GASTONIA, N.C. – The Loving Group recently acquired H&H Sod Farm, which is located in Orlando, Florida. The Loving Group ranked No. 70 on Lawn & Landscape's Top 100 list in 2018.
“Although our company has been built solely through organic growth rather than acquisitions, we found that the shared values and belief in fostering strong communities made this opportunity a natural fit,” said Mike Haynes, founder and CEO of Loving. “We are excited for the continued opportunity to expand as it allows us greater opportunity to capitalize on our mission of creating a positive impact through our outreach efforts in the communities that we serve.”
Founded in 1969 by Danny and Lois Hall, H&H Sod Farm has grown to become one of the largest sod farming operations in the state of Florida.
In addition to the H&H Sod Farm acquisition, Loving has created a strategic partnership with both Scotts and Bethel Turf to join in the production and distribution of ProVista Turf throughout the state of Florida. “Bethel and Scotts are happy to welcome Loving into the ProVista network, we are excited about the numerous distribution opportunities that Loving provides through the strong relationships that they have created,'' said Will Nugent, owner of Bethel Turf. “We believe that this step is a major milestone in our effort to increase public awareness and education of ProVista Turf. We are thrilled of the numerous homebuilders throughout the state that have already committed to transition their new lawns over to ProVista Turf, providing their homebuyers a superior looking turfgrass, that requires a fraction of the maintenance.” Nugent added.
Loving is headquartered in Gastonia, North Carolina and offers landscaping, outdoor living and sod farming services to both local and national homebuilding clients throughout the Southeastern United States.