TAG: LM150

LM150 list: Call for submissions

January 31, 2018By

Landscape Management is accepting submissions for its LM150 list. Entries are due by April 2. The LM150 is a list of the largest landscape companies ranked by annual revenue. LM has published the list annually since 2009. It has grown to include breakouts for customer mix, service mix, regions and companies with double-digit growth. The 2018 list will appear in... read more

Yellowstone Landscape expands in Texas

October 9, 2017By

Yellowstone Landscape, headquartered in Bunnell, Fla., expanded with a new location in Austin, Texas. “We’ve been targeting an expansion into Austin for a number of years now,” said Tim Portland, CEO of Yellowstone Landscape. “We’re extremely proud of our longstanding client relationships in the greater Houston area. Many of our clients also own or manage properties in Austin and have been... 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

Origin stories: Gothic Landscape | The family man

June 21, 2017By

Jon Georgio CEO, Gothic Landscape No. 12 Since 1984, Jon Georgio and his brothers have taken the company their mother and father started from $500,000 to $130 million in annual revenue. Through it all, they’ve retained a mom-and-pop vibe while providing jobs to more than a thousand people and operating in four states. This is the story of three brothers,... read more

Origin stories: Perficut | The kid with a mower

June 19, 2017By

Kory Ballard CEO, Perficut No. 124 This might be the most common trope in the landscape industry. A teenager with a mower cuts some lawns for extra money and ends up falling in love with the industry. What’s rare, however, is when that teenager builds a company like Perficut, a full-service, mostly commercial company pulling in $14.3 million in annual... read more

LM150: Business book club

June 12, 2017By

A great business book can serve as the philosophy by which a business owner molds his or her company. Most company executives read many business books, but only a few tomes stick with them—and that’s probably for the best. “Many owners make the mistake of zigzagging their style and direction every time they read a new buzz book,” says Lebo... read more