do you want to make money? Real money? Do you want to avoid 72-hour weeks? Have time with your family? Have a company that’s worth a lot in the future? Of course you do. Well, it doesn’t happen by accident; it takes planning. You need to have a plan. For... read more

Hitting performance targets

March 12, 2015By
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How three firms tackle performance goals for maintenance crews, including establishing standards and recognizing employees for meeting or surpassing their marks. Path to success ND Landscape Georgetown, Mass. At ND Landscape, it was confirmed with a set of Legos—more specifically, the directions to a set of Legos. The target was to put a Lego set together as quickly as possible.... read more

PLANET dubs 9 new Trailblazers

September 11, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) named nine new Trailblazers, two for their excellence in design/build installation and seven for their achievements in landscape management. The new trailblazers, nominated by peers for their contributions to the Green Industry, include: Darin Brockelbank, Metro GreenScape, Charlotte, N.C. (design/build installation); Joel Hafner, Fine Earth Landscape, Poolesville, Md. (design/build installation); Bill Arman, The Harvest Group, Dana Point,... read more

LCIS, Harvest Group form business partnership

July 22, 2014By

Landscape Contractors Insurance Services (LCIS), Fresno, Calif., is partnering with The Harvest Group. The alliance will provide LCIS customers with business training and customized consulting. LCIS specializes in insuring landscape contractors in 22 states. The Harvest Group is an international business consultancy with more than 80 years of combined landscape business experience. It is currently doing business in 42 states... read more

What I’m Reading Wednesday: Any business regrets?

May 7, 2014By

Work is well underway for the 2014 LM150 list, to be published in June. It’s our annual report of the industry’s largest companies, ranked by annual revenue. Our theme for this year’s coverage is “lessons learned,” and we’re identifying those lessons by asking CEOs on the list, “Knowing what you know now, what what would you do differently when you... read more

The Harvest Group pioneers program for landscape business growth

September 23, 2013By

The Harvest Group launched the Harvest Academy, an online program designed to help landscape business owners and managers overcome challenges involved with growing a landscape business. The Harvest Academy is the brainchild of Bill Arman and Ed Laflamme, LIC, who bring more than 80 years of hands-on experience running landscape businesses.  In that time, Arman and Laflamme saw many businesses—mainly... read more