HOUSTON, Texas – In its second acquisition of 2009, on Dec. 31 BIO Landscape & Maintenance, a Yellowstone Landscape Group company, acquired Texas Services.
Houston-based Texas Services focuses on tree care, lawn maintenance and landscaping. The company was founded in 1976 and serves Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and the surrounding areas. Texas Services will now become the tree care department of BIO Landscape & Maintenance, the company said in a release.
With the addition of Texas Services, BIO now serves 15 counties with a combined workforce of 440 throughout central and southeast Texas. The transaction marks the second addition to BIO in 2009. In October of 2009, BIO acquired Outdoor Environments; a Houston-based commercial landscape maintenance company.
“Texas Services will further expand BIO’s geographic footprint by adding a stationed office in the growing Sugarland area while allowing us to offer an expanded portfolio of sustainable services, including tree care, to all of Texas,” said Robert Taylor, president of BIO.
Taylor said Jim Sivils, Jeff Hanawalt and Robert Jaynes, prior owners of Texas Services, will join BIO’s management staff.
“We are excited to join an organization with the same culture and commitment to customer service, safety and employee development. When companies with the same objectives are integrated the opportunities for customer and employee success along with organic growth are a certainty,” said Sivils, the former majority partner of Texas Services and the new strategic accounts business developer for BIO. “We are really impressed by the BIO/Yellowstone company structure and relationship, their team focused attitude, how most decisions are left in the operating company hands, the attention to customer needs versus company structure, and the additional benefits offered to Texas Services by becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of BIO. It is safe to say that the future of our company is much brighter and that our customers will continue to be placed first.”
For more on recent M&A trends in the green industry, check out Lawn & Landscape magazine’s report from November.