Commercial Grounds Care Merges with Schiller-Pfeiffer

SOUTHAMPTON, PA — Commercial Grounds Care, Inc. of Johnson Creek, WI — manufacturer of BOB-CAT, Bunton, Ryan and Steiner brand grounds care equipment — and Schiller-Pfeiffer, Inc. of Southampton, PA — manufacturer of Classen, Little Wonder and Mantis brand gardening, landscaping and turf care equipment — have merged to create Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. The two companies have been affiliates since August 2006. The merging of Commercial Grounds Care (CGC) and Schiller-Pfeiffer, Inc. (SPI) was completed on Jan. 1, 2009 and became effective on Jan. 5, 2009. The successful merger is the culmination of two years of preparation — merging … Read more

HighGrove Partners Announces Share Ownership Change

Austell, Georgia (January 8, 2009) – William Lincicome, ASLA, AIA, Chief Creative Officer and James McCutcheon, CLP, Chief Executive Officer have acquired President Kenneth Rogers’ ownership shares of HighGrove Partners in a share purchase agreement. “Bill and I have the highest respect for Ken’s talent and expertise in operations and finance, which has contributed immensely to HighGrove. We are coming off one of our strongest years and Ken played a big role in this achievement as well as many others. As we look at our company vision and long-term goals for the future, we believe this decision is a step … Read more

The Dos and Don’ts of Seller Financing

The Dos and Don’ts of Seller Financing By Mike Handelsman, General Manager, BizBuySell In today’s tight business-for-sale marketplace, an owner’s willingness to finance the sale gives him or her an edge over the competition. But owner financing isn’t for the faint of heart. To stay on track, sellers need to follow some obvious – and some not so obvious – dos and don’ts. There’s nothing more frustrating than a listed business that attracts a lot of attention, but no buyers who are willing to seal the deal. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the situation many business owners are facing in today’s marketplace. … Read more

Yellowstone acquires Austin Outdoor

Bunnell, Florida, January 6, 2009 – Bunnell-based Austin Outdoor today announced that it has become part of the Yellowstone Landscape Group, one of the largest full service and environmentally focused landscape providers in the United States. Austin Outdoor’s leadership will retain significant ownership in Yellowstone and will lead the Company’s expansion in Florida and the Bahamas. Edward Schatz, Jr., founder of Austin Outdoor, said, “Our focus on creating premier properties, building lasting relationships is closely aligned with Yellowstone’s vision of building a world class landscape organization dedicated to customer experience, return on investment and environmental stewardship.” William Dellecker, Executive Vice … Read more

PermaTreat acquires Envirway of Chester, VA

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — PermaTreat Pest Control, headquartered in Fredericksburg, Va., has purchased Envirway Pest and Termite, located in Chester, Va., a Richmond suburb. PermaTreat currently has an office in the Richmond area. The acquisition of Envirway expands PermaTreat’s service area to the Petersburg and Hopewell areas as well as Southside Virginia. The business will continue to operates as Envirway a division of PermaTreat Pest Control. “Envirway fits in perfectly with PermaTreat’s green initiative” according to Jack Broome, president and COO for PermaTreat. PermaTreat services northern and central Virginia with nine locations From PCT online