NALP Members in the News: Sperber Landscape Companies, Kent Greenhouse & Gardens, Hoffman Landscapes Davey Resource Group, Ewing, LandCare USA - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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NALP Members in the News: Sperber Landscape Companies, Kent Greenhouse & Gardens, Hoffman Landscapes Davey Resource Group, Ewing, LandCare USA

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Sperber Landscape Companies Enters Arizona Market with ProQual Landscaping

Sperber Landscape Companies has entered the Arizona market with their recent partnership with ProQual Landscaping. Their addition marks the 17th brand in Sperber’s national portfolio.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, ProQual is a regional leader in commercial landscape services and cares for some of the most prestigious properties in the area.

“Teaming up with a company that shares our deeply rooted core values and a mutual passion for landscaping was essential for me,” says Scott Needham, president of ProQual. “This partnership is going to be a game-changer. With Sperber Landscape Companies on our side, we’re more than ready to take ProQual Landscaping to new heights!”

Kent Greenhouse & Gardens Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Kent Greenhouse & Gardens, based in Kent, Connecticut, has been in business since 1973 and has been known as a location for high-quality plants and gardening supplies.

Over the years the company has built a reputation of excellence in the garden and landscape industry. The garden center sells an array of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, vegetables, and houseplants, as well as a variety of gardening tools and accessories. They also have a comprehensive property care division as well as a full-service design team to handle construction projects.

Kent Greenhouse & Gardens will host an event later this year to thank the community for five great decades.

“We are thrilled to celebrate 50 years of serving the Kent community and beyond,” says Nick Russo, garden center & nursery manager. “Our success is due to the dedication of our staff and our loyal customers who have supported us throughout the years. We look forward to continuing to provide exceptional gardening products and services for many years to come.”

Hoffman Landscapes Promotes Employee

Hoffman Landscapes, based in Stamford, Connecticut, has promoted Joe Bamberger to director of property care for their Stamford branch.

In his new role, he will take charge of various property care operations, including landscape maintenance, plant health care, and snow and ice management. He will actively manage the Stamford branch, which serves homeowners in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York.

Bamberger was previously a property care manager. He has been with the company for over a decade and has consistently demonstrated his devotion to the business by providing exceptional service and going above and beyond for client satisfaction.

“Joe is a dedicated and talented professional who has been an asset to us for many years,” says Mike Hoffman, president of Hoffman Landscapes. “His passion for his work and his commitment to excellence are second to none, and we are confident that he will excel in his new role as director of property care.”

Davey Resource Group Partners with greehill to Create Digital Tree Inventory

Davey Resource Group, Inc., a subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Company, has partnered with Singapore-based business intelligence company greehill, which applies artificial intelligence to urban tree monitoring.

Since 2017, greehill has developed 3D digital twins and automated analyses of urban trees through a combination of high-resolution cameras, mobile laser scanning (MLS), terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), satellite imagery and proprietary machine learning algorithms. This reduces the time and costs associated with a city-wide tree inventory, making accurate insights accessible to cities of all sizes.

By partnering with DRG, they can assess exponentially more trees per day, help cities better calculate the social, environmental and economic benefits provided by existing trees and execute effective tree removal, pruning and planting initiatives to meet each city’s agenda.

Most of greehill’s existing work has been done in Europe and Asia. This solution will reach the North American market starting June 2023.

“This partnership with greehill is exciting because DRG will be able to utilize this new urban forestry technology to complete more urban forestry projects in the U.S. and bring additional value to our clients,” says Josh Behounek, business development manager for DRG. “greehill’s solution helps to drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to collect urban forestry data; therefore, we’ll be able to complete more tree inventories for more cities and use the data to thoughtfully plan tree maintenance and planting projects in our urban areas.”

Ewing Opens 13th Location in South Texas

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply has added a new location in Hockley, Texas. This is Ewing’s 13th location in South Texas and 41st in the state.

This is also the first superstore for Texas, featuring the branch that opened this month, and a bulk materials yard that is scheduled to open in the next three months.

“We’re excited to put down roots in Hockley,” says Sean Wimble, central territory president. “It’s a booming market that has been in need of a location like this one. In addition to opening the branch and yard on our 7-acre site, we’re moving our central warehouse from Ewing Katy to Hockley to best serve our customers in the region. Ewing Katy will be renovated to make it easier for customers to shop at that location.”

Ewing stocks quality irrigation, drainage, lighting, outdoor living, artificial turf, agronomics and sports fields products from such vendors as Rain Bird, Hunter, ADS, NDS, Landscape Products, Inc., FX Luminaire, Outdoor Bistro, Turf Distributors, Bonus Crop Fertilizer and Profile Products.

LandCare USA to Hold 25th Anniversary Celebration

June 4, 2023, marked the 25th anniversary of the rollup and IPO of LandCare USA, the first ever consolidation of commercial landscape and tree services and the subsequent public offering of a united entity on the New York Stock Exchange.

The founding companies included Linda Benge, Tree Inc. – Texas, Hal Cranston and Jim Marcus – Four Seasons – California, Roger Braswell, Southern Tree – South Carolina, David Luse, Arteka – Minnesota, Bruce Church, Church Landscape – Illinois, Mark Yahn, Ground Control – Florida, and Jeff Meyer, Desert Care – Arizona.
The company grew to over $335 million in revenues within 9 months of its going public. LandCare was subsequently acquired by TruGreen Chemlawn, a division of Service Master and together they created TruGreen LandCare, the largest green industry conglomerate providing green services to commercial and residential marketplaces across the country.

In recognition of this accomplishment, a 25th-anniversary celebration event will be on Aug. 4-6, 2023, at West Point, New York. Accommodations are available at Thayer Hotel at West Point. Reservations may be made at 845-446-4731. Kindly make reservations prior to July 15, 2023.

Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the senior content manager for NALP.