Today’s Green Industry News

Dwyer Group acquires Mosquito Joe

August 15, 2018By

Waco, Texas-based Dwyer Group, parent company of The Grounds Guys, acquired Mosquito Joe, a franchisor in the mosquito control services industry, based in Virginia Beach, Va. This event marks the first acquisition for Dwyer Group since announcing Harvest Partners as its new private equity partner. Dwyer Group now boasts nearly 3,300 franchisees and 825 associates across nine countries. “Mosquito Joe’s... read more

Finance expert Herring analyzes BrightView’s financial statements

August 15, 2018By

BrightView released its financial statements and related disclosures for the quarter ended June 30. This information has great value for owners of landscape companies. I have simplified the company’s income statement and provided some observations below. As a CFO, I assemble and review rolling 12-month income statements in seasonal industries like the landscape industry. The table below contains the trailing... read more

ProfitLion event covers leadership styles, valuations, women in landscaping and more

August 14, 2018By

Landscape industry veterans, including business owners and consultants, came together for ProfitLion’s inaugural Seeds for Success training seminar in Pittsburgh. The landscape software company’s July event provided insights to green industry professionals on topics such as marketing, estimating, setting expectations, hiring, sales and leadership. Here are several takeaways shared from a few of the Seeds for Success 2018 presentations. Become... read more

BrightView reports record revenue for Q3

August 14, 2018By

BrightView reported results for its third fiscal quarter, which ended June 30. The company had a net loss of $1.4 million for the quarter on a record revenue of $630.3 million, which is up about a half percent from the same period last year. In addition, BrightView completed two acquisitions during its third quarter with combined annual revenue of $73.2... read more

NHLA to host seminar for dealers, contractors at GIE+EXPO

August 13, 2018By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) will host a seminar program during this year’s GIE+EXPO, with sessions for dealers and contractors. With sessions in English and Spanish, the program is designed for dealers seeking to increase sales to area Hispanic contractors; Hispanic contractors looking for greater success; and non-Hispanics wishing to better engage Hispanic employees, according to NHLA. New this... read more

Ewing opens first New York location

August 13, 2018By

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply opened its first New York location on Long Island, N.Y., earlier this month. “The continued growth and expansion of this company is just one example of the strength a family-owned company can have,” said Phil Kerchner, regional manager for Ewing’s northeast/mid-Atlantic region. “We’re here to serve our customers in New York and the rest of... read more

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