TAG: Ryan Lawn & Tree

Killer trends: Postemergent combinations

March 12, 2015By
PHOTO: Dow AgroSciences

Combination products continue to be the future of turf herbicides. When it comes to turf herbicide product selection, lawn care applicators have noticed some changes—and it’s not just limited to lack of new active ingredients. There have been fewer products coming to the market in the past five to 10 years, says Rodney St. John, Ph.D., agronomist for Ryan Lawn... read more

Ryan Lawn & Tree gets into retail, acquires Stihl dealer

February 5, 2015By

Ryan Lawn & Tree, located in Overland Park, Kan., acquired Maisch Small Engine, a Lenexa, Kan.-based Stihl dealer that has serviced the landscaping industry for three years.   The transaction, which was completed Nov. 3, allows Ryan Lawn & Tree to now offer Stihl equipment repair services in addition to its lawn care services.   “We want to welcome our... read more

Ryan Lawn & Tree acquires Reid Irrigation

July 8, 2014By

Overland Park, Kan.-based Ryan Lawn & Tree purchased Reid Irrigation, located in Tulsa, Okla. In the interim, Reid Irrigation will continue to operate as its own company. Founder Gene Reid will manage and develop Ryan Lawn & Tree’s business model for its irrigation department. “We are thrilled to partner with Reid Irrigation and to learn from Gene,” said Larry Ryan,... read more

ESOP: The exit strategy breeding ownership pride in the Green Industry

April 4, 2014By

Larry Ryan accepts he has an expiration date.  Larry Ryan, Ryan Lawn & Tree Photos: Ryan Lawn & Tree, Michael Hatcher and Mission LandscapeThe realistic president of Ryan Lawn & Tree knows he’s going to die at some point, as everyone will, and then he’ll no longer have a hand in the $26 million company he founded in Overland Park, Kan.,... read more

Ryan Lawn & Tree acquires Simply Green

February 13, 2014By

Ryan Lawn & Tree, a 25-year-old, employee-owned company based in Overland Park, Kan., merged with Simply Green Lawn Sprinklers, located in Riverside, Mo. Simply Green notified its nearly 1,000 clients of the transition last month. “We are thrilled to partner with Simply Green and to learn from Tony Shores, who is now a national consultant with Rain Bird,” said Larry... read more

Hire slow, grow fast

October 1, 2010By

Larry Ryan, president of Ryan Lawn & Tree in Overland, KS, believes the quality of his company’s growth has come from the quality of the people he hires — and that’s an area where the economy has actually helped his business. “A lot of the people who would normally go into the golf course industry are coming to us,” he... read more