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TAG: Seth Kehne

NALP names 6 new Trailblazers

September 6, 2017By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) named six industry members as its newest Trailblazers. These individuals were nominated by their peers for making significant and long-term contributions to the landscape industry and are committed to giving back to the industry through mentoring other industry professionals. Each Trailblazer sets aside one day per year to provide on-site mentoring to a... read more

Risk vs. reward

May 12, 2017By

Lawn Butler leverages its conservative, debt-free philosophy for steady growth. Zero-debt disciples say your home’s grass feels better under your feet once your mortgage is paid off. There is something to the emotional and psychological effects of having no debt—or in Seth Kehne’s case—running a debt-free company. You sleep easier at night. You make better long-term decisions. Essentially, you’re free.... read more

Case study: Delegation dilemma

October 22, 2014By

The problem: Seth Kehne, owner of Lawn Butler in East Tennessee, started his company in 1999 in his senior year of high school. He watched it grow slowly and steadily over time; looking back, he compares the growth to the boiling frog metaphor. Translation: It crept up on him. One day it was a small side business, then suddenly he... read more