The season just started and it’s the crucial “100 days of Hell” before July 4th when you can either make it or break it. It’s when your operations go from 0 – 60 at mach speed but are they running as efficiently as possible?

Any of this sound familiar: Weak cash flow, high payables, skyrocketing overtime, nerves on edge and payroll going through the roof. Why? Most of the time it’s because processes haven’t been implemented to optimize operational efficiency.

Imagine having a process to:

  • Increase productivity
  • Cut the overtime
  • Reduce the payroll
  • Increase your cash flow

Yes, imagine having more cash, immediately in your pocket that is reclaimed from, “non-billable time”. Non-billable time runs between 10% and 20% of your labor cost each year according to Industry Experts. The result? Thousands of wasted dollars!

Think about it, if an un-billable hour costs you $18.00 (with labor burden) and you turn that into a billable hour of $ 36.00 the swing is $54.00! If you had 10 crew people and saved 1 hour a day each for a week, that’s 50 hours. Turn those hours into billable time it’s a swing of $2,700.00 a week, $10,800.00 for a month! But HOW!

Now, The Harvest Group has developed an Operational Efficiency Assessment. Our Head Harvesters use this tool to reveal all areas of inefficiency and associated cost. We then create a customized plan with proven recommendations that will immediately provide a solution. When adopted, we guarantee it will improve effectiveness and lower cost!

Some Harvest clients have increased gross margins from 2%-8% the first season, that’s a pile of CASH. By shifting non-billable inefficient time to billable – huge swings can occur as described above. We think that’s pretty darn good!

NOW, during these crazy “100 Days” is the best time to have an expert assess your operations while they are in full swing!

Call or email to schedule your assessment:

Ed Laflamme LIC – US East
203-858-4696 (cell phone)

Bill Arman – US West

949-466-8837 (cell phone)

Ed Laflamme LIC

Ed Laflamme LIC

started his own business from scratch, built it up, sold it and then wrote a book about how he did it. So, he’s been there. He understands your frustrations, worries and concerns. Some of you may want to buy companies, while others may want to sell the one you own. You need expert assessment and guidance before you can move forward. Ed has experience in this area. He is recognized as a CLP: Certified Landscape Professional. Read Ed's full bio.