TAG: Pennsylvania

BrightView partners with MLB to renovate historic minor league field

June 20, 2017By

BrightView is renovating Bowman Field, the second oldest minor league ballpark in the U.S., in preparation to host the MLB Little League Classic Game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals Aug. 20, during the Little League World Series. BrightView Design Group designed the new field, and BrightView’s Sports Turf and Development teams completed the project, which began on... read more

Pa.-based Pickel joins LandOpt

April 27, 2016By

Pickel Landscape Group, based in Landenberg, Pa., joined the LandOpt network. It is the third Pennsylvania-based company to join the national green industry contractor network. “We are proud and honored to have Pickel Landscape Group join the LandOpt Network,” said LandOpt CEO Tim Smith. “(Owner) Michael Pickel has worked hard to establish a very successful company, and we look forward... read more

OSHA cites The Grounds Guys for workplace injuries

February 9, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to SNS Lawn & Landscape Services, doing business as The Grounds Guys in Lancaster, Pa. The citations included two willful, five serious and one other-than-serious safety and health violations. OSHA proposed a penalty of $42,000. In August, a The Grounds Guys employee suffered a double toe amputation... read more

Pennsylvania landscape companies merge

December 10, 2015By

Shimer Landscape has merged with Tomlinson Bomberger Lawn Care, Landscape & Pest Control, Central Penn Business Journal (CPBJ) reported. Both companies are based in Lancaster County, Pa. Chris Shimer, owner of Shimer Landscape, is now an account manager for Tomlinson. The merged companies will be a full-service operation. “We look forward to hopefully continuing his client base,” Tomlinson Vice President and... read more

Government Affairs: Lyme disease a problem, opportunity

August 4, 2014By

In June, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed bipartisan legislation designed to find solutions to the growing Lyme disease problem. Cases of Lyme disease are expected to top 5,000 in Pennsylvania when all the data for 2012 is compiled. Lyme disease, a debilitating condition caused by bacteria related to the syphilis bacteria, is a major concern for those who work outdoors... read more

Grasshopper Lawns celebrates 50 years of family ownership

March 17, 2014By

As Larksville, Pa.-based Grasshopper Lawns celebrates its 50th anniversary, Co- owners Michael Kravitsky IV and Shawn Kravitsky reminisce on how the family-owned lawn care company got its start. It began as an aluminum awning business, which was founded by the brothers’ grandfather, Michael Kravitsky Jr. It was in 1964, when their father, Michael Kravitsky III, had inherited the company, that... read more