United Land Services acquires Greenway Lawn, Sanford Tree

United Land Services, a commercial and residential landscape services platform backed by Centre Partners and LP First Capital, has acquired Greenway Lawn & Landscape and Sanford Tree Service.

As a result of a well-executed organic and acquisition-driven growth strategy, United has rapidly scaled its platform and earned No. 24 on Lawn & Landscape’s Top 100 list last year. Revenues have grown by nearly five times since Centre and LPFC formed the initial platform in September 2020. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Since September 2020, United has completed 16 add-on acquisitions, grown to over 1,200 employees, and established over 20 branches across several of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the Southeast. In addition, United has built a robust acquisition pipeline and currently has several acquisitions under letter of intent which would further enhance its presence in the region.

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Greenway provides landscape maintenance, enhancement, and tree care services primarily to commercial customers, including homeowners’ associations, multifamily property managers, and local municipalities. Greenway’s executive leadership team, Sasa Popovic and JD Nixon, will continue to provide branch oversight.

“We are excited to join the United team to further accelerate our growth and expand our service offerings throughout the state. United has built a tremendous reputation in the marketplace while embodying a strong culture of partnership,” Popovic says. “We are keen to leverage the robust infrastructure, tools and best practices that United will bring to Greenway, broadening opportunities for our customers and employees. We look forward to being a part of this dynamic organization.”

Bob Blandford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of United, said, “United’s acquisition of Greenway is another step in our long-term strategy of building density in attractive geographic markets while strengthening our ability to continue to offer high-quality landscaping services for our customers. With deep-rooted customer relationships, a disciplined operating approach, and best-in-class customer service reputation, the United platform is very well-positioned for organic and acquisition growth going forward.”

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