Founded in 1984, Pleasant Places has been providing commercial landscaping services throughout the Lowcountry for a blend of distinctive clients. Though the organization experienced great success before partnering with Waters Business Consulting Group, they were looking to grow their business. Recent growth squeezed profit margins. Overall company policies were inefficient and needed remodeling. A lack of accountability among staff eroded the culture. It was in 2017 that the company leadership recruited the help of Waters Business Consulting.
"I have been working with John Waters for around 3 years. I did a quick google search for a consultant that could help me and my company navigate through the obstacles we were facing during a period of rapid growth. We are a family-owned company that had gone from $10M in annual revenue to nearly $18M in two years. Needless to say, we were very happy with the success we were experiencing but we didn't have the necessary processes and procedures in place for a company of that size. I clicked on the "contact me" tab for several consultants.
John Waters called me in less than 2 hours. We spoke on the phone for well over an hour that day. After that, John didn't rush into trying to get me to sign a contract or pay a fee. Instead, he took the challenges I told him about on our initial phone call and called me back a few days later with an honest take on everything and some ways he thought he could help. He impressed me with not only his knowledge and business experienced, but with his genuine desire for my company to be successful.
He's a guy that "gets it". An honest man of great integrity and a wealth of knowledge and experience that has been instrumental in the success of our company. I can say with absolute certainty that if not for his commitment to me as a client and my company, we would not be where we are today. I am pleased to say that I still speak with John at least once a week and consider him a confidant, mentor and a true friend. If you are considering hiring a consultant, you can not go wrong with John Waters."