RALEIGH, N.C — Green Group has expanded into Texas and entered the Colorado market with the additions of two companies, Aggieland Green and Integrated Lawn Care. The Green Group family of brands now has a presence in six states throughout the southern and the midwestern United States.
Aggieland Green and Integrated Lawn care were founded, owned, and operated by industry veteran Tim Schnabel for the past two decades. Schnabel founded Integrated Lawn Care in Colorado Springs and later founded Aggieland Green in College Station, Texas. Although Schnabel will step down from daily operations, he will remain involved as an owner with Green Group.
"I chose to partner with Green Group for two reasons: people and legacy," Schnabel says. "I was only interested in a company that would value my employees and the legacy of the businesses I have built over the past 20 years.
After having the opportunity to go through this process with Green Group, I am very impressed with their organization and the people behind the brand. The transition has been smooth, and I am thrilled to continue to see what I've built for so many years continue to blossom under their leadership. I am also thankful for the opportunity to work with Green Group as a new partner, which provides additional new opportunities for my career as well."
The merger will grow the Green Group team by 50 associates. The company plans to further invest in Aggieland to build its Houston expansion market, including adding additional hires and a permanent facility to serve Houston area customers.
Green Group will retain all employees at each location. Two employees also received promotions to general manager: Troy Ellis will lead the team at Integrated Lawn Care, and Kersten Dupree will lead the team at Aggieland Green.
"We are proving time and again that growth does not have to come at the expense of the people who have built these businesses," says Keith Freeman, CEO of Green Group. "Tim and his teams have built two outstanding businesses that serve thousands of customers. We could not be happier to have them as part of the Green Group family."