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TAG: Columbus Ohio

Columbus landscaping company sold to employees

February 5, 2020By

GreenScapes Landscape Co., a Columbus, Ohio, based commercial and residential landscaping company, has been sold to its employees in an employee stock-ownership plan (ESOP), reports Columbus Business First.  Bill Gerhardt, founder and president of the 42-year-old company, sold the operation to 75 full-time employees. The ESOP allows the employees to have an ownership stake in the firm through a trust.... read more

My biggest mistake: Joel Korte

December 1, 2010By

Joel Korte’s business was strong but depended heavily on only a few major accounts. When he lost one of them — and 30% of his business with it — he realized an important lesson.   In 2001, business was not only strong and stable but growing for Joel Korte, then-owner of Urban Environments, Inc., in Columbus, OH (Korte has since... read more