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Schill Acquires BAM Outdoor to Expand Indianapolis Service

Posted by Schill Grounds Management on Feb 8, 2024 9:00:00 AM
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Schill Grounds Management is expanding westward into the Indianapolis area with the acquisition of BAM Outdoor, Inc., a locally owned and operated company that provides commercial landscaping, lawn care, and snow removal services. 

BAM serves the Indianapolis market, including the suburbs of Westfield, Carmel, Fishers, and Noblesville, and plans to expand service across the entire Indianapolis metro area. BAM’s clients include numerous multi-family complexes, homeowner associations, logistics and distribution facilities, and other commercial customers. BAM’s service area is adjacent to Schill’s territory in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, and extends Schill’s reach deeper into Indiana.

BAM’s owners — Jeff Kontor, Jared Winn, and Michael Linton — will help oversee the integration into Schill and will continue to have active leadership roles in growing the business across Indianapolis. The trio were employees of BAM Outdoor for many years and bought the business from a previous owner in 2019. With their vision and leadership, they were able to rapidly grow the business before partnering with Schill. 

“Jeff, Jared and Mike brought an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mentality to BAM that we admire and respect, and we are delighted to add them and their employees to the Schill family,” said Jerry Schill, who founded Schill Grounds Management 30 years ago and serves as its CEO. “BAM has a terrific culture that aligns with our values, and we look forward to growing the business together.” 

After partnering with BAM, Schill has about 1,100 employees and continues to grow organically as well as through acquisitions.

Like Schill, BAM provides year-round comprehensive commercial landscape management services that include lawn maintenance, lawn care, and snow and ice removal services.

Schill plans to retain the BAM name and branding in the Indianapolis market, and BAM plans to make additional acquisitions in Indiana and beyond.

BAM is the 12th acquisition since 2020 as Schill continues to drive consolidation in the fragmented industry of landscape management and snow and ice removal services. Schill is developing an “owner’s network” model that keeps former owners closely involved in running the business while providing strategic recommendations and sharing best practices among the Schill group of companies.

The addition of BAM complements Schill’s previous acquisitions, which include:

  • Enviroscapes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
  • Fredericks Landscaping in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
  • GrassCor in Cincinnati and Dayton
  • Grounds Elite in Cincinnati
  • McCoy Landscape Services in Columbus and Marion
  • Ohio Valley Group in Cleveland
  • TLC in London, Ontario
  • Ward + Thornton Landscapes in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

ABOUT SCHILL GROUNDS MANAGEMENT

Schill Grounds Management is a leading provider of year-round landscaping and snow and ice removal services for multi-family, retail, office, mixed-use, distribution centers, healthcare and industrial properties of all sizes located in the Upper Midwest.  The Company, which is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, was founded in 1993 by Jerry Schill, who still serves as the Company’s President and CEO.  Over the last three decades, Schill has grown to 25 branches and services over four thousand properties across Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and Canada. In 2020, Argonne Capital Group, LLC made a majority investment in Schill as part of a strategic plan to consolidate the fragmented commercial landscaping industry. To learn more, please visit schilllandscaping.com

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Topics: Acquisition

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