Northern Virginia company acquires competitor

January 6, 2016 -  By

B. Rushing LogoB. Rushing Lawn & Landscaping in Lorton, Va., acquired East Coast Professional Landscape in Fairfax Station, Va. Terms of the deal, effective Jan. 1, were not disclosed.

“Both companies are similarly aligned, and we really felt this was a win-win situation for all,” said Brandon Rushing, owner of B. Rushing Lawn & Landscaping. “I am looking forward to working with Patrick and continuing to provide excellent service to his customers.”

Patrick Russell, owner of East Coast Professional Landscape, assumed a sales and account manager position, handling the East Coast accounts. All of East Coast’s employees also made the transition to B. Rushing.

The full-service company will cover Northern Virginia. Since both operated in Fairfax County, near Washington D.C., B. Rushing was able to retain East Coast’s entire customer base, according to Russell. The company began notifying customers of a potential acquisition in October. Russell said communication among ownership, employees and customers made the transition process “seamless.”

“Brandon and I have worked closely in the same market for a long time,” Russell said. “He would take care of 20-30 homes in a neighborhood, and I would do 10-15, so we’ll be able to condense driving routes. There really won’t be any areas I was servicing that we won’t.”

Rushing and Russell have known each other since high school. Discussions in a shared local peer group led to the acquisition.

“It was a great opportunity to work with (Rushing),” Russell said. “The timing was right for him to expand, and it seemed good for both us.”

The company declined to comment on its combined number of employees and yearly revenue.

Peter Haakon of Lawn Business Consultants assisted in the transaction.

About the Author:

Dillon Stewart graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, earning a Bachelor of Science in Online Journalism with specializations in business and political science. Stewart is a former associate editor of LM.

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  1. bob jones says:

    are you kidding me, LM is this really news??? hey, guess what, i paid $500 to “buy” billy bobs landscaping so we could have all the $300/yr accounts on the block!!!!