In a recent statement, BrightView Landscapes, LLC, announced that it has acquired Florida’s Girard Environmental Services, LLC (GES). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

GES specializes in commercial landscape maintenance, construction and facility services. The Sanford, Florida-based company operates nine branches, employs nearly 450 people and services more than 800 client sites across Florida.

“This is a great addition to BrightView and we are pleased to welcome Girard into our family,” said BrightView Chief Executive Officer Andrew Masterman. “Girard is one of the nation’s largest and most respected privately-held landscape maintenance companies, with a long tradition of innovation and client service.”

GES Chief Executive Officer Rick Girard said the two companies have much in common. “BrightView shares our passion for the craft of landscaping and our commitment to achieving success for our clients and to the safety, well-being and career advancement of team members,” he said.

Employing more than 22,000 people, BrightView is one of the largest service providers in the nation, offering landscape and snow services.