Today’s Green Industry News

BrightView acquires Benchmark Landscapes

February 7, 2019By

BrightView Holdings acquired Benchmark Landscapes, a commercial landscaping company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2002, Benchmark is a provider of commercial landscaping services in Texas, including landscape maintenance, design, installation, hardscapes, irrigation and tree care. Benchmark’s 240 employees cover a service area from Austin to San Antonio, inclusive of the San Marcos... read more

Companies in the News: ASV honors top dealers; The Greenery snags award; Heritage Landscape Supply Group makes 2 acquisitions

February 6, 2019By

ASV Holdings, a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid-steers, named its 2018 dealer award winners. The awards honored top-performing and loyal members of its list of dealers at the company’s annual dealer meeting. ASV named Ontario-based Regional Tractor Sales as the 2018 Dealer of the Year due to the company’s exceptional sales, performance and loyalty. The... read more

NALP CEO steps down

February 1, 2019By

Sabeena Hickman is stepping down as CEO of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Hickman, who served as CEO for nearly 12 years, will serve as a consultant to the organization for the next six months to ensure a smooth transition of leadership responsibilities. “I am extremely proud of all that this association has accomplished during my tenure and... read more

People on the Move: K-Rain names new director of operations; Gothic Landscape promotes 2; Advanced Turf Solutions selects new CEO

January 30, 2019By

Adrian Toribio assumed the position of director of operations and quality for K-Rain. “Adrian’s ability to take our engineering technology and implement policies and procedures that benefit our supply chain is amazing,” said Chip Kah, president of K-Rain. “In his expanded role, he’ll be able to now provide his leadership to our growing operations across the globe.” Formerly, Toribio held... read more

It’s time for LM150 submissions

January 30, 2019By

Landscape Management is accepting submissions for its 2019 LM150 list now through April 1. 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 2019 list will appear in the... read more

NALP names 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

January 30, 2019By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has named H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina as the 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. The award recognizes a member who has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, ensured advancement of the landscape industry by actions and endeavors and serves as a shining example to current and future female entrepreneurs. This award will be presented at... read more