Plexus Capital Invests in Southern Shade Tree

Plexus capital has compoleted and investment in Southern Shade Tree Co. Headquartered in Fort Mill, SC, Southern Shade Tree provides commercial landscape services across North and South Carolina. Founded in 1954, the Company largely focuses on providing landscape installation services for national and regional homebuilders. Southern Shade Tree also provides landscape construction and maintenance services for residential, commercial, and municipal properties. Through its agricultural subsidiary, Bentwood Farms INC, the Company produces turf grass for use by its own landscape crews and for sale to landscapers throughout the Carolinas. Plexus Capital  is a private ninvestment firm which invests in middle marlet … Read more

LOVING Acquires Babcock Ranch Sod Farm

LOVING has expanded its footprint  with the recent addition of the Babcock Ranch Sod Farm located in Ft. Myers, Florida. LOVING and Kitson Partners worked diligently on the framework of the arrangement to ensure a smooth transition for employees, clients and vendors. “We are beyond excited to build upon the rich history that has been created over the past 23 years at the Babcock Ranch Sod Farm” says Mike Haynes, Founder and President at LOVING. “This is a farm that produces top-notch quality sod from a top-notch quality team. Syd Kitson and his entire team at Kitson Partners have done … Read more

Sperber’s Kujawa Enterprises Acquires Landscape Associates of De Pere

Spreber Companies

Kujawa Enterprises Inc. (KEI), a Milwaukee market leader in commercial landscape services, teamed up with Landscape Associates of De Pere, extending its service area into the Green Bay and Fox Valley Region of Wisconsin. Landscape Associates, founded in 1990 by Gerry Andrews, has built a solid reputation throughout the community as a preferred commercial and residential landscape management and construction services provider. Andrews will continue to provide local leadership of the company alongside his existing management team. “This partnership secures the future for Landscape Associates and our employees,” Andrews said. “We’re excited to see the great things that are ahead of us.” … Read more

Bartlett Tree Experts Acquires Westree In Santa Barbara

Bartlett Tree Experts has acquired Westree, Inc., a tree care business that has operated in the Santa Barbara, California area for over 31 years.

The acquisition expands Bartlett’s footprint across North America and bolsters the company’s presence in California, where it currently has nine offices. The acquisition further enlarges Bartlett’s tree care services in Montecito, Carpinteria, and throughout Santa Barbara.

“This acquisition allows us to really grow in this market,” said Peter Andreucci, V.P., Division Manager of Bartlett’s California Division. “Westree has been a well-respected family business for a long time and was a good fit for us to acquire because they had a similar philosophy to ours; doing great tree work with a focus on providing scientific tree care, focused on safety and delivering excellent customer service.”

“Growth through acquisition continues to be a strong path forward for us,” said Jim Ingram President and COO of Bartlett Tree Experts. “We are excited about our expansion in new and existing markets, providing a full range of scientific tree and shrub care services for our customers to maintain beautiful, healthy landscapes.”

Bartlett has maintained a strong presence on the West Coast for over 40 years. The acquisition, which was completed May 3, is Bartlett’s latest in California.

The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company was founded in 1907 by Francis A. Bartlett and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. The organization’s current chairman, Robert A. Bartlett Jr., represents the third generation of Bartlett family management. Bartlett provides services in 32 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain.

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BrightView Acquires Birch Incorporated in St. Paul, Minnesota

BrightView Landscapes

BrightView has acquired Birch Incorporated, a St. Paul, Minnesota, landscape services company. The  announcement was made in connection with BrightView’s fiscal second quarter 2021 earnings release. Founded by James Biurch in 1978, Burch provides landscape maintenance, irrigation and snow removal services throughout  the seven-county Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.  At the time of the acquisition, Biurch was led by James’ son, Earlier this year, BrightView announced the acquisition of Cutting Edge Property Maintenance, another company in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.