BrightView Acquires SGS Hawaii

BrightView has acquired a Hawaiian company, and its electric fleet.

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BrightView Holdings, the biggest commercial landscaping company in the U.S., has reported its acquisition of a Hawaii-based firm.

SGS Hawaii, a commercial landscaping company headquartered in Wailuku,  has additional operations on Maui, the Big Island, and Kauai. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

According to BrightView, SGS Hawaii is a resort landscaping company with a loyal customer base in the resort industry. Founded in 1995,  the company employs more than 100 landscape professionals and a predominantly electric fleet, SGS focuses primarily on the hotel and resort sector, with services ranging from grounds management and lawn maintenance to irrigation, tree trimming, arbor care, soil testing and fertilization.

“We are excited to welcome SGS Hawaii’s team members to the BrightView family, as we continue to grow our presence in Hawaii and execute upon our successful long-term acquisition growth strategy,” said Andrew Masterman, BrightView president and CEO. “SGS’ expertise in the hotel and resort industry strengthens our portfolio, while its commitment to reducing carbon emissions through the use of electric powered equipment is the perfect complement to our environmental sustainability strategy.”

“SGS Hawaii has established a reputation across Hawaii’s resort industry for using battery powered lawn equipment to minimize noise and emissions and for our wide use of effective organic fertilizers,” said Sidney Sparkman, RME, president of SGS Hawaii. “BrightView offers our company a national stage to demonstrate that landscape management can and should be stewards of the environment – this is SGS ' platform and BrightView’s vision! The BrightView Ohana brings significant opportunities and resources for our staff, which in turn will further enhance the client experience.”

SGS Hawaii is the second Hawaiian landscaping firm BrightView has purchased this year, joining Honolulu-based Performance Landscapes, which was acquired in January.

BrightView Development Services has been a licensed landscape and irrigation contractor in Hawaii since 2008. In addition to renovating the Hualalai Four Seasons in Kona following a tsunami in 2011, BrightView also restored the irrigation system for the Hilton Waikoloa Village and Resort and performed landscape architecture work at the Four Seasons Maui.