Landscape Development, Inc. Acquires Quality Landscape Care in Southern California

Enhanced Landscape Management (ELM), the maintenance division of Landscape
Development, Inc. (LDI) with headquarters located in Valencia, CA has concluded the asset
purchase of Quality Landscape Care (QLC) located in Ventura, CA.  LDI is an industry
leader in California with annual revenues over $90,000,000.
Over the course of two decades QLC has established a strong reputation for excellence
in horticulture and customer service in the public works sector.  The entire staff of
approximately 50 employees of QLC is being retained in this transition.  Michael Robinson, the
founder and owner of QLC joins the ELM executive team as the leader of their Ventura Branch
operations and will play a key roll in business development in the Ventura and Central Coast
markets.
“We have been on a steady growth trajectory for the past several years and we are
continuing this through organic and acquisition-based opportunities.  When we have
opportunities such as this to bring on board a team that shares our passion for quality, service
and commitment, it is very exciting,” said ELM Division President Ron Reitz.  Michael Robinson
added, “I’ve long admired ELM and consider joining ELM an optimal union between our two
companies sharing identically matching customer-facing priorities.”
The QLC business will be branded as ELM immediately to ensure a consistent brand in
the ELM service areas.  The clients of QLC will continue to experience the same, familiar service,
staff and management they are accustomed to.  As a result of this acquisition, clients of QLC
will benefit by being offered a broader range of services including landscape construction,
maintenance, water management, landscape architecture and erosion control in an expanded
service area.
“This is an exciting addition to our LDI family and one which will bolster our presence in
a key market for us,” said LDI CEO Gary Horton.  “We continue to pursue acquisition
opportunities to further grow and diversify our business while providing ever-expanding, best-
in-class service to our valued clients.”
LDI was founded in 1983 by Gary Horton; he continues to serve as President and CEO.
LDI currently operates from nine regional offices throughout Central and Southern California.

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