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Mariani Landscape Acquires Siciliano Landscape Company
Mariani Landscape has acquired New Jersey-based Siciliano Landscape Company as its 12th addition to Mariani’s family of family companies.
Siciliano Landscape is a third-generation, family-owned business known for their design, installation and maintenance. The company was started in 1935 and has a reputation as a premier provider of residential maintenance. The company offers a full range of design services, including conceptual master planning, construction documentation, project management and landscape installation.
“Siciliano Landscape is one of the most respected and awarded residential landscapers in New Jersey,” says Frank Mariani, Mariani Landscape chairman. “They have built an incredible reputation over three generations, and their first-rate service and unsurpassed expertise in the industry has long been admired. I’m honored to be associated with the exceptional quality and values they’re known for across New Jersey and beyond.”
Karen Siciliano, owner and president of Siciliano Landscape, says she is still at the helm and all her employees are remaining. She says she joined Mariani to share resources and innovation.
“It’s a huge honor to be selected and I’m really proud of my team,” she says. “Mariani has invested in us and I’ve invested in Mariani. These are exciting times at Siciliano Landscape.”
PBI-Gordon Corporation Hires Two New Employees
Matt Steward and Patrick Bastron have joined PBI-Gordon Corporation. Steward will serve as senior director of national accounts and Bastron will be a sales representative for Illinois and Indiana.
Steward will lead the national accounts team in all aspects of account management in the turf and ornamental markets of golf, landscape, and professional lawn care. Previously, he was a senior sales manager ALMACO. He has a Bachelor of Science in agricultural business from Iowa State University.
“Matt has a proven track record of employing innovative and strategic commercial approaches, building trusting relationships, and ultimately driving business growth,” says Tim Demerath, vice president of sales for PBI-Gordon. “He will be a valuable member of the PBI-Gordon team and our customers will benefit greatly from his expertise.”
Bastron will be responsible for product sales to golf course and turfgrass management customers in Illinois and Indiana. He will also identify new business opportunities in his sales territory. Before joining the company, he was an assistant golf course superintendent. He earned his Bachelor of Science in horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“We are excited that Patrick has joined the PBI-Gordon team of employee-owners,” says Brett Rieck, regional sales manager for PBI-Gordon. “His focus, experience, drive, and familiarity with the growing conditions in the Midwest will be a great asset to our valued customers in Illinois and Indiana.”
Prime Source’s Proprietary Products Manager Retires; New Hire Named
Steve Jedrzejek, proprietary products manager for Prime Source, is retiring after spending more than 40 years in the turf and ornamental industries. He has been with Prime Source since 2018.
Stepping into his role will be Matt Wilkinson. He will lead selling initiatives for the proprietary specialty product portfolio across the U.S. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the green industry will past roles in agronomy, golf course management, and sales in turf, ornamental, golf, and sports turf product sales.
Wilkinson has a Bachelor of Science in horticulture/turf & landscape management from Oregon State.
“He brings a wealth of experience in several aspects of the industries that we serve and will be a great asset to the team as we continue to promote and manage our proprietary specialty product portfolio,” says Russ Mitchell, director of Prime Source/Specialty.
Ruppert Landscape Hires Director of Project Management
Jeremy Clayton has joined Ruppert Landscape as director of project management for the company’s landscape construction division. He will work with Ruppert’s construction branches to create more continuity across project management practices, improve training and refine processes.
Clayton previously spent six years at another landscaping firm, where he led their project management team. He also had his own landscaping business before then, which he ran for 14 years.
“Jeremy’s extensive experience, positive attitude, and unwavering commitment to best project management practices will make him a valuable addition to our company,” says Mike Felts, regional vice president in the company’s landscape construction division. “I am confident that his skills and expertise will contribute significantly to our team’s success and help us deliver exceptional results for our clients.”
Massey Services Names Senior Director of Marketing
Massey Services has promoted Becky Church from director of advertising and communications to senior director of marketing.
She first joined the company in 2005 as a marketing manager. Since then, she has provided marketing and communication support for every service across all of Massey’s markets.
“Throughout her career with our company, Becky has been a driving force in developing and executing our marketing programs,” says Tony Massey, president and CEO of Massey Services. “Her focus on providing quality service and consistent ability to deliver high-quality marketing solutions has been an important component to the growth of our company.”