Brickman Expands in the Southern California Market by Purchasing L.A.-Based Dworsky Landscape Services

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marking its entrance into the Los Angeles market, national landscape services provider The Brickman Group has acquired Dworsky Cos., one of L.A.’s leading commercial landscape services firms. The acquisition of Dworsky, a family-owned company founded in 2002, gives Brickman a stronger foothold in the Southern California market — with more than 1,000 employees — as it builds upon its nationwide expansion. Dworsky is headed by Founder Dave Dworsky, who in his 20 years in the industry has stamped an expansive mark servicing the Greater Los Angeles area. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The acquisition marks another step in the systematic growth of 72-year-old Brickman Group, which for the past 20 years has been expanding as the nation’s largest landscape management provider. The third-generation business now satisfies national and regional clients requesting service for their portfolios in the Los Angeles area. Dworsky brings four new branches to Brickman’s portfolio, which now stands at 15 branches in Southern California. Brickman has more than 170 branches in 30 states.

“In Dworsky Cos., we have acquired a fellow family-owned-and-operated firm with deep roots in Los Angeles, which is one of the last major markets we have yet to serve,” said Brickman Executive Vice President Mike Bogan. “This acquisition will help Brickman further penetrate the So Cal market, thanks to the energy and passion the Dworsky family brings to its work. Dave Dworsky’s company has an excellent reputation and the same set of values and service ethics Brickman offers. His firm will no doubt help cement the Brickman brand in the Southern California market.”

With the move, Dworsky Cos., will become The Brickman Group, Ltd., in 2011, while all team members, managers and service areas will remain the same. The Dworsky family, which has owned the firm since its creation, will continue overseeing its part of the company’s day-to-day operations. Dworsky brings a grassroots approach to business, as well as a tradition of rewarding hard work. That practice included his son Dan Dworsky, who has been with the company for 11 years, having started at entry level before working his way up through the ranks.

“This allows us to take the next step in our growth,” emphasized Dave Dworsky. “In today’s climate, having access to a national platform, along with the additional resources and processes in place to service a broader spectrum of clientele enables us to build upon what we love most: focusing on customer service and growing our business in the Los Angeles region.”

Dworsky’s focus is on the landscape maintenance of commercial centers and office parks. Its client list includes properties such as Hughes Center, Sun America and Equity Office Properties.

Editor’s Note:  Dworsky Cos. was represented in connection with this transaction by The Principium Group.

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