Testimonials

Partnerships Matter

We take pride in providing a strong and successful partnership for all our partners. Some of our current and former partners’ experiences include:

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

I first met with Josh Terry of The Garden Group and Charles Marlow of Mars Services in January 2017. We had a dream and a goal to build a premier service business in the North Texas area that could grow into a national enterprise. Josh and Charles are truly entrepreneurs in every way, with vision, leadership and team spirit.  We see the value we can add to our customers through the services we provide, and The Garden Group’s capital investment helped us hire top-notch employees and purchase the vehicles, equipment, tooling needed to achieve our vision.  We hit the ground running and have been pleased with our first few months in business.  Thanks to The Garden Group, we can now grow into a power player in the service market.  

Monty Lamb

President, Mars HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical, LLC

In the winter of 2013, my wife and I tried to start our own pest control company with a small signature loan of $5,000 and a bunch of donated equipment. We didn’t have enough working capital to keep the company afloat long enough to grow our customer base to scale.  When I was approached in November 2016 by Josh Terry and Charles Marlow about starting a pest control company, I had similar concerns.  However, this time I had the support I needed.  Mars Services’ existing customer base included hundreds of properties that were happy with their service, alleviating my primary fear.  Josh Terry, through The Garden Group, provided ample capital to grow the business to scale.  And Garden Group Management has provided the back-office support I have needed along the way so that I can focus on managing and growing the business.  Mars Pest-Control, LLC does not lack anything whether it’s tools, advertising, uniforms or products. It feels amazing to be given a second chance at the American dream.

Paul Nunn

President, Mars Pest Control, LLC

Although I am no longer a partner at Mars, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity that Josh Terry and The Garden Group provided me when I co-founded Mars Carpet Cleaning with Charles Marlow in 2011.  Mars couldn’t have accomplished what it did without the start-up capital from The Garden Group and advice from Josh along the way.  I wish them all the best.

Kevin Howard

Former Partner, Mars Carpet Cleaning, LLC, Mars Resurfacing, LLC and Mars Housekeeping, LLC