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10 biggest Lawn Care Companies?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Hope Landscaping, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Hope Landscaping

    Hope Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    Does anybody know who the top 10 lawn care companies are? How did they get there? Where are they based? Just want to see what I can find out on this thread. Ive searched on line and havnt found much on this.
  2. Turf Management Deluxe

    Turf Management Deluxe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Not to sure on the Top 10, but I know a while back Brickman was the top company...it would be my guess that they are still on top. I have papers from about five years ago that showed there income. Ill have to dig it out and share that info with ya later on today if I can find it in the office.
  3. its usually in one of the magazines.
  4. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,980

    If you get a free Lawn & Landscape subscription you will get more info than you care to see. Just the last issue or two listed the biggest 50 companies. TruGreen has been the biggest for many years. I think Valley Crest was number two.

    One you get Lawn & Landscape you;ll start getting other free mags as well (Irrigation & Erosion, Compact Equipment, Turf, Landscape Management, ect.). The mags are paid for by advertisers so there is no useful equipment information in the mags.
  5. robert@rittenhouse

    robert@rittenhouse LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    This is based on 2007 revenue from L & L (cant find the current list, sorry) so things may have changed a bit given the recent economic turmoils.

    1 Trugreen
    2 Valleycrest
    3 Brickman
    4 Davey Tree
    5 Scotts
    6 Bartlett Tree
    7 Gothic Landscape
    8 Ambius
    9 Weed Man
    10 Lawn Doctor

    and US Lawn is 11
  6. robert@rittenhouse

    robert@rittenhouse LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I should also mention, that is the North American top 10. Obviously, Canadian based Weed Man gets most of its revenue from Canada. They have an increasing market share in the US but continues to get most of its revenue is north of the border.
  7. DitchDr

    DitchDr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 257

    Right now its me. Gross 200 million a week, and use push mowers!

    Around here Lawn O Green ( Lawn O Joke) has a big market share, but are loosing clients at a rapid rate.

    The other big dog around here closed up shop after being turned into INS for illegals.
  8. Hope Landscaping

    Hope Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    Awesome info, I wonder what these companies are neting? If they are publicly owned (shares) or privately owned?
  9. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239

    Emerald isn't one of them
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  10. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,116

    read their 10Q it is public record for public companies, 10Q is the quarterly report mandated by the SEC

    I do know brickman got a $500 million line of credit in spring 2008 to do M&A with, nice war chest

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