Schill Grounds Management, a commercial landscaping and snow and ice removal service provider, has acquired Enviroscapes, a family-owned landscaping business serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Based in Louisville, Ohio, Enviroscapes serves hundreds of commercial customers through its landscape maintenance, snow and ice removal services. It also offers design and installation services, as well as public utility clearing and mowing. Enviroscapes’s team of 200 employees will join Schill’s team of 400 professionals.
Enviroscapes is the largest acquisition in Schill’s nearly 30-year history and the Company’s fifth acquisition in the last 18 months as Schill continues its thoughtful and purposeful expansion throughout the Midwest. The transaction advances Schill’s ambitions of providing its customers with seamless, high-quality services across the entire state of Ohio and in select parts of Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Following the transaction, Enviroscapes Founder and CEO Todd Pugh will have an ownership stake in the combined company and will serve as the company’s market president in Akron/Canton. Schill will continue to operate under the Enviroscapes brand in the Akron/Canton and western Pennsylvania markets.
“I have enormous respect for what Todd and the Enviroscapes team have built and the reputation they have earned in the industry,” said Jerry Schill, founder and CEO of Schill Grounds Management. “I’m excited that, after many years of professional collaboration, we can finally come together as partners in building a best-in-class company serving customers well beyond our Ohio roots.”
“The team and I are excited to formalize the partnership with Schill that has existed for many years," Pugh said. "I look forward to working alongside Jerry to create new opportunities across the region. Jerry’s energy and passion for the industry are contagious, and I’m confident our combined platform will have incredible opportunities for growth."
The combination of Schill and Enviroscapes complements Schill’s previously completed acquisitions including Ward + Thornton Landscapes in Cincinnati; Fredericks Landscaping in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky; the Ohio Valley Group in Cleveland; and McCoy Landscape Services in Marion, Ohio.
Frank Ross and Jeff Harkness of Three Point Group represented Enviroscapes in the transaction.