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TAG: ValleyCrest

Backstory: Robert Clinkenbeard

January 9, 2015By

Robert Clinkenbeard Co-0wner, Integrated Landscape Management Tempe, Ariz. Education Forrester High School and Currie High School Edinburgh, Scotland Class of 1988 “My dad used to be a Presbyterian minister. He had older ladies in his congregations who needed help in their gardens, so I used to do that to make some extra money. That’s what initially got me into landscaping.”... read more

Big Picture: Holidays, Spectacular

December 9, 2014By

LOCATION: Fashion Island, Newport Beach, Calif. COMPANY: ValleyCrest Cos., Calabasas, Calif. THE DETAILS: This property, which won a 2013 National Landscape Awards of Excellence Grand Award from the Professional Landcare Network, has been a longtime ValleyCrest client. Designed to make luxury shopping a destination event, Fashion Island is an iconic outdoor retail center that blends stores, al fresco dining and signature events year-round—but... read more

Brickman and ValleyCrest rebrand as BrightView

December 3, 2014By

Brickman Group and ValleyCrest Landscape Cos. unveiled their new name as BrightView. The companies, located in Rockville, Md., and Calabasa, Calif., respectively, merged in June to form a $2 billion firm with 22,000 employees. The new name and logo will not be used in operations until mid- 2015 in line with the company’s implementation plan. In the interim, both Brickman... read more

Richard Restuccia joins Jain as VP, landscape solutions

November 13, 2014By

Jain Irrigation hired Richard Restuccia as vice president of landscape solutions. Restuccia joins Jain with nearly 20 years of water- and conservation-related experiences. Previously, he served as the director of water management solutions at ValleyCrest. In his current role, Restuccia will help promote and market Jain products and activities, utilizing its website, social media and writing blog posts about industry... read more

Bruce’s View: The slow-mo pivot

October 22, 2014By

Big change has been brewing in our industry for more than a decade. It started when consulting firm McKinsey & Co. began examining ValleyCrest in the late 1990s. It proved itself with a private equity firm merging ValleyCrest and Brickman in the $2 billion megadeal earlier this year. The upside potential of the green industry is no longer a secret.... read more

Profit Power: How to compete with ‘the big boys’

September 18, 2014By

If you’re trying to compete with “the big boys,” like Brickman and ValleyCrest, you need to be aware of how the larger commercial property management firms operate. They have a sophisticated approach to decision making (it’s different from an owner-operator of a strip mall). The approach You need to find out: At what level the enhancement jobs go out to... read more