LONDON, ONTARIO (CANADA) – July 20, 2022 – Today, we share exciting news: TLC Landscaping (“TLC”) has partnered with Schill Grounds Management (“Schill”), a leading commercial landscaping and snow and ice removal service provider in Cleveland, Ohio to help our company grow throughout Ontario.
TLC will continue operating with our name as we join forces with Schill. The combination of TLC and Schill brings about better technology and operational support for our customers in Ontario, which has many similarities to Schill’s home market of Ohio. Together, TLC and Schill will have about 775 employees in Canada and the U.S., making it one of the largest family-owned landscaping companies in North America.
TLC is Schill’s first international acquisition, and it gives the growing company new service areas across Lake Erie and to the north of its hometown footprint in and around Cleveland. Schill and TLC are actively seeking additional acquisitions in Southern Ontario as it strengthens operations in and around the Greater Toronto Area.
TLC CEO Jay Murray will become President of Canada for Schill, and TLC VP of Operations David Leff will become Director of Operations for Canada. Jay and Dave will continue to oversee operations in London while working closely with Schill’s team on strategic vision and growth in Ontario.
“TLC and Schill share the same values of superior service, innovation, and investing to grow the business as well as enhancing a strong company culture. We are thrilled to become part of the Schill ecosystem as we meet the needs of customers in Southern Ontario and beyond,” said Murray.
“We are very excited to add TLC’s visionary leadership team and employees to the Schill family as we come together to provide the very best service to customers in south Ontario and enter the Toronto market with strength and momentum,” added Jerry Schill, CEO of Schill Grounds Management and founder of the company nearly 30 years ago.
As the TLC team grows and our presence in the Canadian market expands, we will continue to provide the reliable and high-quality condo care and landscape design-build services that the London community knows and trusts. Schill is a leader in the condominium industry in their markets, and we expect that joining forces with them will allow us to raise standards across the industry and satisfy the needs of those who Expect More.
About Schill Grounds Management
Schill Grounds Management is a leading provider of year-round landscaping and snow and ice removal services for multi-family, retail, office, mixed-use, healthcare, and industrial properties of all sizes located in the Upper Midwest. The Company, which is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, was founded in 1993 by Jerry Schill, who still serves as the Company’s President and CEO. Over the last three decades, Schill has grown from a single branch operator in Northeast Ohio to a 13-branch operator serving thousands of properties across Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In 2020, Argonne Capital Group, LLC made a majority investment in Schill as part of a strategic plan to consolidate the fragmented commercial landscaping industry. To learn more, please visit schilllandscaping.com.
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