Time For A Landscape Business Consultant?

A dozen consultants on how they help landscape companies reach new levels of success.

Wilson360, landscape business consultant
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(Formerly Bruce Wilson & Company. Led by CEO Robert Clinkenbeard. Bruce Wilson remains active as chairman and consultant.)
Greenville, SC
Founded 20+ years ago.

Group Consultant: A team of Green Industry professionals, former landscape business owners, and executives and entrepreneurs, with expertise across all business-management disciplines.

Specialties: Unique experience in market growth and density strategies; leadership development; landscape business operations; mergers and acquisitions; strategic planning; financial planning; operational performance; organizational and professional development; technology; marketing; communications and PR; and recruiting.

Unique Knowledge: snow and ice management; water and drought management; plant health care; sustainability and conservation; customer relationship management/satisfaction; market research, benchmarking and data analysis; media relations; and talent management.

Wilson360 consultants are active in Green Industry legislative affairs, including H2B and issues impacting the environment and climate action, and study market trends impacting the commercial, institutional, and residential property industries.

Typical Client: CEOs and landscape business owners nationwide: all regions, sectors, and service lines, including design-build, commercial landscape maintenance, snow/ice, drought/water management/irrigation, PHC/IPM, and tree care. Annual revenue: from building businesses at $5M to multi-branch, multi-region firms at $25M+, to national rollups, to companies diversifying, selling, or re-grouping.

Method(s) Of Consulting: In-person, one-on-one, team training, virtual meeting, webinars, focus groups, and prepared materials, plus annual client conferences and invitations to select executive leadership and development programs, workshops, virtual training, and boot camps. Engagement model: project-based assignments, long-term engagements, fractional/interim executive positions, and specialty assignments, such as financial benchmarking, product/service launches, and annual surveys.

What Clients Can Expect: Aggregate executive experience, high-caliber professional insight, and MBAs focused on strategy, operations, and implementation. Wilson360 has long-standing relationships with first- and second-generation clients, including a history of working with some clients for decades, and a reputation for trust based on the quality and impact of results.

The firm emphasizes teamwork and collaboration, boasts a network of valuable connections and resources, and has the ability to compete on all levels. Wilson360+, the firm’s multimedia and resource partner network, offers additional value through market intelligence, podcasts, webinars, and access to proprietary tools and information available only to Wilson360 clients.

Greg SharplessSharpless is an award-winning freelance writer and former editor of OPE Business magazine. He has worked with and covered a range of markets and industries throughout his career.

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