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Schill Grounds Management acquires BAM Outdoor to expand into Indianapolis

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Schill Grounds Management expands westward into the Indianapolis area with the acquisition of BAM Outdoor.

Schill Grounds Management, No. 27 on the 2023 LM150 list, expands westward into the Indianapolis area with the acquisition of BAM Outdoor, a locally owned and operated company that provides commercial landscaping, lawn care and snow removal services.

BAM serves the Indianapolis market, including the suburbs of Westfield, Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville and plans to expand service across the entire Indianapolis metro area. BAM’s clients include numerous multi-family complexes, homeowner associations, logistics and distribution facilities and other commercial customers. BAM’s service area is adjacent to Schill’s territory in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, and extends Schill’s reach deeper into Indiana.

BAM’s owners — Jeff Kontor, Jared Winn and Michael Linton — will help oversee the integration into Schill and will continue to have active leadership roles in growing the business across Indianapolis. The trio were employees of BAM Outdoor for many years and bought the business from a previous owner in 2019.

“Jeff, Jared and Mike brought an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mentality to BAM that we admire and respect, and we are delighted to add them and their employees to the Schill family,” said Jerry Schill, who founded Schill Grounds Management 30 years ago and serves as its CEO. “BAM has a terrific culture that aligns with our values, and we look forward to growing the business together.”

After partnering with BAM, Schill has about 1,100 employees and continues to grow organically as well as through acquisitions.

Like Schill, BAM provides commercial landscape management services that include lawn maintenance, lawn care and snow and ice removal services.

Schill plans to retain the BAM name and branding in the Indianapolis market and BAM plans to make additional acquisitions in Indiana and beyond.

Previous Schill acquisitions include:

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