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TAG: Ron Edmonds

LCF panelists weigh in on biggest mistakes

January 12, 2017By

Our expert panelists weigh in on the biggest mistakes they see in each of their areas of specialization. A novice lawn care operator is likely going to struggle, even with some basic training. It takes years of practice to become an expert at anything. While you might be the best turf manager on the block, there’s likely another area where... read more

2015 Lawn Care Forum: M&A activity in the green industry

January 24, 2016By

Ron Edmonds, principal consultant for The Principium Group, talks about mergers and acquisitions occurring in the green industry. Read a Q&A with Edmonds on this topic from the November 2015 issue of Landscape Management. read more

Industry members react to TruGreen, Scotts LawnService merger

December 10, 2015By

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. merging Scotts LawnService with its largest competitor, TruGreen, is no doubt a huge deal—to the tune 2.3 million customers and $1.3 billion in combined revenue—but it wasn’t a huge surprise to some industry observers. And questions remain about how many details will be worked out. “It was pretty clear that Scotts LawnService wasn’t a core activity for... read more

Inside industry mergers and acquisitions

November 27, 2015By

We tapped green industry mergers and acquisitions expert Ron Edmonds to get an update on the consolidation activity in the landscape market. LM: How would you characterize the level of interest and activity among all buyers when it comes to the landscape industry? Ron Edmonds (RE): The level of interest among buyers is at a very high level.  This phenomenon... read more

Wealth Building Summit panel enlightens on acquisitions

October 21, 2015By

Christopher Noon of SmartLawn and Debby Cole of Greater Texas Landscapes and The Groundskeepers led a panel discussion on acquisitions during the Wealth Building Summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 21. The event, keynoted by consultants Jeffery Scott and Ron Edmonds, was held during Landscapes 2015. Noon sold Noon Turf Care in July. TruGreen acquired the company,... read more

Profit Power: Unlock the value of your business

August 21, 2015By

A few weeks ago I interviewed green industry acquisition expert Ron Edmonds for 60 minutes on the topic of “What is your business worth?” We had a lively debate! Here are nine insights from that conversation—and from my own investigations and experience—that will help you unlock the value of your business. 1. If you plan to retire or are even... read more