TAG: ValleyCrest Cos.

Richard Sperber chats about his new company

May 16, 2019By

After sitting on the sidelines for a few years, as Richard Sperber puts it, he decided it was time to get back in business. See what he has to say about the newly-launched Sperber Landscape Cos. read more

Brickman, ValleyCrest agree to merge

May 21, 2014By
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The Brickman Group, based in Rockville, Md., and Calabasas, Calif.-based ValleyCrest Cos. agreed to merge. Terms were not disclosed for the deal, which creates a nearly $2 billion landscape and snow services company. Combined, Brickman and ValleyCrest will have more than 20,000 employees. The merger is expected to close by mid-2014. Following the close, current Brickman owner KKR will have... read more

What a merger could mean

April 28, 2014By
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With reports swirling of a blockbuster deal that could merge the ValleyCrest Cos. with the Brickman Group—forming a nearly $2 billion national landscape company—landscape contractors and consultants are weighing in on the likelihood the deal will go through and what it could mean for the rest of the market. “KKR has plenty of money to invest and it makes sense... read more

The Financial Times: ValleyCrest, Brickman may merge

April 24, 2014By

The investment firm that owns ValleyCrest Cos. may sell it to the Brickman Group’s ownership, The Financial Times (FT) reports. Such a deal would create the largest landscape firm in the U.S. with annual revenue approaching $2 billion. Brickman, which private equity firm KKR purchased in November for $1.6 billion, reported 2013 annual revenue of $920 million to Landscape Management... read more

Commercial Market: Quality comeback

October 11, 2013By

Pricing is still a concern on the commercial side of the business, but the tide may be starting to turn.  Landscape professionals on the commercial side of the business say they’re seeing some clients return to a quality- and value-driven mindset. That’s good news for these companies, as many of them may be doing some work for less than they... read more

‘Fired Up’ landscape companies

November 24, 2012By

It’s been said time and again that there’s more joy to be had in life’s simple things than its big things. A mere smile, thank you or compliment can go a long way in making people feel valued and in generating positive results. And if that’s true in life, the same can be said for life on the job. Whether... read more