Today’s Green Industry News

Ruppert Landscape adds third Pennsylvania location

April 9, 2018By

Ruppert Landscape expanded its service area in Pennsylvania with an additional location in Camp Hill. This operation joins two existing Pennsylvania landscape management operations in Toughkenamon and King of Prussia. “The addition of the Camp Hill location places us in a healthy market that values quality landscapes and provides our people with an opportunity for growth,” said Tom Barry, president... read more

Aspen Grove debuts as a national alliance of 10 landscape firms

April 5, 2018By

A holding company for 10 commercial landscaping firms with a combined $180 million in annual revenue has rebranded as Aspen Grove Landscape Group. The holding company, based in Willow Grove, Pa., was previously known as Five Seasons Property Management. President David Fleischner says the alliance “brings together the best landscape professionals from across the country.” The Aspen Grove companies include:... read more

Project EverGreen announces phase 2 of Detroit’s Pingree Park project

April 5, 2018By

Project EverGreen and its partners will commence phase two of renovations on Detroit’s Pingree Park on June 8-9. “Pingree Park and the people living in the surrounding community are the real winners,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “With generous financial and in-kind support, this park will get a much-needed facelift. The improved park space will result in... read more

Fiore shares background, vision for LandscapeHub

April 4, 2018By

Lisa Fiore’s roots in the landscape and nursery industries run deep and wide. She is a co-founder and the CEO of LandscapeHub, an online marketplace for plants and landscape products, and formerly the fourth generation owner/operator of Chicago-area Fiore Nursery & Landscape Supply. In Chicago, the name Fiore, which means “flower” in Italian, is synonymous with nurserymen and landscape contractors.... read more

Texas landscape company must pay $400K in workers’ comp fraud case

April 4, 2018By

A Pflugerville, Texas-based landscape company pleaded guilty to misrepresenting its payroll so it could pay less for workers’ compensation coverage, according to an article from workerscompensation.com. After entering in the plea, the Travis County District Court ordered Jammers Groundscapes to pay $400,000 to Texas Mutual Insurance Co., the workers’ compensation carrier. From 2009 to 2015, Jammers Groundscapes defrauded Texas Mutual... read more

Companies in the News: Stihl breaks ground in Virginia; Doosan Bobcat center receives LEED certification; LandCare holds annual leadership conference; and PBI-Gordon prepares to move

April 4, 2018By

Stihl held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on its new administration building and other campus improvements at Stihl headquarters for the U.S. in Virginia Beach, Va. The $25 million administration building project is part of the company’s investment in growing U.S. operations. In addition, there will be significant improvements to an outdoor demonstration area for hands-on training,... read more