Mariani Landscape announces record growth as it expands national footprint
Mariani Landscape announced that it experienced record growth over the last 18 months, driven by Mariani Landscape’s decision in December 2020 to create a “family of family companies” and extend its reach and influence within the residential market.
To date, Mariani Landscape has acquired seven premium family owned landscape companies. The companies that currently comprise the Mariani Landscape family are all local industry leaders and elite brands, and include Berghoff Design Group / BDG Maintenance, Designs by Sundown, Hoffman Landscapes, Mariani Landscape, NatureWorks Landscape Services, Rocco Fiore & Sons, RP Marzilli, and Woodlawns Landscape Company. As part of the integration, family companies are maintaining their brands and leadership teams.
“As we seek to create the best residential landscape company in the world, we are partnering with companies that are the best at what they do in their local markets. We trust them and fully support their management teams, and we add value by creating services that elevate their client and associate experiences,” said Mariani Landscape Chairman Frank Mariani. “We didn’t want to replicate what we’ve seen in the commercial landscape industry, where companies were absorbed and local management was removed. The companies that have joined us so far have set a great precedent that this is a business model that works well and benefits everyone.”
“Companies that join Mariani Landscape will find they won’t lose their identity, and that they’re still in control of their destinies,” said Bob Marzilli, president of RP Marzilli in Boston. “When joining our group, owners remain an integral part of their company. They’re not simply selling their companies and leaving.”
“Frank Mariani is such a trusted leader in our field, and is organizing a dream team of residential landscape companies–companies that provide the best services in the leading markets, that offer competitive benefits to employees, and the most promising career path in the industry,” said Mike Hoffman, president and CEO of Hoffman Landscapes in Connecticut.
One of the most valuable resources that the Mariani Landscape family of companies offers is what Mariani Landscape refers to as the “ultimate peer group” – a platform service in which leadership teams across companies can draw insights, share experiences, and solve problems.
“The peer group that has been created through the Mariani family of companies is invaluable. Everyone brings an incredible amount of knowledge and experience to the table,” said Jeff Berghoff, president of Berghoff Design Group in Phoenix. “There are so many best practices being shared, allowing all of the companies to evolve. We’re truly one large company invested in helping everyone succeed.”
“The neatest thing is that each of us operates independently. We don’t have anyone from Mariani Landscape coming over saying, you need to do it this way or that way,” said Charlie Noll, president and founder of Woodlawns Landscape Company in Chicago. “We share resources and services, but the leadership team at Mariani trusts me to run my company, and doesn’t want to change that.”
Mariani Landscape plans to continue proactively pursuing residential landscape companies that align with its core values, and is looking to expand into several new states in the coming months.