MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — TruGreen today announced it has completed its merger with Scotts LawnService to create North America’s premier lawn care company. Scotts LawnService is a former subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG). The merger of two industry leaders in professional lawn service will bring more resources, local experts, enhanced service and innovation to customers, with a shared belief that life is better lived outside.
As a result of the merger, TruGreen is expanding its leading services in lawn, tree and shrub care to approximately 2.3 million residential and commercial customers across the U.S. and Canada. TruGreen President and CEO David Alexander leads the newly combined company, which will operate as a privately held company under the TruGreen brand and remain headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. Jim Gimeson, former president of Scotts LawnService, joins as Chief Operating Officer, and John Compton, a Clayton, Dubillier & Rice (CD&R) Operating Partner and former PepsiCo President, will continue to serve as TruGreen’s Chairman.