Tulsa-based LawnAmerica has merged with Colorado’s Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care. This merger combines two large regional lawncare companies with Swingle being a leader in Colorado and LawnAmerica being a leader in Oklahoma.
Here is the text of the press release announcing the merger:
Denver, Colorado, USA, September 20, 2016 – Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care, now celebrating 69 years in business, today announced that LawnAmerica has merged with them. The merger results in Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care owning the majority of the assets of LawnAmerica, an Oklahoma based lawn care business. LawnAmerica has been in business since 1999, employs approximately 60 people and is active in the Tulsa, Oklahoma City and portions of the North Carolina/South Carolina markets. They are leaders in turf care and are also a Christmas Décor franchise.
Brad Johnson, founder and former majority owner of LawnAmerica, said “In order for our business to continue to grow and prosper, we are merging with a larger company out of Denver, Colorado, SwingleLawn, Tree & Landscape Care. Swingle has been in business for nearly 70 years, and are well respected in their market and nationally. After lengthy discussions with many industry advisors, I’ve decided Swingle is the best fit for the next steps for LawnAmerica.”
Both companies will continue to operate as independent businesses. Each company remaining committed to providing their respective customers with industry-leading services, while also exploring new ways to combine resources, experience and sharing of best practices to improve efficiencies where possible.
“A twenty-year industry friendship between Brad Johnson and myself has provided the foundation for this excellent opportunity. Combining our businesses provides an opportunity to grow stronger as multi-regional businesses, providing additional opportunities for team members and expanded service offerings to customers. We appreciate the amazing work Brad and his team have done, and together we plan to build on this success”, said Thomas R. Tolkacz, CEO of Swingle and new majority owner of LawnAmerica.
Founded in Denver in 1947, Denver-based Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care has grown to become the leader in residential and commercial lawn care, tree service, and holiday lighting in the Front Range of Colorado.