NALP Members in the News: Schill Grounds Management, Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service, SiteOne, Sperber Landscape Companies, Davey Tree - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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NALP Members in the News: Schill Grounds Management, Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service, SiteOne, Sperber Landscape Companies, Davey Tree

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Schill Grounds Management Expands to Cincinnati

Schill Grounds Management is expanding into the Cincinnati market after purchasing two full-service landscaping companies. Between the two businesses, they have served southern Ohio for a combined 90 years.

Schill acquired Ward + Thornton Landscapes, based in Maineville, Ohio, and was founded more than 50 years ago. The company offers full-service landscape, maintenance, snow management and design/build services to numerous customers including Fortune 500 companies as well as local businesses of all sizes.

Mike Ward, former owner of Ward + Thornton will oversee the consolidated operation in the region in a new role as Schill’s market president of Cincinnati.  

Fredericks Landscaping was also purchased, based in Cincinnati. They have been providing full-service landscaping and snow management to customers in central Cincinnati and northern Kentucky for more than 40 years.

These are the third and fourth acquisitions Schill has completed in recent months and expands their current footprint beyond Cleveland and Columbus. Schill will continue to operate out of both companies’ existing facilities and approximately 200 employees from the acquired companies will join the Schill family.  

Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service Acquires Community Landscape Company

Justin Gamester, CEO of Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service with Phil Borelli, previous owner of Community Landscaping Company, based in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service has increased their territory to include New Hampshire’s Lake Region, by acquiring Community Landscape Company, based in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

Community Landscape Company owner Phil Borelli told his clients in a letter: “Piscataqua Landscaping and Tree Service is a quality organization and believes in all the same things that I do: long-term relationships, depth of resources and support for their employees, quality service, and care for their customers. Our phone numbers remain the same, our location remains the same and our philosophy remains the same.”

As part of the acquisition, all 12 employees from Community Landscape Company will join Piscataqua’s 100+ staff across Maine and New Hampshire.

“We have worked closely with Phil around the Lake for a few years and saw this as a great opportunity to provide more resources for the team members, and a wider scope of services for the clients around the Lake,” says Justin Gamester, president & CEO of Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service. “We’re looking forward to providing the same high-quality landscaping services.”

SiteOne Adds Branch in Washington

SiteOne’s new branch located in Poulsbo, Washington, is now open to the public.

“We’re excited about filling the green industry distribution void on the Poulsbo peninsula,” says Olin Smith, Area Manager – Pacific Northwest of SiteOne Landscape Supply. “Our new branch features a full lineup of products — irrigation, lawn maintenance, hardscapes and landscape lighting materials. No matter if the focus is on landscape maintenance or construction, the contractors working on the peninsula now have a convenient, single-source solution to get the materials they need, when they need it.”

LMN Business Management Software users can order directly from their local SiteOne branch within their LMN account. Materials uploaded from SiteOne to the LMN dashboard are readily available for contractors to adjust the description, shipping, warranty factors and markups to determine the price to charge customers while keeping estimates profitable.

Customers can stop into the new SiteOne to receive 10 percent off the first purchase of $250 or more (exclusions apply) and get a free SiteOne hat, while supplies last.

Sperber Landscape Companies Partners with Cagwin & Dorward

Sperber Landscape Companies has joined forces with commercial landscaping services company, Cagwing & Dorward. This partnership will allow Sperber to expand into the Northern California marketplace.

This partnership creates a substantial footprint for Sperber as they continue to broaden their presence with strategic partnerships throughout the country.

“We are honored to partner with such a well-respected company,” says Richard Sperber, managing partner of Sperber Landscape Companies. “Cagwin & Dorward has the type of brand recognition that only comes from decades of hard work and strong multi-generational leadership. This is a big step for Sperber as we expand in our home state of California.”

Cagwin & Dorward is headquartered in Petaluma, California, and was founded in 1955. This company services California’s Bay Area, Sacramento and the Central Valley. Cagwin’s CEO, Steve Glennon, will continue his leadership of the company alongside his existing management team.

“We are very excited to partner with Sperber Landscape Companies,” Glennon says. “Combining our management teams and resources will provide the means to take Cagwin & Dorward to the next level and create more opportunities for our employees.”

Davey Names Richmond District Manager

Lawrence Eckart

The Davey Tree Expert Company has announced the promotion of Lawrence Eckart to district manager of Davey’s Richmond residential/commercial (R/C) services office.

Eckart started with Davey in 1989 as a sales and service coordinator at the Baltimore R/C office. He was promoted to sales arborist in 1996. In 2002, he was promoted to assistant district manager for the Baltimore office. He has most recently been a regional business developer with the commercial tree care team serving the Maryland and Washington D.C. markets.

“Lawrence’s depth of experience in both residential and commercial settings, combined with his ambition and willingness to help those around him, have proven he will be a great leader of this office,” says Phil Snyder, vice president, East Atlantic, R/C services. “He has fueled a lasting and successful Davey career, and I have the same high expectations for this chapter to come.”

Eckart is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist and holds licenses as a Maryland Tree Expert and Maryland and Washington D.C. Pesticide Applicator. He graduated from the Davey Institute of Horticultural Science in 1991 and in 1993 he graduated from the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences.

Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the senior content manager for NALP.