Meet Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy of Envisor Consulting
A Familiar Story
I understand that building and growing a successful landscaping business is hard work. I started my first business with only $1,000 and an old pickup truck. Sound familiar?
I made lots of mistakes along the way, but with lots of hard work and the application of some key business fundamentals my team and I built a market leading business which was acquired by Landcare when I was just 39 years old. I continued in the landscape industry by acquiring Scapes Landscape in Atlanta which we grew to $17milliion and sold to ValleyCrest Landscape in 2007 where I served in sales leadership until I started Envisor Consulting. It’s been a fun ride!
Through all the successes and mistakes, I’ve learned first-hand the keys to growing a successful landscaping business that provides the excitement and quality of life you imagined when you first started on your own.
My good friend and industry expert, Ben Gandy, and I created Envisor Consulting with a mission of helping business owners like yourself get “unstuck” and breakthrough to new levels of growth, profitability, and industry respect.
Our Green Dot Operating System is a collection of best practices that provides a proven framework that will push your business to the next level like you deserve.
Ready for a breakthrough? Let us help you! Schedule a complimentary consultation today.
Ken started his first business, Landscape Techniques, fresh out of college with $1,000 and a pickup truck. He grew the company to $5million before selling to TruGreen/LandCare in 1998.
Ken purchased Scapes Group Landscape which grew to $17million and was ranked as one of the top 100 landscape companies in America. Scapes was acquired by ValleyCrest Landscape in 2007. Ken spent 3 years in leadership at ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance as the Commercial Sales Leader for the SE United States.
Ken and his good friend and industry leader, Ben Gandy, started Envisor Consulting in 2011.
Ken was a long-standing member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and past president of the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association (MALTA). Ken is a national speaker and contributing writer for Landscape Management and other industry magazines.
During his 30+-year career, Ken has learned the best practices and systems of thriving landscape operations.
“Success doesn’t come from hard work and intelligence alone. It comes from doing the right things at the right time”
Ben has developed operating systems and implemented key strategies that have propelled several businesses to profitability, market leadership, and successful transitions including Scapes Landscape, one of the top 100 companies in the US.
Ben’s lean production expertise is unparalleled, having spent several years working with the nation’s largest landscape provider deploying their lean initiatives on a national level. He has been to virtually every landscape market in the US implementing lean on a cultural and practical level.
A longtime member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), Ben has a down to earth, practical approach. He is committed to simple solutions that drive results.
With a passion for operations, systems based management strategies, and lean thinking, Ben is positioned to guide others in pursuit of their vision.
“Anyone can make things more complicated, the real genius is in making things simple. Complex solutions are hard to communicate, implement or sustain. Only simple solutions work”
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