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We know what it feels like to see opportunity in front of you and be unsure of how to seize it.

Maybe you’ve thought about talking to an investor or considering joining with a strategic buying group. What’s your company worth? Should you acquire another business as a growth strategy? What steps do you need to take?  How do you achieve double digit revenue growth? Maximize EBITDA?

We know you want to live the life you've worked so hard to build. At 3PG, we get it and we want to help you achieve your business goals. Our work is based around our 3 core values – certainty, credibility and commitment to winning.

Making life-changing business decisions can feel scary. For the past 23 years, we’ve helped clients just like you overcome uncertainty and move forward with a business prospect that created additional wealth and success.

Once you partner with 3PG, you’ll have peace of mind that you are on the right path to achieve your business goals.

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Our extensive knowledge regarding business succession planning, executive development coaching, and business expansion analysis has allowed us to help clients achieve their goals.

Jeffrey M. Harkness

Jeffrey M. Harkness, CFP

Founder /
Managing Partner
Email: Jeff@3pgconsulting.com
Phone: 404-317-9288

Specializing in Growth and Exit strategy planning, Jeff Harkness has spent over 20 years working exclusively with the owners of contracting and service firms.

Jeff has been the leading advisor guiding over 30 companies to exit via private equity groups or industry buyers. He has worked closely with owners on business valuation, strategic growth, profit planning, pricing strategies, capital funding, or buy-side transactions. Jeff advises clients with succession planning involving family, employees, or other related parties. He also creates strategies for owners that tie key people to the company through compensation models, phantom stock and/or bonus programs.

Jeff has been a featured speaker for many national and state trade associations, industry software companies, and executive leadership conferences. Topics have included: Business Valuations; Raising Capital for Growth; Selling Your Business; and Maximizing Your Profit. Jeff has also been a frequent contributor of articles in Landscape Management Magazine and Lawn and Landscape Magazine.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York. In addition, Jeff has obtained the Certified Financial Planner (“CFP”) designation.

Jeff, his wife Tracy and their sons Benton and Landon live in Alpharetta, GA.  Jeff is a big sports fan, enjoys traveling, lake life, good wine, and spending time with family and friends.

Jeffrey M. Harkness, CFP

Founder /

Managing Partner

Frank H. Ross

Frank H. Ross

Email: Frank@3pgconsulting.com
Phone: 847-226-1756

Frank Ross is one of the country’s most highly regarded consultants.  His in-depth work on several national industry financial studies along with more than fifty years of hands-on experience with hundreds of the most successful companies in the country gives him unparalleled knowledge of what Contracting firms do to become profitable and what steps they must take to make money.

Actively serving on several Boards of Directors in the construction and financial communities, he is widely respected as an astute construction economist and financial consultant and is nationally known for his innovative techniques in the areas of strategic planning, job pricing and cash flow management.

An engineering graduate of North Carolina State University, Frank has performed postgraduate study in the fields of tax law, psychology and applied mathematics.  Certified by the Institute of Management Consultants, he began his consulting work in the mid-sixties and, in the early seventies, became President of the Chicago-based firm of Ross-Payne & Associates, Inc.

Frank’s considerable knowledge of how to adapt proven management techniques to the peculiarities of the construction industry, coupled with his energized delivery, makes him highly sought after as an industry author.

Frank and his wife Barb live in Chicago, Illinois. Frank enjoys golf, skeet shooting, international travel, fine wines and great food.

Frank H. Ross


Gloria Palmer

Gloria Palmer

Certified Public Accountant
Email: Gloria@3pgconsulting.com
Phone: 404-400-6191

Gloria brings a unique perspective from her over 20 years of wide-ranging experience, including financial consulting, Controller/CFO roles, public accounting, and banking.  She specializes in helping companies and their owners navigate the technical complexities associated with executing strategic plans, managing businesses, and upholding value in mergers & acquisition transactions.

Gloria is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Taylor University with additional graduate work in Accounting and Finance completed at the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Gloria has been a featured speaker for the Aspire software company. Her extensive auditing background and experience guides clients through complex revenue recognition issues, work in progress schedules and other accounting matters impacting a company’s quality of earnings.

Gloria, her husband Nathan and their son Jordan, lives in Suwanee, GA. She enjoys martial arts, travel, and great food and wine.

Gloria G. Palmer


Bill Larsen

William T. Larsen

Senior Financial Analyst
Email: Bill@3pgconsulting.com
Phone: 770-315-4096

Bill Larsen is a Senior Financial Analyst for Three Point Group. He brings to 3PG over 30 years of financial and management experience in assisting organizations to realize their potential through strategic planning, budgeting, and financial management.

Before joining 3PG full time in 2017, Bill served as Chief Financial Officer for 50 Floor, Inc. a nationally known carpet and flooring company with headquarters in Tucker, Georgia. Prior to 50 Floor, Bill spent 10 years as the Chief Financial Officer for HANS Performance Products. Bill started his career with a top 10 Atlanta CPA firm.

Bill holds a BBA in Accounting from Oglethorpe University and has been nominated 4 times for the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Small Business CFO of the Year award.

Bill is a native of Atlanta who lives in Alpharetta with his wife of thirty years, Sheila, and their two sons, Nathan and Jamie. Bill is active in the community and has been an avid Braves fan since he was a young boy.

William T. Larsen

Senior Financial Analyst

Read What Our Clients Have to Say About 3PG

We Are Relationship-Builders

I appreciate the level of detail 3PG analyzes – I have used several other consultants in the past, and their presence just created more work for me. Our relationship with 3PG is more of a partnership. Together we are able to examine our company’s strengths and weaknesses, and then rally the team to execute a strategic plan. I appreciate the level of detail 3PG analyzes including cash flow, risk management, access to capital, profit requirements, costs and process.

  • Raydeo

    John Mercure, Owner

    Raydeo Enterprises, Inc

Tripled the size of my company – I wanted to buy out my business partner but did not know where to start or how to execute. With the help of the 3PG team I was able to purchase the business from my partner and have since tripled the size of the company. 3PG has helped us at every level including planning, financing, personnel, deal structure and growth. We continue to rely on them today in all aspects of our financial and operational planning.

  • Landscape Management Services

    Robert Owens, President

    Landscape Management Services

Maximum value – My partner and I wanted to exit our business and did not know where to start. We heard Jeff speak at an industry conference and I knew we needed to go that direction. The 3PG team helped us position, value, search, execute and close our deal at maximum value. I would highly recommend Three Point Group.

  • Perimeter Landscape Management

    Pat Schultz, President

    Perimeter Landscape Management, Inc.