TAG: Landscapes USA

Why some companies are turning to Puerto Rico for labor

April 21, 2017By
Landscape workers. Photo: ©istock.com/WoodenDinosaur

Why—and how—some landscape companies are recruiting workers from Puerto Rico. Late last year, William Merkler was on vacation in Puerto Rico, thinking about how he would reconcile his landscape firm’s contracts with the new prevailing wage the Department of Labor told him he must pay his H-2B guest workers this year—a 17 percent increase. “We contacted our clients and told... read more

Brickman/ValleyCrest: Culture clash?

May 29, 2014By

 A look at their cultures, what defines a national company mentality and TruGreen LandCare comparisons. As the two largest landscape companies work toward merging into one, the rest of the Green Industry is a split crowd sitting on the sidelines. Some spectators are biting their nails out of nervousness, while others have pulled up a seat, waiting to pick up... read more

M&A outlook: Eyeing their moves

October 10, 2013By

Green Industry buyers and sellers aren’t making many moves just yet. The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market has been the equivalent of an ever-long chess game for the Green Industry in 2013. Buyers and sellers are simply strategizing and waiting to make a move before yearend—or in some circumstances make no move at all. For this reason, M&A activity has... read more

LUSA Holdings buys Peach Tree Landscapes

June 5, 2013By

LUSA Holdings LLC, a holding company in Austin, Texas that does business as Landscapes USA, has acquired Peach Tree Landscapes, Nashville, Tenn. Peach Tree Landscapes provides landscape, irrigation, maintenance and design-build services to office, retail, industrial, multi-family and high-end residential clients. Its 100 employees serve the greater Nashville area and surrounding middle Tennessee counties. “We selected LUSA to partner with... read more