TruGreen: ‘Milestone merger’ is complete

April 13, 2016 -  By

TruGreenTruGreen completed its merger with Scotts LawnService, a former subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. The companies said in December they were entering into a joint venture.

As a result of the merger, TruGreen is adding approximately 2.3 million residential and commercial customers across the U.S. and Canada. The combined revenue is expected to be more than $1.3 billion.

TruGreen President and CEO David Alexander leads the combined firm, which will operate as a privately held company under the TruGreen brand and remain headquartered in Memphis, Tenn.

Jim Gimeson, former president of Scotts LawnService, joins as chief operating officer, and John Compton, a Clayton, Dubillier & Rice (CD&R) operating partner and former PepsiCo president, continues to serve as TruGreen’s chairman. CD&R has owned TruGreen since ServiceMaster spun it off two years ago.

“TruGreen is proud to complete this milestone merger with Scotts LawnService, bringing together the two most trusted, innovative and service-oriented lawn care companies in North America,” said David Alexander, TruGreen president and CEO. “This continues the significant momentum we have experienced since becoming a standalone company, and we’re excited to expand the capabilities we can bring to our customers to help them live more of their lives outside.”

About the Author:

Marisa Palmieri is an experienced Green Industry editor who's won numerous awards for her coverage of the landscape and golf course markets from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), the Press Club of Cleveland and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In 2007, ASBPE named her a Young Leader. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, cum laude, from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism.

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  1. karen morby says:

    I expect the next headline to be that Scotts Trugreen has bought General Motors. Our industry consolidation is truly scary.