TAG: family business

No business like snow business

August 15, 2019By
MAAC Property Services staff (Photo: MAAC Property Services)

Adam Schlutt of MAAC Property Services discusses his reluctance to join the family business, his company’s challenges and his approach to the labor issue. read more

Family matters: A look behind a successful generation transition

July 18, 2018By
Crews and K&D Landscaping truck.Photo courtesy of K&D Landscaping

As children, the White siblings—Justin, Shane and Kelsie—weren’t sure they wanted to take over K&D Landscaping. Their parents, Kendall and Dawn, started the company in 1986, expecting it to be little more than a side venture. “We all had different ideas of what we wanted to do when we grew up,” Justin White says. “We grew up on a farm... read more

How one family business has evolved with the times

April 8, 2016By
Photos: Fort Worth Lawn Sprinkler Co.

After 40 years and in its second generation, Fort Worth Lawn Sprinkler Co. evolves with the times. Alan Garcia doesn’t like the term “upselling.” Instead, the president and owner of Fort Worth Lawn Sprinkler Co. says “added value” better describes what his company has to offer. Because for Garcia, it’s not about selling services his clients don’t want or need.... read more

Profit Power: What got you here won’t get you there

September 28, 2015By

Are you ready to transition your landscape business to the next generation? If so, heed the following advice. Transitioning your role—from company leader to parent of the leader—requires a significant amount of self awareness (more than you’ve ever had in the past) to make sure you don’t torpedo the transition process and set up your company to fail. Subconsciously, founding... read more

Video: 5 family business tips

May 18, 2015By

From Jeffrey Scott, here are five straightforward family-business strategies to help you avoid common pitfalls between generations and ensure the success and continued growth of your family enterprise. read more

Video: 3 circles of a family business

February 6, 2015By

Running and growing your family business requires you to master the three circles: ownership, family and management. Watch this video to learn how to separate the boundaries and create a win-win-win environment. read more