Liberty Landscape Supply Acquires Trad’s Garden Center in Jacksonville

Liberty Landscape Supply

Liberty Landscape Supply has acquired Trad’s Garden Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Trad’s Garden Center has been owned by the Trad family since its founders, Betty and Lou Trad, opened the business in 1971. The family later launched Trad’s Pest Control, which provides lawn, household pest control and termite services. Trad’s Pest Control will continue to be managed by Denise Trad Wartan, Betty and Lou Trad’s daughter. After decades of selling plants and trees throughout Jacksonville through their garden center and landscape division, the Trad family sought a new owner for the garden center business who would maintain operations at its … Read more

Wright Outdoor Solutions Acquires Branching Out in Omaha

Wright Outdoor Services

Wright Outdoor Solutions has acquired  Branching Out based in Omaha, Nebraska. Branching Out was formed in since 1981 and serves residential and commercial clients with three primary services: interior plantscaping, exterior seasonal color rotation and interior holiday décor. The two companies are a natural fit, which is the primary reason we pursued the acquisition from the very beginning. Their three services align closely with existing services we offer, so it’s a business we know very well and feel we could have great success with. They have an impressive history in the Omaha market, and with the operational intelligence and … Read more

SOLitude Lake Management Acquires Aquatic Systems, Inc.

SOLitude  Lake Management has acquired Aquatic Systems, Inc. (ASI). ASI was acquired by SOLitude in January 2019. All company service offerings and infrastructure were officially unified in November. SOLitude is a unit of Rentokil North America. The rebranding of Aquatic Systems expands SOLitude’s existing operations across 12 Florida offices. Outside of Florida, SOLitude manages aquatic resources in 35 states. SOLitude is the nation’s largest freshwater management firm specializing in sustainable, proactive solutions for communities, golf courses, municipalities, commercial developers and private landowners. Established in 1977, Aquatic Systems was an industry leading freshwater resource manager in Florida for over four decades. The company … Read more

Heritage Landscape Supply Group Acquires FIS Outdoor

Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) has acquired Florida Irrigation Supply, Inc. (FIS Outdoor), an independently owned distributor of irrigation, outdoor lighting, and landscape products. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Founded in Orlando, Florida in 1974, FIS Outdoor operates a network of 39 branches across the Southeast, servicing professional irrigation and landscape contractors, municipalities, golf course superintendents, and other green industry professionals. FIS’ entire sales and operations team will be staying with the Company to run the business which will ensure continuity and consistency for its customer and supplier partners. Heritage will continue to operate these branches under … Read more