Bill Arman and Ed Laflamme

We here at Lawn & Landscape are thrilled to once again partner with the Harvest Group’s Bill Arman and Ed Laflamme to bring you the Turnaround Tour.

This project allows us to dig in with companies just like yours, that have problems just like yours. Throughout the year, we’ll be able to document the solutions Bill and Ed suggest and watch as the companies implement those suggestions.

After combing through applications solicited last year for the 2018 tour, we chose companies in Florida, Pennsylvania and Arizona, that displayed strong characteristics of a growing company – a willingness to learn, listen and take chances.

Bill, Ed and myself were able to spend a few days with these companies in November and December, and that wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our sponsors.

We are thrilled to have Fleetmatics, a Verizon company, once again be the Platinum sponsor for this project.

“As the sponsor of last year’s Turnaround Tour, it was truly fulfilling to see the participants improve their businesses by adopting best practices and making better decisions based on data,” says Todd Ewing, director of product marketing at Fleetmatics, a Verizon Company. “As a company that’s dedicated to delivering vehicle and workforce data that drives that type of insight, Fleetmatics again is proud to sponsor this new group of growth-oriented landscapers on their journey to success.”

In addition to Fleetmatics’ support, we are excited to welcome Greenius and Exmark as gold level sponsors.

I know all of our sponsors are looking forward to watching these companies achieve their goals for 2018.

Throughout 2018, Lawn & Landscape will chronicle the participants’ ups, downs and everything in between through our different multimedia platforms. 

We hope you can pull tips from here that will help you turn a problem you have into an opportunity to grow your business.

Brian Horn, editor, Lawn & Landscape