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“Brian Corbett and CCG did our original, partial ESOP in 2005 and most recently our sale of the remaining shares to become a 100% S-Corporation ESOP in October of 2013. Both transactions delivered excellent results and provided us with the ability to create both liquidity for our ownership and a diversification of our net worth.   Brian and his team led both transactions and were able to keep the various parties completely on track by quarterbacking the entire process. Most importantly CCG was very instrumental in negotiating and securing us a favorable valuation as well as fantastic bank financing.  If you are considering an ESOP transaction, I would highly recommend Brian and the team at CCG as they certainly delivered the best result for us as sellers and for our employees.”  

Doug Fash
Sunflower Landscaping/MAC Irrigation
 

“After owning a company for almost twenty years, I got to the point of wanting to get some chips off the table. Having seen many of our friends and competitors go through the sale process, we decided the ESOP was a better route for us.  Through the ESOP we were able to achieve our personal financial goals while not “selling out” or having to deal with a buyer influencing the way we want to run our business.   Brian Corbett and his team led both transactions and made certain that we received full fair market value and the absolute best financing the market would bear which is not always the case in these things. If you want to truly maximize the deal both for yourself as a seller and for your most key employees I recommend CCG Advisors without hesitation.”  

Bill Fash
Sunflower Landscaping/MAC Irrigation


Headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, Sunflower Landscaping & Maintenance was founded in 1988 by Bill Fash.
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has completed an employee stock ownership plan
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Shortly thereafter, Bill's brother Doug joined him in the business and in the years since the two have grown the company into one of the largest companies in the state, employing several hundred people over multiple operating branches.  Sunflower has locations in ten counties and four major markets throughout Florida, including Delray Beach, Port St. Lucie, Naples and Tampa.  The company has capitalized on the residential building boom through their development of unique scale and expertise required to work with the largest developers and production homebuilders in Florida.   

CCG was initially retained in 2005 with a mandate to find the best way for Bill and Doug to begin the process of diversifying their holdings in the company and create more liquid net worth.  While obvious that they still had a passion for the business and planned to continue working, it was time to reduce their reliance on the business and deal with the succession of the company.  Having done more deals in the landscape service business than any other advisor, CCG was able to guide Sunflower towards an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) that would allow them to meet their goals and begin to pave the way for employees to acquire ownership and more of the management of the day to day operations.  

Fast forward to 2013 when Bill, Doug and the company turned once again to CCG to complete the sale of their remaining shares of stock. The company weathered the Great Recession well and had since experienced significant growth in both revenue and profitability, making it an ideal time to consider additional liquidity.  Through the second sale, Bill and Doug were able to achieve that goal and further diversify their net worth.  The brothers continue to be involved in the business, yet have enabled all employees a stake in the enterprise and given key employees significant incentive to ensure that Sunflower Landscaping & Maintenance will continue to grow for many years to come. 


 

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