Green Industry Pros Roll Call: The Latest Acquisitions By Mariani, Ruppert and More

The latest green industry news and updates from green industry companies such as Ruppert Landscape, HCI Equity Partners and more.

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Mariani Premier Group Buys Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes 

Mariani Premier Group acquired Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes was founded in 2000 by Bobby Head and Jason Ulberg to serve private residences and commercial businesses in the Vail, Denver, and Aspen, Colo., areas. Headquartered in the Vail region with two additional offices in Denver and Aspen, the company offers a variety of landscaping solutions, including landscape design, installation, maintenance services, water features and fencing.

“We are thrilled to welcome such a respected company to the Mariani family,” said Mariani Premier Group Chairman Frank Mariani. “I know we’ll be enriched by Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes’ industry expertise and will gain much from what their team brings to the table.” 

Ruppert Landscape Acquires Tree Amigos Outdoor Services

Ruppert Landscape purchased Tree Amigos Outdoor Services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Serving the Florida market for nearly 24 years, Tree Amigos is a leading commercial landscape company in the Greater Jacksonville and Orlando areas. Founded and operated by Jim Proctor and Steve Nelson, Tree Amigos’ service offerings include commercial landscape maintenance and installation. The company operates as Green Orchid Landscape Services in the Orlando market.

“We are thrilled to welcome the entire Tree Amigos team to the Ruppert Landscape family,” said Ruppert Landscape CEO Phil Key. “Florida has been a key market of interest for us, and, in Tree Amigos, we've found an ideal partner. Our mutual commitment to team, customers and superior service instills confidence in this partnership. We are going to learn a lot from one another and I am excited about what the combined businesses will achieve together."

HCI Equity Partners Adds Delaware Valley Turf, Brookside Lawn Services

HCI Equity Partners completed two acquisitions: Delaware Valley Turf (“DVT”) based in Broomall, Pa., and Brookside Lawn Service based in Medina, Ohio. The acquisitions represent HCI’s third and fourth investments in the firm’s strategy to consolidate companies in the market of residential lawn care treatment, tree and shrub services and pest control. The financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

DVT is a founder-owned provider of lawn care treatment and tree, shrub and pest control services to residential customers in the Philadelphia metro. DVT expands the platform’s presence in Pennsylvania, representing the third acquisition in the state.

Brookside, also founder-owned, provides a similar suite of lawn care, tree and shrub and pest control services to residential customers in the Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, metropolitan areas. Brookside expands the platform’s geographic footprint and represents HCI’s first acquisition in Ohio.

“Both acquisitions perfectly fit our mandate of acquiring the highest quality, service-focused lawn care treatment providers,” said Nate Novak, principal at HCI. “We are delighted to partner with the strong, established management teams at DVT and Brookside, and to help them accelerate their growth plans.”