Thursday, September 18, 2014

Home News Austin Outdoor acquires Acorn Landscaping

Austin Outdoor acquires Acorn Landscaping

Industry News

The latest merger expands the company’s Southeast Florida region.

| July 21, 2011

BUNNELL, Fla. – On June 24, Austin Outdoor, a Yellowstone Landscape Group company, expanded its Florida presence through a merger with Acorn Landscaping, a commercial landscape maintenance company headquartered in Port St. Lucie, Fla.  All members of the Acorn Landscaping team, including Founder Tom Krol, have joined Austin Outdoor, expanding resources and expertise for clients throughout the Southeast Florida region.

Bill Dellecker, president of Austin Outdoor, said, “This partnership was a strategic fit. Acorn Landscaping has a similar focus as Austin Outdoor – to build lasting relationships with our clients, vendors, employees and community associations. We look forward to working together to enhance the experience for everyone.”    

Acorn Landscaping has been led by Krol since 2005. He built the company through strong client loyalty and has been maintaining high-profile properties throughout St. Lucie County. This acquisition allows Krol to focus on his main area of interest, which is managing field operations. He will become a senior account manager for the Austin Outdoor Southeast Florida district.

“Our philosophy at Acorn Landscaping has always been to grow at the right rate and in the right direction,” said Krol. “Austin Outdoor was the right fit for our philosophy.”

This merger adds to Austin Outdoor’s Southeast Florida district, which has branch locations in Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach. The Southeast Florida district is just one of Austin Outdoor’s four district locations. The other districts include Northeast Florida, Central Florida and East Central Florida.
 

Top news

Door to Door Sales Today: It’s not your parents’ sales approach

This old-school sales tactic can bring new vigor to your lawn care business.

EPA settles with DuPont

The company will pay a penalty to resolve alleged violations of pesticide reporting and distribution laws.

The dangling carrot

Eric Barrett uses incentives to keep his workers motivated and his company growing.

See ya, summer

With the warmer weather fading, LCOs across the country are preparing to treat turf for the fall.

National Mall Day of Service

NHLA participated in the event, hosted by the Trust for the National Mall.

x