TAG: Larry Ryan

LM150: Focusing on growth

June 9, 2016By

After a few years of what he calls “sluggish” growth, partially due to $30 million worth of damage done to the company’s properties from Imprelis herbicide, Ryan and his team are refocusing on sales. Your company is focusing on growth by enlisting all employees in the company to help find business. Tell me where the idea came from to get... read more

Ryan Lawn & Tree gets into retail, acquires Stihl dealer

February 5, 2015By

Ryan Lawn & Tree, located in Overland Park, Kan., acquired Maisch Small Engine, a Lenexa, Kan.-based Stihl dealer that has serviced the landscaping industry for three years.   The transaction, which was completed Nov. 3, allows Ryan Lawn & Tree to now offer Stihl equipment repair services in addition to its lawn care services.   “We want to welcome our... read more

Ryan Lawn & Tree acquires Reid Irrigation

July 8, 2014By

Overland Park, Kan.-based Ryan Lawn & Tree purchased Reid Irrigation, located in Tulsa, Okla. In the interim, Reid Irrigation will continue to operate as its own company. Founder Gene Reid will manage and develop Ryan Lawn & Tree’s business model for its irrigation department. “We are thrilled to partner with Reid Irrigation and to learn from Gene,” said Larry Ryan,... read more

Ryan Lawn & Tree acquires Simply Green

February 13, 2014By

Ryan Lawn & Tree, a 25-year-old, employee-owned company based in Overland Park, Kan., merged with Simply Green Lawn Sprinklers, located in Riverside, Mo. Simply Green notified its nearly 1,000 clients of the transition last month. “We are thrilled to partner with Simply Green and to learn from Tony Shores, who is now a national consultant with Rain Bird,” said Larry... read more

Hire slow, grow fast

October 1, 2010By

Larry Ryan, president of Ryan Lawn & Tree in Overland, KS, believes the quality of his company’s growth has come from the quality of the people he hires — and that’s an area where the economy has actually helped his business. “A lot of the people who would normally go into the golf course industry are coming to us,” he... read more