BrightView Acquires Florida Landscape Company Girard Environmental Services, LLC
BrightView Landscapes, LLC, the nation’s leading landscape services and snow removal company, today announced the acquisition of Florida’s Girard Environmental Services, LLC (GES).
GES specializes in commercial landscape maintenance, construction and facility services. The Sanford, Fla.-based company operates nine branches, employs nearly 450 people and services more than 800 client sites across Florida.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“This is a great addition to BrightView and we are pleased to welcome Girard into our family,” said BrightView Chief Executive Officer Andrew Masterman. “Girard is one of the nation’s largest and most respected privately held landscape maintenance companies with a long tradition of innovation and client service.”
GES Chief Executive Officer Rick Girard said the two companies have much in common.
“BrightView shares our passion for the craft of landscaping and our commitment to achieving success for our clients and to the safety, well-being and career advancement of team members,” he said.
King & Spalding LLP served as legal advisor to BrightView. PCE was financial advisor to Girard and Shutts & Bowen LLP served as legal advisor.
BrightView (NYSE: BV), the nation’s largest commercial landscaper, proudly designs, creates, and maintains the best landscapes on Earth and provides the most efficient and comprehensive snow and ice removal services. With a dependable service commitment, BrightView brings brilliant landscapes to life at premier properties across the United States, including business parks and corporate offices, homeowners' associations, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, retail centers, resorts and theme parks, municipalities, golf courses, and sports venues. BrightView also serves as the Official Field Consultant to Major League Baseball. Through industry-leading best practices and sustainable solutions, BrightView is invested in taking care of our team members, engaging our clients, inspiring our communities, and preserving our planet. Visit www.BrightView.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.