TAG: Yellowstone Landscape

Yellowstone acquires Heads Up Landscape

November 1, 2017By

Yellowstone Landscape, based in Bunnell, Fla., acquired Heads Up Landscape in Albuquerque, N.M. Terms were not disclosed. Yellowstone ranks No. 9 on the 2017 LM150 list of largest landscape companies with $137,500,000 in 2016 revenue. The company performs landscape maintenance, design, installation, tree care and irrigation services for commercial clients in Georgia, Florida, Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina. Heads Up,... read more

Yellowstone Landscape expands in Texas

October 9, 2017By

Yellowstone Landscape, headquartered in Bunnell, Fla., expanded with a new location in Austin, Texas. “We’ve been targeting an expansion into Austin for a number of years now,” said Tim Portland, CEO of Yellowstone Landscape. “We’re extremely proud of our longstanding client relationships in the greater Houston area. Many of our clients also own or manage properties in Austin and have been... read more

Yellowstone expands to N.C. with Ecoscape acquisition

April 26, 2017By

Yellowstone Landscape, a national full-service landscape company headquartered in Bunnell, Fla., acquired Ecoscape Solutions Group, a commercial landscape company based in Huntersville, N.C. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ecoscape was No. 107 on the 2016 LM150 list of top revenue-generating firms with $15,964,220 in annual revenue. The company performs maintenance, lawn care, floriculture, irrigation, snow, lighting, installations and snow... read more

Why some companies are turning to Puerto Rico for labor

April 21, 2017By
Landscape workers. Photo: ©istock.com/WoodenDinosaur

Why—and how—some landscape companies are recruiting workers from Puerto Rico. Late last year, William Merkler was on vacation in Puerto Rico, thinking about how he would reconcile his landscape firm’s contracts with the new prevailing wage the Department of Labor told him he must pay his H-2B guest workers this year—a 17 percent increase. “We contacted our clients and told... read more

Letter to the Editor: Yellowstone’s CEO on the real problem for legal employers, laborers in the landscape industry

March 30, 2017By

I’d like to thank Gregg Robertson for highlighting the labor shortage challenging the landscape industry. The Wall Street Journal also recently ran an article (gated) that while broader than just the landscape industry, foreshadowed the implications of the worsening labor shortage. Landscape employers that run legal and compliant operations are being squeezed between a shortage of legal local labor; widely... read more

Editor’s Note: Louisville quotables

November 10, 2016By

The landscape industry’s largest trade show, GIE+EXPO, got even larger this year. There were 230 new exhibitors —a good sign assuming they all have done their research and have deemed the landscape market to be a promising one. While the LM team and I were running between the show floor and conference sessions like crazy people, as we do every... read more