TAG: Lebo Newman

Signature, Coast LM get $7.2M investment

September 13, 2017By

Central Valley Fund (CVF) invested $7.2 million in growth capital financing in two large landscape contractors, Signature Landscapes, based in Reno, Nev., and Coast Landscape Management, based in Napa, Calif. The transaction includes equity investments in both companies, which will be merged into a single entity during the fourth quarter. Signature ranks No. 122 with $14.7 million and Coast ranks... read more

Origin stories: Signature Landscapes | The unemployed plant lover

June 12, 2017By

Lebo Newman CEO, Signature Landscapes No. 122 Long before Lebo Newman was the CEO of Signature Landscapes, a $14.7 million firm company in Reno, Nev., he was standing in an unemployment line. His only landscape experience was caring for his prized jade plant. Five years after collecting his last unemployment check, he became the partner of a California firm that... read more

Signature, Celtic merge in northern Nevada

March 23, 2016By

Signature Landscapes merged with Celtic Lawn & Landscape in northern Nevada, Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports. The combined company operates under the name Signature Landscapes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jay Graham, Celtic’s owner, is still involved in a new capacity at Signature Landscapes and is available to Celtic’s customers to assist in the transition. “We are excited to... read more

Coast LM, Marizco Landscape merge

November 5, 2015By

Two Northern California companies, Marizco Landscape Management and Coast Landscape Management (Coast LM), merged operations on Oct. 1. “Both companies have similar values and a commitment to excellence,” said Kelly Solomon, CEO of Coast LM. Both Coast LM and Marizco were dubbed “Best Places to Work” by the North Bay Business Journal earlier this year. Coast LM, ranked No. 146 on... read more