Nov. 19 2018 09:48 AM

Acquisition expands distributor footprint in the East.

Phoenix-based Horizon Distributors Inc., a full-service distributor of irrigation and landscape products, has announced the acquisition of Turf and Garden Inc. Turf and Garden is a wholesale supplier of landscape products, irrigation, lighting and power equipment with four stores in southeastern Virginia and the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

David Cook, president of Horizon, says,“Turf and Garden has been a strong presence in the Virginia irrigation and landscape industry for over 100 years. This acquisition offers us a tremendous opportunity to expand our footprint in the East. The Turf and Garden business model is a seamless complement to Horizon and we are excited about the growth opportunity we can offer to their team.”

Turf and Garden offers an expansive line of products and services to green industry professionals, including power equipment parts and service. It has developed a strong following for its Southern Belle line of grass seed and fertilizers designed specifically for the needs of the Virginia climate and soil.

Horizon is a professional distributor of turf irrigation products, outdoor power equipment, fertilizers and allied products serving the professional turf, landscape and golf markets, including brand names of Hunter, Rain Bird, Toro, Irritrol, eXmark, Echo, Club Car, PBI Gordon, Vista, Unique and FX Professional Lighting. It currently operates 69 sales centers in 10 states including Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Maryland. Horizon is a wholly owned subsidiary of Poolcorp.