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TAG: ValleyCrest

Former ValleyCrest chairman launches Sperber Landscape Cos.

April 9, 2019By
Sperber Landscape Companies

Former chairman and CEO of ValleyCrest Cos., Richard Sperber, launched a new company, Sperber Landscape Cos. (SLC). The new company, headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., provides landscape services for commercial clients throughout the U.S. Primarily providing maintenance services, SLC will also provide design and installation services for select commercial projects. One of SLC’s current projects includes the exterior site work for... read more

BrightView will appeal $39 million wrongful death verdict

May 10, 2017By

Last week, a Texas jury awarded $39 million in damages to the family of a Houston firefighter who was killed when his bike collided with a landscape trailer owned by The Brickman Group, now BrightView. The company plans to appeal the decision. Michelle Braswell, the widow of Capt. W. Mark Braswell, filed a wrongful death suit against Brickman and its... read more

Forbes: What attracted Brickman to D. Foley Landscape

December 1, 2016By

It’s hard to look ahead when you’re speeding at 100 mph, but at some point, you have to set your sights on a finish line. When the time comes to sell your company, will you have built something that’s attractive to buyers? A recent Forbes article dissects the 2009 Brickman Group acquisition of D. Foley Landscape, a full-service commercial firm in Walpole, Mass. Brickman has... read more

BrightView appoints new CEO

November 10, 2016By
Andrew Masterman headshot

BrightView appointed Andrew Masterman as president and CEO. Masterman, who also will join the company’s board of directors, succeeds Pat Velasco, who has served as interim CEO since July when Andrew Kerin stepped down. Velasco, will remain on BrightView’s board of directors, will continue in that role until Masterman joins the company next month. BrightView is the new brand for the... read more

BrightView CEO Kerin steps down

July 21, 2016By

BrightView CEO Andrew Kerin is stepping down. He’s succeeded by interim CEO Pat Velasco. The Rockville, Md.-based company, formed by the merger of the Brickman Group and ValleyCrest Cos., made the announcement in a statement posted on its website July 21. BrightView is working with executive search firm Korn Ferry to retain a permanent CEO. “We thank Andrew for his... read more

BrightView rebranding begins

March 17, 2016By

Now through mid-summer, BrightView is rolling out its new brand. This process follows the integration of The Brickman Group and ValleyCrest Cos. The companies merged in mid-2014 and announced the new name and brand in December 2014. “This is a significant day as we take the next step in communicating BrightView and the promise of delivering confidence from excellence,” said... read more