TAG: Ed Laflamme

Laflamme updates ‘Green Side Up’ book

March 6, 2018By

Ed Laflamme, LIC, and The Harvest Group released the second edition of the book, “Green Side Up: Straight Talk on Growing & Operating a Profitable Landscape Business.” Drawing on more than 40 years of landscape industry business knowledge, Laflamme, offers lessons in how to do the following: Correctly price jobs; Work with banks; Understand that profit is not a dirty... read more

Harvest the Green Partners to help owners buy, sell businesses

October 10, 2017By

The Harvest Group has created Harvest the Green Partners, a group dedicated to helping business owners buy and sell their businesses. According to the company, Harvest the Green Partners is focused on building a business that has value. Joining the Harvest team is Alison Hoffman, a landscape industry entrepreneur who brings 20 plus years of mergers and acquisitions experience with... read more

Akehurst Landscape Service names new president and CEO

August 25, 2014By

Akehurst Landscape Service’s board of directors appointed John Akehurst to president of the Joppa, Md.-based full-service horticulture business. John Akehurst succeeds his brother, the late Brian Akehurst, who held the position for nine years and died unexpectedly last month. The company, founded in 1876, is in its fifth generation of family ownership. “While I grieve the loss of my brother... 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