Red Cedar was founded almost three decades ago by Steve Relyea. In the acquisition, Red Cedar will continue to operate its landscape design, building and maintenance business while selling their arboricultural business to SavATree. Certified Arborists Michael Barker, Owen Henning, and the team of specialists, will merge with SavATree, providing uninterrupted service to clients.
“We’ve shared a territory with Red Cedar in New York for a long time,” said Daniel van Starrenburg, CEO of SavATree. “They have an exceptionally knowledgeable team and we’re excited for years of friendly competition to become a strong partnership.”
With the merger, clients will have access to an expanded range of professional landscape services, including lawn health care, deer browsing deterrence, and organic treatment options.
“Our mutual commitment to high quality care will make SavATree and Red Cedar a great team going forward,” said Steve Relyea. “Our customers will be well taken care of.”
BOISE, Idaho - Cutting Edge Landscape, a commercial exterior maintenance company in Idaho, acquired Community Landscape Services headquartered in Bluffdale, Utah. This acquisition will enable Cutting Edge to expand its position in the Utah market.
More acquisitions are planned to further enhance geographic reach.
Community Landscape was founded in 2005 and provides landscape maintenance, design, installation, and snow removal services to the greater Salt Lake City area. CLS will be re-branded and operate under the name Cutting Edge Landscape.
“We are looking forward to increasing our presence in the Utah market. As the third fastest-growing state, Utah presents a unique opportunity for us with its proximity to our Idaho operation,” said Bob Wheeler,
co-owner of Cutting Edge.
Ben Helton, co-owner, commented, “Expansion into Utah is a natural path for us. Mike and his highly skilled team are a great addition to our operation.”
Mike Wilson, owner of CLS agreed, “Our team is excited to join Cutting Edge. We look forward to continuing to grow the business while utilizing the additional resources and synergies that this move provides.”
WASHINGTON – The American Society of Landscape Architects has announced the 2019 Professional and Student Award winners.
Chosen from 544 submissions, this year's 36 Professional Award winners represent the best of landscape architecture in the general design, residential design, analysis and planning, communications and research categories. In addition, a single Landmark Award is presented each year.
A full list of this year's Professional Award winners can be found at the ASLA website.
Chosen from 368 submissions, this year's 26 Student Award winners represent the future of the landscape architecture profession in the general design, residential design, analysis and planning, research, communications, student collaboration and student community service categories.
A full list of this year's Student Award winners can also be found at the ASLA website.
"ASLA's Professional and Student Awards programs are the oldest and most prestigious in the profession. This extraordinary and diverse array of winners represent both the best of landscape architecture today and the brightest hope for our future," said ASLA President Shawn T. Kelly. "This year’s awards reflect the global nature of landscape architecture and demonstrate to professionals and the public alike how our profession addresses some of the world’s most pressing problems, including climate change and resilience, livability, and the creation of healthy and equitable environments."
All Professional and Student Award recipients, their clients, and advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture on Monday, November 18, in San Diego.
SAN DIEGO – Housecall Pro, a software platform for home service professionals, announced the launch of Housecall Pro’s XL plan, a new offering designed specifically for midsize businesses to equip them with the tools necessary for growth. Housecall Pro’s latest solution addresses the unique needs of home service businesses with 10 to 50 employees through such features as an advanced sales proposal tool, sophisticated reporting and dedicated account management.
“We now offer features, support and performance for XL sized companies” said Ian Heidt, co-founder and CEO of Housecall Pro. “Whether you're out in the field everyday, or have a small army of technicians, we are powering home services companies with a digital system to dominate their local market.”
The new Housecall Pro XL plan helps sales teams close deals by offering consumers multiple purchase options that meet their needs and budget while business owners gain greater transparency into their company’s performance and expenses.
Housecall Pro’s XL plan includes:
- Sales Proposal Tool: Home service professionals can boost ticket size by showing customers Good/Better/Best pricing. Easy financing options are built directly into the proposal. Pros can also attach visuals, customize plans and display proposals on in-person visits or in follow-up emails -- all through a professional, modern, consistent experience.
- Consumer Financing Tools: Professionals can now give customers the flexibility to make a big investment or emergency repairs in their home with easy access to honest financing options with no late or hidden fees to their home service clients.
- Modern Expense Management: Housecall Pro now makes it easy to create custom company expense cards for each of a home service business’ employees. Business owners can set limits on spending as well as the categories of purchases for which they are used. The platform will also provide in-depth expense reporting so that business owners know exactly where their money is going.
- Advanced Reporting: This module gives business owners a very clear picture of where their business is at any given moment and why so that they can operate more efficiently. Reports also create customized insights based on user feedback.
Housecall is also working with Watsco to integrate their ecommerce, financing and sales proposals into the applications. Additional XL plan features will be rolled out in the coming months.
The new Housecall Pro’s XL plan is available now. To learn more, please visit Housecallpro.com.