Wellesley, Massachusetts; February 28, 2008 — The Spring Garden Group, Inc. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the business of Briggs Nursery, Inc. Briggs is recognized as the leading company in North American in providing growers in the U. S. and internationally of products based upon the production of tissue culture plantlets, as well as being a prominent supplier of finished woody ornamental plants primarily in the Northwestern U. S. Briggs conducts its operations in Elma, Washington from its new tissue culture laboratory constructed in 2006 and related facilities developed and put in place over the past … Read more

Watch All Pest Control to Join Rentokil North America

Agreement Represents Expansion and Potential Growth in New England Reading, PA, February 28, 2008 – Watch All Pest Control, headquartered in Weymouth, Massachusetts, has entered into an agreement to join Rentokil North America. The announcement was made by Victor Hammel, CEO of Rentokil North America and Watch All co-owners Stephen Certa, President and Peter Comrack, Vice President. Watch All provides residential and commercial pest control, termite control and lawn care throughout Massachusetts and offers affiliate services through Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The company was founded 27 years ago by Certa and Comrack as an extension of … Read more


Swingle, a local Colorado company continues to expand their legendary landscape care and award winning holiday décor services along Colorado’s Front Range communities. Denver, CO – Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care, today announced their acquisition of customers from Schra Enterprises, a 12 year old tree care services company that focused on a customer base mainly in Loveland, Colorado. The Schra brothers, Chris and Kurt said, “We have searched for a Colorado based company that provided exceptional customer service with the expertise that our customer’s have come to expect. After carefully considering several options, we were excited to announce that … Read more

Ball Horticultural Company Acquires Darwin Plants

WEST CHICAGO, IL – Ball Horticultural Company has acquired Dutch perennials company Darwin Plants. The agreement combines Darwin’s specialty expertise in perennials with Ball’s extensive capabilities in research, production, sales, marketing and customer service, giving perennial growers around the world more access to the comprehensive, creative range of perennials and shrubs for which Darwin Plants is known. “One of our goals is for Ball to be known as a perennial company,” says Anna Ball, President & CEO of Ball Horticultural Company. “Adding Darwin Plants to our offering means our customers benefit from specialized expertise and even more innovative products. We’re … Read more

Urban Outfitters Agrees to Acquire Styer’s

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 18, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq:URBN), a leading lifestyle consumer products company operating under the Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters brands, today announced that it had entered into an agreement, subject to due diligence, to acquire J. Franklin Styer Nurseries, Inc. Styer’s is one of the oldest and most respected garden centers in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. From its ten-acre nursery located just east of Chadds Ford, PA in Philadelphia’s affluent western suburbs, Styer’s offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plant material, an eclectic assortment of garden supplies and home products, a … Read more