3 Reasons Why Landscapers Should Consider Selling Their Companies Now

The Market is on Fire!  We are helping our Clients achieve EBITDA Multiples of 6-7X!


The Capital Gains Tax will most likely increase in 2022.  If you can sell by 12/31/21, you’ll lock in more of your hard earned money!


The commercial landscaping industry is being consolidated by large players.  Better to benefit from the consolidation and sell now than compete with the giants later.  Just ask the independent telecom providers how it worked out for them…


The ideal target company will offer full service commercial landscaping services. Including landscape installation and maintenance.

The company will have a sterling reputation for integrity and customer service.

A solid management team willing to stay on post-transaction is a plus, but not an absolute necessity.

All situations from turn-arounds thru high growth will be considered.

  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Toledo, OH
  • Youngstown, OH
  • Marietta, OH
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Louisville, KY


Revenue of $5 million or more preferred. $2 million or more considered.

Before 12/31/21

100% Buyout

Midwest US


Jonathan Slain

Having come from the world of investment banking, working on mergers and acquisitions, Jonathan knows how to build value and sell a business. Jonathan has formed a boutique investment banking group, focused on landscapers, that is actively helping business owners achieve dream exits.

Whether working with entrepreneurial niche/specialty firms or large corporations ($10M+ in annual revenue), the direction and insight Jonathan imparts, positions businesses to advance to levels they dream about often, but rarely achieve on their own. Jonathan successfully exited his franchise business in 2017.

Paul Belair

Paul spent the last 15 years leading Roth Bros., Inc., a $150 million industry leading national HVAC, roofing and EMS Company. He is an Angel Investor in many tech start-ups; Advisor to BuiltWorlds and Hard Hat Hub; Executive Committee Member of the Young Presidents Organization’s Construction Industry and Sustainability Business Networks. After he sold Roth to a large global company, Paul has been following his passion, which is to help other CEO contractors succeed.

With the credentialing of an MBA and experience as both a CPA and a CFO, Paul has over 15 years of operating experience as the president of a national contracting company. He now works as a highly respected coach, helping presidents and CEOs who either own or run contracting or facility service companies to grow those companies, create good jobs, build wealth and accomplish dream exits.

Hermann J. Schneider

Hermann J. Schneider has been a lifelong entrepreneur with a history of founding, operating and exiting businesses in the manufacturing, franchised restaurant and construction industries.

As the CEO of Ductilcrete Technologies, Mr. Schneider successfully executed the sale of this construction industry startup to GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE: GCP) in the fall of 2017.  Today, as the owner of x10 Consulting LLC, Hermann provides executive coaching as well as consulting services in the areas of strategic planning, value creation and exit strategies. His formal education includes an A.S. in Mechanical Engineering, a B.A. in Management, an Executive M.B.A. and he is currently A.B.D. as a Ph.D.  Candidate with a research focus in the development of disadvantaged businesses (minority-owned, women-owned and service disabled veteran owned).

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