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The Garden Group is a family-owned diversified holding company based in Dallas, Texas. We give aspiring entrepreneurs a strong, competitive advantage by providing capital, guidance and support. Our equity can be permanent, which means we are long-term focused, without the short-term pressure inherent in the typical venture capital or private equity fund model.

Welcome

The Garden Group is a family-owned diversified holding company based in Dallas, Texas. We give aspiring entrepreneurs a strong, competitive advantage by providing capital, guidance and support. Our equity can be permanent, which means we are long-term focused, without the short-term pressure inherent in the typical venture capital or private equity fund model.

CAPITAL

Start-up capital to facilitate the formation of their new business venture.

GUIDANCE

We offer extensive advice as it relates to financial matters, strategic planning, and other business considerations.

SUPPORT

Professional back-office and administrative support, covering advertising, bookkeeping, accounts receivable, customer service, and other services through our affiliate, Garden Group Management.

GROWTH

Loans and/or equity investments to help accelerate growth post formation. Plus access to and referrals from other businesses within The Garden Group network of companies.

CAPITAL

Start-up capital to facilitate the formation of their new business venture.

GUIDANCE

We offer extensive advice as it relates to financial matters, strategic planning, and other business considerations.

SUPPORT

Professional back-office and administrative support, covering advertising, bookkeeping, accounts receivable, customer service, and other services through our affiliate, Garden Group Management.

GROWTH

Loans and/or equity investments to help accelerate growth post formation. Plus access to and referrals from other businesses within The Garden Group network of companies.

Long-Term Partnerships

Our equity capital is permanent, which means we are long-term focused, and does not create the short-term pressure inherent in the typical venture capital or private equity fund models.

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In 2011, I approached Josh Terry for capital to co-found Mars Carpet Cleaning with Kevin Howard. Josh and The Garden Group were with Mars all along the way, providing capital and advice to form Mars Resurfacing, Mars Housekeeping, Mars Maintenance and Make-Ready and two other businesses as we identified innovative ways to add value to our growing customer base. I believe Mars is a fitting example of how The Garden Group can help differentiate a small business from its competition and give it the best opportunity to succeed.

Charles Marlow

Partner and President, Mars Services

Mars Services was founded in December 2011 with capital from The Garden Group. Charles Marlow, President of Mars Services, co-founded Mars with its first service line, carpet cleaning. Since that time, Mars has added service lines as it identified multiple needs of its growing customer base. In 2016, Mars Services was proud to become a member of the Dallas 100, a list of the fastest growing private companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. 

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Joshua N. Terry, CFA

Josh Terry is the President of The Garden Group, a family-owned diversified holding company based in Dallas, Texas. In 2011, Mr. Terry co-founded Acis Capital Management, LP, a fixed income asset manager which, from 2011 until his departure in 2016, he helped grow to $3.7 billion in assets under management.  At Acis, Mr. Terry served as Portfolio Manager for all funds under management, including a two-time award-winning hedge fund. Mr. Terry was also previously Partner and Head of Trading and Structured Products at Highland Capital Management, where he served as a member of the Investment Committee and managed fixed income portfolios totaling over $10 billion in assets.  He started his career at Stephens Inc. as an analyst in the investment banking division. Mr. Terry has over ten years of experience investing in a wide range of asset classes, including bank loans, high yield bonds, structured products, distressed investments, real estate, equities and derivatives. Mr. Terry currently serves on the Board of Governors and Finance Committee of Uplift Education and on the Board of Directors of Friends of the Katy Trail. Mr. Terry received a BBA in Finance and Economics, summa cum laude, from Baylor University. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.