TAG: McKinsey & Co.

Bruce’s View: The slow-mo pivot

October 22, 2014By

Big change has been brewing in our industry for more than a decade. It started when consulting firm McKinsey & Co. began examining ValleyCrest in the late 1990s. It proved itself with a private equity firm merging ValleyCrest and Brickman in the $2 billion megadeal earlier this year. The upside potential of the green industry is no longer a secret.... 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

Doug Black named new CEO of John Deere Landscapes 


April 28, 2014By

  John Deere Landscapes (JDL) appointed Doug Black to CEO. Black joins JDL from Atlanta-based Oldcastle, a $12.6 billion building materials manufacturer and distributor and subsidiary of CRH, which is a supplier to JDL. “Doug is a proven leader and a world-class business builder who understands JDL’s business model,” said Paul Pressler, chairman of JDL and an operating partner at... read more