BrightView acquires Benchmark Landscapes

By Sarah Bunyea

The Austin, Texas-based landscaping company operates six branches in four markets.

BrightView Holdings Inc., Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, has announced the acquisition of Benchmark Landscapes LLC, a commercial landscaping company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Benchmark was founded in 2002 and provides commercial landscaping services, including landscape maintenance, design, installation, hardscapes, irrigation and tree care. Benchmark’s 240 employees cover a service area from Austin to San Antonio, including Corpus Christi and the San Marcos and New Braunfels areas. The company operates six branches in four markets.

“With the acquisition of Benchmark, we expand our footprint in one of the country’s fastest-growing markets and bring passionate and skilled team members into the BrightView family,” says BrightView President and CEO Andrew Masterman. “This transaction further strengthens our position in Texas and supports our ‘strong-on-strong’ acquisition strategy.”

Benchmark founder and owner Casey Vickrey says that Benchmark represents a good fit for BrightView’s expanding portfolio. “I am proud of the business and relationships our team at Benchmark has built. We are excited to join the BrightView team and continue to grow the business, strengthen relationships and make new ones, all while taking care of the team that has been instrumental to making us who we are,” says Vickrey.