Turnaround Tour

Lawn & Landscape has again partnered with the Harvest Group for another year of the Turnaround Tour. Each year, we partner three landscapers or lawn care operators with Bill Arman, Ed Laflamme and their team of consultants to help them solve their most challenging problems.

Sponsored by Corona Tools, the three companies will receive a year’s worth of consulting, including on-site visits, phone calls and a customized plan for operations, growth and profitability from The Harvest Group, a $25,000 value. We’ll be bringing you their stories in print and online.

2020 Turnaround Tour

April update

The three Turnaround Tour companies have prepped and are ready to start the season.

June update

One Turnaround Tour company got hit hard by COVID-19, while the other two have stayed healthy.

October update

The Turnaround Tour companies had to tweak strategies a bit after COVID-19 hit.

Meet the 2020 winners

Reaching the next step
Paul Welborn hopes delegating helps his Mississippi-based company, Lawn & Pest Solutions, break the $2-million mark in 2020.

A clear path
Custom Landscaping and Lawn Care has had no trouble growing their clientele, but they’ve struggled with making internal adjustments to keep up with the growth.

Looking into the future
David Hawkins Jr. hopes to set up Hawkins Landscaping for success now and later, when his son takes over the company.

Watch as the Harvest Group visits Lawn & Pest Solutions

Episode 3

Episode 2

Episode 1



The 2019 winners:

Josh Brunner and Gary Hardy
These two friends decided to take over a landscaping business to create more flexibility in their personal lives.

Jennifer Davies and Bob Naylor
This husband-and-wife team is setting up shop in a high-end resort town.

Bobby and Lauren White
These longtime business owners are looking to take their company to the next level.

Keeping up with the winners:

April Update
With an offseason of planning under their belts, our featured businesses are ready to start the season.

June Update
The three Turnaround Tour companies are doing their best to avoid roadblocks as the busy season progresses.

October Update
Our Turnaround Tour companies experienced some big wins recently while also struggling with labor.

December Update
It’s the end of the road for the 2019 Turnaround Tour. Here’s one last look at the progress our winners made.



Episode One:

Pratt's Lawn Care & Landscapes

Brunner's Lawn & Services

Maple Hill


Episode Two:

Pratt's Lawn Care & Landscapes

Brunner's Lawn & Services

Maple Hill


Episode Three:

Pratt's Lawn Care & Landscapes

Brunner's Lawn & Services

Maple Hill


Episode Four:

Pratt's Lawn Care & Landscapes

Brunner's Lawn & Services

Maple Hill 

2018 Introductions

Outdoor Expressions PA
Outdoor Expressions PA was once a multimillion-dollar company in Pennsylvania, and the new owners want to head in that direction once again.

La Cholla Landscaping
A career change after 9/11 has Gabe Lobato going from a struggling landscaper to one who wants to get past the $1-million mark.

About The Harvesters

Interested in the consulting services offered by Bill Arman and Ed Laflamme? Click here to find out more about The Harvesters. Looking for landscape business training? Check out The Harvest Way Academy here.

New Visions Lawn & Landscape
Michael Mould and Tiffany Tucker have experienced rapid growth since acquiring New Visions two years ago, and now need to control that growth before they burn out.


April 2018: Turnaround Tour companies make changes as spring starts
As the Turnaround Tour companies prepare for the busy season, they need to get their pricing right, figure out their plan of attack and delegate responsibilities.

June 2018: Getting a grasp, a late start and breaking records
We caught up with the Turnaround Tour winners in the first week of May to find out how the season started.

October 2018: Making the grade, managerial change and weather woes   
The three companies recap how their summers went and where they want to improve for the fall and beyond.

December 2018: Ready for 2019
As this year’s Turnaround Tour comes to a close, the three winners and the Harvest Group give us a look at what’s on the horizon.


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Video Archive:



Catch up with our 2018 companies to see what they've learned, what they've changed and where they plan to go from here.

Turnaround Tour 2018: Outdoor Expressions

Turnaround Tour 2018: New Visions


Click here to read the 2017 sponsor letter. Below, see features and updates on the progress the companies made last year.

2017 Introductions

Freedom Lawn Care
Wade's Lawn Service
Vineland Landscaping



Making Headway
Our Turnaround Tour winners made it through the spring, but the work is just beginning.

Problem Solvers
As the spring season starts in earnest, the Turnaround Tour winners work to solve some of the industry’s most common challenges: people, pricing and getting paid.

Coming to a Close
As fall approaches, the Turnaround Tour winners continue to find new ways to improve.


Missed our webinars with the 2017 Turnaround Tour winners? Click the links below to listen!

Freedom Lawn CareThe Harvesters and the owners of Freedom Lawn & Landscape discuss steps Freedom took to improve, and how they increased gross profit margin. 

Wade’s Lawn Service
Find out how the Turnaround Tour helped the Wades identify where to make improvements, and how you can make the same changes in your business. 

Vineland Landscaping
Find out how Vineland Landscaping improved its gross margin, quality of work and sales process with the help of the Harvest Group.

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