Maximum Value Partners, a small business coaching practice owned and operated by Adam Sonnhalter and Jack Mencini, recently created a landscaper division of its small business coaching practice. The new division will offer consulting services specific to the landscaping businesses in the areas of sales, marketing, operation and finance.
“The seasonal nature of a landscaping business — particularly the ones we’ve worked with in the greater Cleveland area — make it rather unique from the other trades,” said Jack Mencini, who began MVP with Adam back in 2003. “A large component of coaching landscapers is teaching them how to be more operationally efficient during busy season and more productive during the ‘off season’ in the winter.”
Part of MVP’s work involves recruitment and training seasonal staff. Many landscapers had previously utilized the H-2B visa program for seasonal workers. With increased restrictions over the past few years, landscapers have had to find and develop staff on a local basis, a large challenge in today’s job market.
MVP also helps landscapers develop a transparent work culture featuring frequent staff meeting and sharing business plans and goals and making employee satisfaction part of the company brand. That includes utilizing social media pages to showcase the work of staff members.
"I guess it’s not much of a coincidence that we’ve worked with so many landscapers," Sonnhalter said. "Jack and I actually met when I was a caddie and he was a wannabe scratch golfer. More than 30 years later—20 of those as business partners — we still gravitate towards finely manicured lawns and the people who make that happen.”
For more information about MVP’s landscaper division and its other services, click here or call (877) 849-0670.You can also get to know MVP by tuning into its podcast, Dirty Secrets of Small Business, on your favorite podcast player and its website.
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