jeffrey m. harkness

Jeffrey M. Harkness

Jeffrey M. Harkness, CFP

Managing Partner
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.

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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.