Sperber Acquires Crystal Green Landscape in Oregon

Spreber Companies

Sperber Landscape Companies (SLC) has partnered with Oregon-based Crystal Greens Landscape. This partnership marks a significant emergence for SLC into the Pacific Northwest marketplace. Headquartered in Clackamas, Ore., Crystal Greens was founded in 1990 and has grown to include multiple facilities servicing the greater Portland, Vancouver and Salem metropolitan areas. Oregon Business recognized Crystal Greens for consecutive years as one of the top five “Best Companies to Work For” in the state. Founder and CEO Pat Murphy will continue his leadership of the company alongside General Manager Jason Sutton and his existing management team. Regarding the new partnership with Sperber, Murphy said, “This is … Read more

Urban Life Solutions, P Munro Group and John Sweeping Merge in Canada

Transaction creates one of Canada’s largest National Outdoor Service Solution Providers CALGARY, AB, Nov. 2, 2020 /CNW/ – Urban Life Solutions Inc. (“ULS”) headquartered in Calgary, and P. Munro Group Inc and John Sweeping (“Munro/John Sweeping”), headquartered in Ottawa, are pleased to announce the combination of their businesses creating one of the largest outdoor maintenance companies in Canada. The combined entity has over 625 employees with operations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, and Ontario from which they service over 80 Cities, Towns, and Counties across Canada. The Company provides snow & ice management, landscape maintenance, outdoor space enhancement & creation, garbage … Read more

BrightView Acquires WLE in Austin

BrightView Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BV) (“BrightView”), the leading commercial landscaping services company in the United States, today announced the acquisition of WLE LLC, a commercial landscape maintenance and development company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2003, WLE (Water | Land | Environment) is a full-service commercial landscape management company, whose 250-member team serves HOA, developer, commercial, and municipal clients across three markets in Central Texas. In addition to WLE’s field and administrative staffs, WLE’s core leadership team will join BrightView as part of the transaction. “We are excited to welcome WLE into … Read more

idverde Acquires OKNygard in Denmark

OKNygaard is idverde group’s second acquisition in Denmark, following the acquisition of Malmos at the end of 2019. OKNygaard and Malmos together will constitute idverde’s platform in Denmark, with an annual turnover of DKK 800 million. With the combined expertise of both companies, idverde can offer a full range of services in landscape creation and maintenance, both in and on the ground, and even above it, with its expertise on roof-top projects. ‘As of today, OKNygaard is part of idverde, Europe’s largest landscaping group. With this move OKNygaard and Malmos constitute idverde Denmark, now the leading landscape gardener in Denmark,’ says Hervé Lançon, CEO of the idverde group. Ole Kjærgaard, … Read more

Janet Moyer Landscaping Transitions to Employee Ownership and Management

Janet Moyer Landscaping (JML), a full-service landscaping company based in San Francisco, has made public its transition to a new management team formed from employees who are part of its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). “Following up on the implementation of our stock gift program in 2015, we felt that our current managers were equipped to take over senior management roles,” says Board Chair Michael Hofman regarding JML’s recent restructuring. Effective immediately, Caleb Goodwin and Joseph Couture will assume titles of Vice President and join Michael Padgett (already a Vice President) and take over operational management of the Company. They will report to the Board, consisting of Janet Moyer (founder and … Read more