All-Star Case Studies

Learn from the "Best of the Best" - the Great Game™ All-Stars

2021 Case Study - Total Solutions Group

Organization Background

Total Solutions Group (TSG) began as an architectural firm called Keesee Associates in 1992. In 2002, they started their sister company, FDS Engineering, to provide a solution approach to their clients, who include many of the major home building companies in the U.S. The two companies merged to form Total Solutions Group in 2018.

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2021 Case Study - Superior Restoration

Organization Background

Superior Restoration primarily provides water and fire restoration services—though it has more recently added coronavirus disinfecting and sanitizing services to its product mix. The company was founded as a mobile carpet cleaning service in 2010 by Skylar Lewis before he later pivoted to offering higher-margin restoration work.

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2021 Case Study - Ryan Lawn & Tree

Organization Background

Founded in 1987 by Larry Ryan, the company helps thousands of homeowners in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Omaha with a range of services provided by six business units that includes lawn care, tree pruning and removal, and pest control. Ryan Lawn and Tree became partly owned by an ESOP in 1998 and became 100% employee-owned in 2019.

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2021 Case Study - Hildebrandt Tree Tech

Organization Background

A full-service tree care company serving the tree care needs of home owners and businesses. “We do anything that has to do with trees,” says founder and CEO, Casey Hildebrandt.

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2021 Case Study - CM's Outdoor Solutions Group

Organization Background

Started in 1993, and formerly known as CM’s A Cut Above, CM’s Outdoor Solutions Group provides a range of lawn care and landscaping services.

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2020 Case Study - CM's Outdoor Solutions Group

Organization Background

Started in 1993, and formerly known as CM’s A Cut Above, CM’s Outdoor Solutions Group provides a range of lawn care and landscaping services.

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2019 Case Study - Hildebrandt Tree Tech

Organization Background

A full-service tree care company serving the tree care needs of home owners and businesses. “We do anything that has to do with trees,” says founder and CEO, Casey Hildebrandt.

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2019 Case Study - CM's Outdoor Solutions

Organization Background

Started in 1993, and formerly known as CM’s A Cut Above, CM’s Outdoor Solutions Group provides a range of lawncare and landscaping services.

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2018 Case Study - The Motz Corporation

Organization Background

Founded as a turf and grounds care business in 1977, The Motz Corporation (TMC) is now recognized internationally for its thought leadership and innovation in the delivery of high performance turf systems across the sports field and landscape industries. TMC is comprised primarily of two business units: The Motz Group, which is a sports field design and construction company, and USGreentech, which focuses on the sale of progressive infills related to synthetic landscape and sports turf systems.  

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