Ward said his diversification with Spring-Green is a long-term commitment that will provide stability for the future.
“Spring-Green expands our opportunity to provide fertilization and weed control services to commercial and residential properties,” he said. “At scale this business can be very profitable and provides our family recurring revenue. As I prepare my business for succession planning or eventual sale adding Spring-Green simply further stabilizes our business model and allows us to better service our existing and future customers.”
Ward has been involved in the green industry ever since he was an elementary school student mowing lawns. In 1993 he started SJ Ward Landscapes, providing custom landscaping, hardscaping, lighting, fencing, sprinklers, nursery and lawn maintenance. Ward said his business “started with just myself and a couple guys in the back of a pick-up truck.” Now, his company employs 60 people in the field, plus an office staff.
“Steve’s family values and deep connection to the business make him an ideal addition to the Spring-Green family,” said James Young, president of Spring-Green. “We are excited about having him take over this established territory. With his proven success in the market area and hands on approach, Steve is a great fit, and we look forward to helping him grow his business in the years ahead.”