TAG: The Harvest Group

People on the Move: Chris Darnell joins The Harvest Group; LandCare promotes one; Central Turf & Irrigation Supply selects general manager; and more from Davey Tree, Douglas Dynamics and ISA

August 8, 2018By

Chris Darnell is joining The Harvest Group as a head harvester. Darnell—who helped a St. Louis area landscape and snow management company average a 19 percent increase in new sales each year—is invested in helping landscape professionals grow their businesses using modern sales strategies and leaving a long-lasting impression on the landscape and snow removal industries. Darnell continues to work at Bluegrass... read more

Labor Tip: Dial up digitally

April 2, 2018By
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It’s a repeated theme within the green industry: Everyone is concerned about the labor market. “It’s basically shifted from an employer market to an employee market,” says Steve Cesare, an HR consultant at landscape business consulting firm, The Harvest Group. With so many available positions, how can landscape pros staff up? Cesare recommends dialing up digital presences to attract top... read more

Laflamme updates ‘Green Side Up’ book

March 6, 2018By

Ed Laflamme, LIC, and The Harvest Group released the second edition of the book, “Green Side Up: Straight Talk on Growing & Operating a Profitable Landscape Business.” Drawing on more than 40 years of landscape industry business knowledge, Laflamme, offers lessons in how to do the following: Correctly price jobs; Work with banks; Understand that profit is not a dirty... read more

Harvest Group establishes virtual peer group

November 21, 2017By

The Harvest Group introduced a new peer group called the Harvesters’ Virtual Peer Group. The group, meeting monthly via phone, provides business owners the opportunity to talk with peers in similar-sized companies about the everyday challenges of running a company. Lead by Fred Haskett, The Harvesters’ Virtual Peer Group brings together groups of eight to 12 fellow contractor-related businesses from different... read more

Harvest the Green Partners to help owners buy, sell businesses

October 10, 2017By

The Harvest Group has created Harvest the Green Partners, a group dedicated to helping business owners buy and sell their businesses. According to the company, Harvest the Green Partners is focused on building a business that has value. Joining the Harvest team is Alison Hoffman, a landscape industry entrepreneur who brings 20 plus years of mergers and acquisitions experience with... read more

NALP, Harvest Group launch retention, recruiting educational event

December 6, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and the Harvest Group are launching The People Academy Live, a two-day workshop, in Orlando, Fla., and Dallas this winter. “We know that finding the right employees—and keeping them—is one of the biggest concerns that landscape and lawn care companies face,” said NALP CEO Sabeena Hickman. “We are committed to helping our members find... read more