BrightView Acquires Florida Landscape Company Girard Environmental

BrightView today announced the acquisition of Girard Environmental, one of the largest landscape companies in Florida.   Here is the press release:

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BrightView Landscapes, LLC, the nation’s leading landscape services and snow removal company, today announced the acquisition of Florida’s Girard Environmental Services, LLC (GES).

BrightViewGES specializes in commercial landscape maintenance, construction and facility services. The Sanford, Fla.-based company operates nine branches, employs nearly 450 people and services more than 800 client sites across Florida.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“This is a great addition to BrightView and we are pleased to welcome Girard into our family,” said BrightView Chief Executive Officer Andrew Masterman. “Girard is one of the nation’s largest and most respected privately held landscape maintenance companies with a long tradition of innovation and client service.”


GES Chief Executive Officer Rick Girard said the two companies have much in common.

“BrightView shares our passion for the craft of landscaping and our commitment to achieving success for our clients and to the safety, well-being and career advancement of team members,” he said.

King & Spalding LLP served as legal advisor to BrightView. PCE was financial advisor to Girard and Shutts & Bowen LLP served as legal advisor.