Bookkeeping You Don’t Hate: Taylor Campbell Case Study

by | Apr 9, 2024 | Landscaping | 0 comments

Too many business owners feel insecure about not having command of their finances. Dealing with unexpected expenses makes them regret not getting an accountant before things start to feel out of hand. 

The hard truth is, when it comes to money, the fake-it-till-you-make-it approach does not work. And it doesn’t matter how hard you work or how much you sell: if your financial systems aren’t strong and orderly, your business will struggle. So many of my clients have been there, and Taylor Campbell was one of them.

About the Campbell Lawn & Irrigation:

Taylor and his brother Colby Campbell, started the company in 2010 because they envisioned combining their unique skill sets to improve the beauty, convenience, and quality of their neighbors’ lawns in Northern Virginia.  

Since then, the business has grown into a leading lawn and irrigation provider with a wide range of services from lawn mowing and turf care programs to irrigation and drainage. 

Before AccountSolve

As a family-owned business, Taylor and his team cracked the code on how to sell lawn care and provide exceptional service to their clients. But too often instead of focusing on what they were good at, they were busy trying to make sense of their finances. 

The internal team members didn’t have experience with bookkeeping for a landscaping business, so they hired a CPA, hoping that this would help with resource allocation and expenses. However, Taylor and his team still weren’t happy with the level of transparency and communication.  

On top of that, Campbell Lawn & Irrigation is a seasonal business, and without money management systems in place, designed with the seasonality in mind, it was nearly impossible to remain profitable year-round. So the team felt the need to make informed business decisions rather than going on instinct.

Taylor decided to find an experienced consultant familiar with his niche, and he hired AccountSolve to help get in command of the company’s finances.

“Lori is so much more than just a bookkeeper!” 

AccountSolve Approach 

From the first intro call, Taylor knew that AccountSolve was exactly what they needed. The team specialized in bookkeeping for the landscaping industry and had a unique skill set to fill in the gaps where needed.

“In her video proposal, Lori thoroughly explained the services and packages that they offer. She was all numbers and very direct. At first, we were worried that it was over our budget. But after a year of working with Lori and Erin, I’d probably pay double for that value!”, Taylor shared. 

In short, the plan was to start with general bookkeeping services, and then move to the implementation of Profit First for landscapers to ensure the company has enough money to survive in slow months. Taylor outlined the two primary goals he aimed to accomplish through this collaboration:

  1. Have clarity about what’s going on with the business money 
  2. Have a better idea of the big picture of the company

“Lori was our finance angel!”

After AccountSolve

According to Taylor, the results from working with AccountSolve were worth the investment. Campbell Lawn & Irrigation team has found a trusted partner who taught them to follow the money, follow the numbers, and ask good questions. 

With AccountSolve, peace of mind guaranteed

Previously Taylor wasn’t aware of his finances until the end of the year, but now he gets detailed monthly reports. He feels secure and at peace that things aren’t being missed. The books are aligned and taken care of so he can focus on what he loves: selling lawn care, interacting with customers, and doing good business.  

AccountSolve keeps everyone in line and on top 

By implementing Profit First, Campbell Lawn & Irrigation is able to make educated decisions based on real data and creates a healthy cash flow for Taylor’s business to operate at its full capacity. 

“She’s that nucleus that keeps the web tight so they don’t have to. Now we can make better decisions and know what’s going on.”

Outsourcing works with AccountSolve

Outsourcing bookkeeping for their landscaping business turned out to be the best solution for Campbell Lawn & Irrigation. With a brand new money management system, everything is carefully accounted for and part of a plan. Today Taylor has a better grip on business finances and a clear perspective on how things flow over time. 

“She provides us the time to focus on what we’re good at and gives us the peace of mind in the finance space.”

If you don’t know how to handle your seasonal landscaping business finances and struggle to keep your seasonal landscaping business afloat, book a call with us today. Our team is here to help you!



Lori Peterson


Lori Petersen

Lori Petersen has seen the frustration and loss that business owners experience when they don’t have command of their finances. Growing up, she watched her father work incredibly hard as a contractor. He’d come home late, eat the dinner kept warm in the oven, and do it all over again the next day. But it all came crashing down when he had to close the business and Lori’s family applied for food stamps. The business had failed and all of his hard work was for nothing. 

Today, Lori views every one of her clients as an opportunity to make this right. She firmly believes no one should work as hard as her dad did and not have a profitable business. No family should suffer because business finances were poorly managed. 

Lori has helped hundreds of business owners make sense of their finances, implement proven money management systems and create unimagined profitability for their business. She ensures they experience the return they deserve for their hard labor.


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