Cornerstone owners, brothers Scott Meister and Eric Meister, finalized the purchase of Be-Mac Services, headquartered in Odessa, on June 30.
“Both companies are local, long standing, privately owned companies with decades of experience serving the Tampa Bay market,” said Scott Meister. “We are proud to lead our landscape niche in the Tampa Bay area, providing unparalleled service to our clients. Be-Mac’s focus on high-end landscape maintenance for residential and commercial properties compliments Cornerstone’s existing service lines that include commercial and residential landscape installation, hardscapes, construction, environmental services, and property maintenance. Joining forces just makes sense for both of us.”
While both businesses will be owned and managed by Cornerstone, they will each retain their individual names and identities.
“Because of Be-Mac’s impeccable reputation, the Be-Mac name and logo will continue to represent the company externally,” said Scott Meister. “Clients can expect the same great service, uninterrupted, under Bruce McClendon’s (Be-Mac’s) watchful direction, and existing Be-Mac landscape crews will continue servicing this client base, ensuring continuity on all properties.”
Be-Mac Services, a company with nearly 50 years of service to the Tampa Bay area, services high-end residential properties with landscape design, hardscaping, aquascaping and recurring landscape maintenance. The company also owns and operates a tree farm in Spring Hill, which was not included in the merger with Cornerstone.
In the last three decades, Cornerstone Solutions Group has established itself in the Tampa Bay area as a high-end commercial and residential landscaping specialist providing landscaping, hardscaping, construction, property maintenance, and environmental services. Cornerstone’s portfolio includes projects at the JW Marriott Tampa, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, The Ridge at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, Ventana in Riverview, The Preserve in Odessa and Solera at Lakewood Ranch. Currently, Cornerstone is completing several projects in downtown Tampa including the Heron on Water Street and the EDITION hotel, along with landscape installation for several high-end home builders.
In addition to Cornerstone and Be-Mac, the Meister brothers also own and operate Annabelle’s Fine Furniture and Interior Design, located in Odessa. Scott Meister also owns Russell’s Western Wear, which boasts eight current locations throughout the state and a ninth set to open in the fall.