RCI acquires Bay Landscape and Palm Service

By Kristin Smith-Ely

Acquisition is Louisiana-based firm’s second in Florida acquisition in less than a year.

Rotolo Consultants Inc., based in Slidell, Louisiana, has acquired Bay Landscape and Palm Service LLC, Panama City, Florida. According to a news release published by New Orleans City Business, the deal, with terms not disclosed, was completed Dec. 31, 2018.

This was RCI’s second acquisition in 2018 and fourth in the last two years. In August 2018, it acquired GPL Landscape, based in Miramar Beach.

RCI also has offices in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee and anticipates over $80 million in revenue this in 2019, with more than 700 employees in five states, according to the article.

Bay Landscape was founded 1994 and provides landscape design, installation, management, lighting, pavers, hardscapes, outdoor living spaces, fences, walls and decks. Its founder, Luke Preslaski, will continue with RCI as a division manager along with his staff, the news release says.

“RCI will continue to pursue our stated goal of aggressive growth of the company via acquisitions of high quality companies such as Bay Landscape along with our long term organic growth strategy throughout our current markets,” RCI president and CEO Keith Rotolo says.