TAG: BrightView

BrightView acquires Florida company

September 11, 2017By

BrightView acquired Girard Environmental Services (GES), a commercial landscape maintenance company based in Sanford, Fla. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GES CEO Rick Girard said the two companies have much in common. “BrightView shares our passion for the craft of landscaping and our commitment to achieving success for our clients and to the safety, well-being and career advancement of team... read more

BrightView partners with MLB to renovate historic minor league field

June 20, 2017By

BrightView is renovating Bowman Field, the second oldest minor league ballpark in the U.S., in preparation to host the MLB Little League Classic Game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals Aug. 20, during the Little League World Series. BrightView Design Group designed the new field, and BrightView’s Sports Turf and Development teams completed the project, which began on... read more

BrightView completes relocation of a 700,000-pound tree

May 18, 2017By

BrightView Tree Co. completed a massive tree relocation project, moving a 700,000-pound Quercus agrifolia (California live oak) to its new home in Orange County, Calif. At 50 feet tall with branches spanning double its height and weighing about the same as a Boeing 747, the oak is the largest tree BrightView has ever moved. “It was a massive tree,” said... read more

BrightView to deploy zero-emission, low-noise equipment

May 10, 2017By

BrightView purchased and is in the process of deploying electric mowers and other electric landscaping equipment this spring. “We design, develop, maintain and enhance landscapes for clients who have unique requirements regarding noise or environmental impacts and, in many cases, both,” said Jeff Herold, president of BrightView Landscape Services. “Recent advances in zero-emission technology are allowing us to look at this... read more

BrightView will appeal $39 million wrongful death verdict

May 10, 2017By

Last week, a Texas jury awarded $39 million in damages to the family of a Houston firefighter who was killed when his bike collided with a landscape trailer owned by The Brickman Group, now BrightView. The company plans to appeal the decision. Michelle Braswell, the widow of Capt. W. Mark Braswell, filed a wrongful death suit against Brickman and its... read more

BrightView acquires landscape maintenance division of California-based Marina

January 11, 2017By

BrightView purchased the landscape maintenance division of Marina Landscape, a landscape maintenance company located in Anaheim, Calif. Terms of the deal, which was finalized on Jan. 1, were not disclosed. Marina is No. 20 on the LM150 list of top-generating firms with $64 million in 2015 revenue. “We have worked for decades to build up our maintenance business, and we are gratified that a company... read more