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 is the largest provider of commercial landscaping services in the United States. Through its team of approximately 20,000 employees, BrightView provides services ranging from landscape maintenance and enhancements to tree care and landscape development for thousands of customers’ properties, including corporate and commercial properties, HOAs, public parks, hotels and resorts, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, educational institutions, restaurants and retail, and golf courses, among others. BrightView is the Official Field Consultant to Major League Baseball.