I just re-read the original post, your offer was more than fair. If you do work out a deal, you need to fully separate from his company.
DON'T keep the same name, and don't let him have any say in anything that happens to his business.
Are you sure the income/profit numbers he gave you were just from the lawns and not lawns and landscape?
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