TAG: BrightView

Court approves $4.7M OT case settlement for former Brickman supervisors

October 25, 2017By

Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania court approved a nearly $5 million overtime case settlement against The Brickman Group, now BrightView. The class/collective action settlement resolves the case, Acevedo, et al. v. Brightview Landscapes, which was filed against Brickman Group in October 2013. It alleged the company underpaid overtime to its salary-paid supervisors by paying only half-time overtime pay under a “fluctuating... read more

OpX, safety go hand in hand

October 17, 2017By

How BrightView reduced safety incident rates by 50 percent since 2014.  I have a photograph in my office that shows a BrightView team member working on a client site in Louisville, Ky. It’s a beautiful photo of a landscape that shows the skill and dedication of the crews who installed and maintain it. At first glance, I’m proud of the... read more

How BrightView does safety

October 17, 2017By

At BrightView, we have a widely distributed business, so to standardize how we operationalize safety every day in all of our branches, our leadership team has defined and developed a “Daily Safety Game Plan.” This commitment begins when our teams arrive in the morning and doesn’t end until they walk through their own front door. Preparing for work Start each... read more

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