TAG: Wisconsin

The Big One: 3 cheers for color

May 19, 2021By
Photo: David J. Frank Landscape Contracting

Location: Milwaukee Company: David J. Frank Landscape Contracting This client is a major restaurant group with eight multilevel cafes in southeastern Wisconsin. David J. Frank Landscape Contracting manages the properties and installs more than 1,600 plants in 60 planters across the properties per season. The client is a unique challenge for account manager Meridith Wagner, whose brother owns the restaurant... read more

David J. Frank Landscape Contracting hires new COO

March 12, 2019By
John Joestgen, COO, David J. Frank Landscape Contracting

David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Germantown, WI, hired John Joestgen as its chief operating officer (COO), a newly created role. read more

Boxwood blight reported in Michigan

December 12, 2018By

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) reported that boxwood blight was detected for the first time in Michigan. Three separate locations in Oakland County located the disease, including a landscape firm, a homeowner’s yard and in holiday wreaths being sold at a retail store. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) also alerted MDARD that... read more

The Bruce Co. adds $1M in revenue with acquisition

April 18, 2016By

The Bruce Co.’s recent acquisition of Landscape Care in Verona, Wis., will add about $1 million in revenue, according to company President Seth Nicholson. But since Landscape Care offered only landscape maintenance services, Nicholson is thinking bigger. With The Bruce Co.’s additional offerings, there is potential for new business within Landscape Care’s existing customer base, he said. “We have the opportunity to add a... read more

The Bruce Co. acquires Wisconsin-based Landscape Care

April 14, 2016By

The Bruce Co. of Wisconsin acquired Landscape Care Co. in Verona, Wis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With $24,456,500 in 2014 revenue, The Bruce Co. ranked No. 60 on the 2015 LM150 list of the top revenue-generating firms. “The Bruce Co.’s vision centers on growth and I can’t think of a better fit for our company than Landscape Care Co.,” said... read more

The Bruce Co. shares retention tips at CENTS

January 13, 2016By

Green industry members from across the Midwest converged on the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 11-13 for CENTS 2016, hosted by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association. Attendees struggling with labor issues had the opportunity to learn from the father-son team at The Bruce Co., which has mastered employee retention. The Wisconsin-based firm has employees that have served the... read more