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Origin stories: Coast Landscape Management | The girl in the boy’s club

June 12, 2017By

Kelly Solomon CEO, Coast Landscape Management No. 128 Kelly Solomon got her start as a salesperson at TruGreen after it bought LandCare USA, which had acquired Lebo Newman’s company. In 2000, Solomon left to start Up Valley Landscape, which bought Coast Landscape Management in 2005 and began operation under that name. Later that year, Newman signed on as chairman and... read more

Origin stories: Signature Landscapes | The unemployed plant lover

June 12, 2017By

Lebo Newman CEO, Signature Landscapes No. 122 Long before Lebo Newman was the CEO of Signature Landscapes, a $14.7 million firm company in Reno, Nev., he was standing in an unemployment line. His only landscape experience was caring for his prized jade plant. Five years after collecting his last unemployment check, he became the partner of a California firm that... read more

LM150: Top 25 by region

June 12, 2017By

A look at the 2017 LM150 list—sorted for top performers by regions.  Editor’s note: Not all companies report regional data. Dollar amounts were calculated by LM from data reported. By Profit Center By Region   By Region Northeast Southeast Midwest Southwest West     Northeast 1 TruGreen $194,505,940 2 Bartlett Tree Experts $103,251,643 3 Ruppert Landscape $77,389,832 4 Denison Landscaping $60,100,000... read more

LM150: Fast-growing firms

June 12, 2017By

There were 58 companies with double-digit growth in the 2017 LM150 list. To learn more about the companies in bold, scroll to the bottom of this page. Growth Rank Overall Rank Company % Change Over 2015 1 17 Elite Team Offices 143% 2 35 Clean Scapes 119% 3 74 Baytree Landscape Contractors 60% 4 91 Ecoscape Solutions Group 58% 5... read more

LM150: Top 25 in by mix, profit center

June 12, 2017By

A look at the 2017 LM150 list—sorted for top performers by client mix and profit centers.  Editor’s note: Not all companies report client mix and profit center data. Dollar amounts were calculated by LM from data reported. By Profit Center By Mix By Mix Commercial Residential Government     Commercial 1 TruGreen $171,223,000 2 U.S. Lawns $168,240,000 3 LandCare $165,000,000 4 Ferrandino... read more

LM150: Big numbers

June 12, 2017By

This year’s list has a first—two companies topping the billion-dollar mark. For the first time ever, there were two landscape industry companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Topping the LM150 list are BrightView at $2.2 billion and TruGreen at $1.3 billion. There has been significant consolidation over the past few years. Four out of the top five... read more