TAG: Florida

Florida company to pay $3M after fatal bike crash

July 12, 2017By

The widow of a cyclist who died in 2011 when he collided with a parked truck owned by a landscaping company was awarded $3 million in damages late last month. E&S Landscaping, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based full service landscape company originally faced a $50 million lawsuit, a judge determined the deceased man shouldered the majority of the fault and awarded... read more

Juniper acquires Turner Tree in Florida

December 12, 2016By

Juniper, a landscape company based in Fort Myers, Fla., acquired Turner Tree and Landscape in Bradenton, Fla. The company will now operate under the name “Turner Tree—a Juniper Company.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Turner’s great reputation and common vision for providing quality landscape services made the acquisition a win-win,” said Brandon Duke, COO for Juniper. “We will... read more

Florida’s water supply to be insufficient by 2070

November 22, 2016By

Soon, California might not be the only state where landscape companies are forced to comply with water-conserving landscape practices. A new study released Nov. 15 found that increased development across Florida could double the state’s water consumption over the next half century, the Miami Herald reports. Without massive improvements in conservation efforts, including landscaping practices, experts believe the state’s water supply will be insufficient and unable to... read more

SCG Partners acquires undisclosed Florida companies

September 2, 2016By

SCG Partners acquired the assets of two commercial landscape maintenance companies in Florida. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Jonathan Ives, managing director of the Cleveland-based equity group, also declined to disclose the names of the acquired companies, the cities where the companies were located, the companies’ yearly revenues or the size of the companies’ staffs. In October, SCG acquired three landscape... read more

Anuvia grows in Florida

August 24, 2016By

Anuvia Plant Nutrients, a Florida-based manufacturer of turf fertilizer, is growing its facility and staff to expand into agriculture, Orlando Business Journal reported. The company is building a new $100 million production plant in Orange County, Fla. It plans to add 10 to 12 full-time, high-wage jobs by 2017 to accommodate this new facility. Construction of a second new building is slated to break ground in the... read more

Equity fund acquires three Florida maintenance companies

October 26, 2015By

SCG Partners acquired the assets of three landscape maintenance companies in Melbourne, Fla. The acquired companies—Green Leaf Landscaping & Irrigation, M&M Professional Grounds Maintenance and A New Look Lawn Care—will operate under the name Green Leaf Landscaping & Irrigation. Financial terms were not disclosed. Green Leaf’s services include landscape maintenance, pruning/trimming, tree services, mulch, fertilization, pest control, irrigation and landscape... read more