TAG: Lawn Doctor

LLCP recapitalizes Lawn Doctor

December 15, 2014By

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, completed a recapitalization of Lawn Doctor. The transaction provided ongoing working capital for Lawn Doctor and also helped pay a shareholder dividend. “We are pleased to have completed this important divided recapitalization,” LLCP CEO Lauren Leichtman said. “The transaction increased Lawn Doctor’s senior credit facility to approximately $22 million... read more

Project EverGreen volunteers green up Liberty Island

June 11, 2014By

The Statue of Liberty is famously green, with her oxidized copper patina. But one part of Liberty Island, where the monument sits, was in need of a green up, due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. On June 10 more than 30 volunteers coordinated by Project EverGreen, a national non-profit organization that revitalizes green spaces, partook in... read more

New direction

May 5, 2014By

How landscape and lawn care pros use strategies from their first careers to improve their Green Industry operations. F or years, every Monday morning Bruce Ward boarded a plane from Columbus, Ohio, to Philadelphia to commute to his job as senior director of oncology sales for pharmaceutical company Cephalon. He’d fly home Thursday night either to Ohio or to an underused... read more

Lawn care business thrives as housing market improves

April 1, 2013By

As 2013 brings new hope for the housing market, one lawn care company executive explained on Fox Business’ After the Bell that business has been good. Liz Claman, the television show’s host, asked the owners of three businesses in the home service industry to reveal what they are experiencing now that housing starts are up, existing home sales are increasing,... read more

Harl purchases 17th Lawn Doctor franchise

January 2, 2013By
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COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—The Colorado Springs Business Journal reports that “Denver businessman Brent Harl, who helped grow Bruegger’s Bagels in Colorado during the 1990s, has bought the Colorado Springs Lawn Doctor store, making it his 17th location in the state.” To read the article in its entirety, click here. read more

Sharpening the saw

October 1, 2010By

Scott Frith, vice president — marketing and franchise development for Lawn Doctor, headquartered in Holmdel, NJ, believes the economic situation actually strengthened the company. “It caused us to take a really close look at our business, our team and our processes to look at what opportunities are out there,” he says. “Stephen Covey calls it ‘sharpening the saw,’ so you... read more