Feb. 25 2019 08:00 AM

Both Massachusetts-based companies merge to expand services in landscape design-build and maintenance.

Photo courtesy of Chicopee Chamber of Commerce

Mountain View Landscapes and Lawncare Inc., Chicopee, Massachusetts, has acquired Amherst Landscape and Design Associates, Amherst, Massachusetts, according to an article by the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Mountain View has spent the last four decades performing landscape maintenance and construction throughout Massachusetts and the surrounding states. The company has a 75- to 80-member team and has an office in Chicopee and another in Manchester, Connecticut.

“The idea (of the acquisition) is to help maintain the Amherst Landscape Design name, and we also hope it will open doors for us in the Amherst-Northampton area,” says Stephen Corrigan, president of Mountain View, in the article. “We will work together and with our connections, people will feel they are still connected and valued through the relationship they’ve earned through the years.”

Steve Prothers, owner of Amherst Landscape and Design Associates, says in the article that he sees the change as another phase for his business and career, in which he will be imparting his knowledge to others.

“I feel the best days are ahead, and I’m anxious and eager to continue what I’ve been doing for the last 40 years,” says Prothers. “My expertise is being able to envision what new or renovated landscapes can look like. I love what I do, I enjoy sharing it with people, and I think we both share excitement in continuing that process.”