TAG: Tennessee

Three takeaways from Memphis newspaper’s TruGreen report

July 26, 2017By
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The Commercial Appeal, a daily newspaper in Memphis, Tenn., published a profile of TruGreen, which is headquartered in Memphis. The article details the series of events that revitalized a slumping TruGreen into the thriving company that acquired Scotts LawnService last year. The newspaper interviewed TruGreen CEO David Alexander, who took over in 2012 and was previously chief executive for CitiTrends, an apparel... read more

TruGreen named top workplace in Memphis

December 27, 2016By

The Commercial Appeal, a newspaper in Memphis, Tenn., named TruGreen one of Memphis’ Top Workplaces. “We are honored to receive the Top Workplaces award for a third year in a row,” said David Alexander, TruGreen president and CEO. “It means that our associates are proud of the work atmosphere and culture we have worked hard to create. We’ve continued to experience growth... read more

Davey acquires Memphis-based company

May 5, 2016By

The Davey Tree Expert Co. acquired the assets of Jones Bros. Tree & Landscape, a residential tree care company near Memphis, Tenn. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This new chapter of Jones Bros. will help us deliver even better tree care to those in the greater Memphis area,” said Bob Jurgens, owner and president of Jones Bros. since... read more

Tennessee’s Pure Green acquires competitor

March 2, 2016By

Pure Green acquired its competitor, Turf Team. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This is a primary business for me, and it was a secondary business for them,” said Nathan Brandon, founder and owner of Pure Green. “There was an operational benefit for me. In some neighborhoods, I went from having five houses to 10 or 15 houses.... read more

Exmark gives contractor chance to oversee mower production

February 18, 2014By

Brian Coe received the opportunity to watch his free Lazer Z X-series, zero-turn riding mower be produced at Exmark’s Beatrice, Neb., headquarters. Owner of Coe Lawn Care in Collierville, Tenn., Coe won the more than $13,000 mower through a random drawing by Exmark on the final day of the 2013 GIE+EXPO show in Louisville, Ky. In late-November, he flew to... read more

The Grounds Guys continues growth in Q2

August 21, 2013By

Waco, Texas-based The Grounds Guys awarded nine new U.S. franchises in the second quarter of 2013:     Anthony Fuller, The Grounds Guys of Upper Malboro, Md.;     Brad Ward, The Grounds Guys of Beaver Dam, Ky.;     Corey Sedrel, The Grounds Guys of West Des Moines, Iowa;     Gene Brienza, The Grounds Guys of Littleton, Brighton, Colo.;     Herb Temple, The Grounds Guys of Loveland,... read more