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NALP Members in the News: Landscape Workshop, SavATree, PBI-Gordon, Davey Tree

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Landscape Workshop Acquires A Cut Above Landscape Management

Landscape Workshop has recently completed the acquisition of A Cut Above Landscape Management, based in Columbus, Georgia.

A Cut Above Landscape Management was founded in 1989 with a strong focus on large commercial maintenance work and has developed a reputation for experienced lawn care and quality customer service.

“We have spent years developing trust with our clients through having a great team with the capacity to deliver great service in all areas of commercial landscape service,” Brad Terrell, founder of A Cut Above Landscape Management says. “It was important to us to partner with a company that has an emphasis on continuing to deliver exceptional service to our clients, with added capacity and proven systems, to help our clients even more. It was also important for us to partner with a company that will take good care of our employees, as well as create growth opportunities for our long-term team members. With Landscape Workshop, our current team members will not only have a chance to keep their jobs but will have a better opportunity for career growth.”

Terrell will join Landscape Workshop as an ambassador to smooth the transition period and ensure continuity of exceptional customer service. Landscape Workshop already has a presence in central Georgia, Montgomery and Auburn and is excited to grow into the Columbus community.

SavAtTree Merges with Nels Johnson Tree Experts and Bozeman Tree, Lawn & Pest

SavATree has merged with Nels Johnson Tree Experts, based in Evanston, Illinois. This broadens SavATree’s Midwest market, serving customers throughout Chicagoland and Northern Illinois.

“We are excited to partner with the oldest family owned and operated tree and plant health care company in Chicagoland!” says Carmine Schiavone, SavATree CEO. “Joining forces with Nels Johnson Tree Experts further assists us in building a strong base in the Midwest, as this merger marks our fourth location in Illinois. Everyone at SavATree is looking forward to keeping this near century old business thriving.”

Nels Johnson Tree Experts has been providing the highest level of professionalism to their customers since 1930. Owners, Erik and John Johnson, along with their team, will remain on board with SavATree as part of their commitment to building and maintaining quality relationships.

“Ensuring the continuity of our personalized care and attention was important to us,” says Erik Johnson. “Our commitment to quality is something that we weren’t willing to sacrifice, and we knew that merging with SavATree wouldn’t compromise our premiere client relationships. We look forward to impressing customers with the same great quality of work and high level of customer service they’ve always received, just under a new canopy now with superior resources.”

SavATree has also merged with Bozeman Tree, Lawn & Pest, based in Bozeman, Montana. This merger allows SavATree to enter the Montana market.

Bozeman Tree, Lawn & Pest has been serving Southwest Montana since 2000. Owner Jeff Pfeil, along with his team, will stay on with SavATree for a seamless transition.

“For me, the timing was finally right and the partnership with SavATree is a powerful transition for customers and team members,” Pfeil says. “SavATree’s eco-friendly approach and commitment to safety really aligns with the values and standards we’ve set at Bozeman Tree, Lawn & Pest. I know that my team will be taken care of and will have more opportunity for accelerated growth with SavATree’s systems and support.”

PBI-Gordon Hires Sales Representative

Michael Johnson

PBI-Gordon Corporation has hired Michael Johnson as a sales representative. He will be responsible for PBI-Gordon product sales to golf course and turfgrass management customers in Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii.

“We are excited that Michael has joined the PBI-Gordon team of employee-owners,” says Trevor Radford, regional sales manager for PBI-Gordon. “His focus, experience, and drive will be a great asset to our valued customers in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Hawaii.”

Before PBI-Gordon, Johnson worked for FMC Professional Solutions as a market specialist since 2018. In college, he interned with sales teams at Bayer CropScience and Valent USA. He has a Bachelor of Science in agronomy from Auburn University.

Davey Tree Adds Residential Division of John Lucas Tree Expert Co.

The Davey Tree Expert Company has added the residential division of John Lucas Tree Expert Co., based in Portland, Maine.

Founded in Bangor, Maine, in 1926, Lucas Tree Experts is a third-generation family business. It currently employs 550 people across all of its service lines. The majority of its business is providing vegetation management services to utilities along the eastern seaboard from Nova Scotia to South Carolina.

The residential tree and plant health care division was started in 1982 and now will operate under Davey Tree. It employs over a dozen employees who will join the Davey Tree team.

“With Davey Tree being one of the oldest, largest and most respected tree service companies in the nation, we are confident it will be an excellent steward to our customers and provide new career opportunities for our talented team of arborists and technicians,” says Arthur Baston Jr., president of Lucas Tree Experts. “Davey Tree is also the 8th largest employee-owned company in the U.S., which will be a big advantage to our residential employees and their futures.”

Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the senior content manager for NALP.