NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OHIO — JAN. 19, 2022 — Schill Grounds Management (“Schill” or the “Company”), a leading commercial landscaping and snow and ice removal service provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Enviroscapes, a family-owned landscaping business serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Based in Louisville, OH, Enviroscapes serves hundreds of commercial customers through its reliable landscape maintenance, and snow and ice removal services, robust design and installation services, as well as public utility clearing and mowing. Enviroscapes’s dedicated team of 200 employees will join Schill’s team of 400 professionals, together creating one of the largest landscaping companies in the Midwest.
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 & CEO Todd Pugh will have an ownership stake in the combined company and will serve as the Company’s Market President in Akron/Canton. Todd’s continued involvement will play a crucial role in expanding the Company’s customer base and service area throughout the Upper Midwest. Schill will continue to operate under the Enviroscapes brand in the Akron/Canton and western PA 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. 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,” added Todd Pugh.
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.
Schill is actively seeking to partner with additional landscaping and snow and ice removal providers of all sizes in the Midwest and beyond.
Frank Ross and Jeff Harkness of Three Point Group represented Enviroscapes in the transaction.
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, 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 from a single branch operator in Northeast Ohio to a 13 branch operator serving thousands of properties across Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 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.