6 components of change management

November 15, 2019 | By Ken Thomas As landscape industry consultants, my team and I are typically engaged for a few reasons. Either clients are having trouble breaking through some growth barrier, not making enough money or just not having any fun. Sometimes all three. At Envisor, we’re always looking for the root cause to … Continued

Doing the right things will set you free

November 5, 2018 –  By Ken Thomas | At Envisor, we have the privilege to work with landscape companies across the country. We are typically engaged as consultants to help our clients increase sales, increase profits, improve quality of life or a combination of all three. Our process is to help business owners identify their picture of … Continued

Pricing Fundamentals: Fixed Price vs. Time and Materials

July 26, 2016 –  By Ken Thomas | This question of Fixed Cost versus Time and Material pricing comes up on a regular basis, as I consult with clients around the country. So, let me offer a few points on each. Time & Material (T&M) pricing describes a process where we do not give our client an … Continued

Organize production chaos

November 2, 2015 –  By Ken Thomas | I started my career in the green industry working summer jobs at landscape companies. After college, I threw out a hard-earned biology degree and entered the landscape business full time. During the early years, I learned and mastered all the field-level skills that helped me become a great landscape … Continued

Life cycle of a landscape business

December 24, 2014 | Ken Thomas of Envisor Consulting discusses why some landscape companies achieve their dreams, while others struggle to get by. The life cycle of a landscape business goes through three main stages that closely replicate the life cycle of people, Thomas says. The big difference is that unlike a person’s life, where he … Continued

4 actions of great leaders

December 16, 2014 –  By Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy | Leadership starts with vision, passion and will, but what is it that great leaders do from day to day to be effective? 1. Communicate.Communication is hard. Learn to do it well. Great leaders communicate the why, the how and the what. Leaders have the privilege and prerogative to set the what: the issues, problems and opportunities … Continued