October 21 -Houston, Texas – On October 9th, 2009, BIO Landscape & Maintenance, Inc. (BIO), a Yellowstone Landscape Group company, expanded its Texas presence through the acquisition of Outdoor Environments, a commercial landscape maintenance company headquartered in Houston, Texas, serving Harris, Montgomery, and many of the surrounding counties.  All members of the Outdoor Environments team have joined the BIO team, expanding resources and expertise for clients throughout Southeast Texas.

Robert Taylor, president of BIO, said, “Outdoor Environments and its principal, Chris Lallier, will quickly become an integral part of the BIO team.  Chris worked for BIO some years back, went out on his own, and we welcome him back to share in the vision we have for BIO and Yellowstone.  Chris is a very capable manager and will soon be running our North Houston Branch.  Chris models the values within our organization in regard to integrity, customer service, and professionalism.”

Outdoor Environments, led by Chris Lallier over the past 8 years, was built from the ground up through aggressive sales, referrals, and word of mouth.  “Outdoor Environments is fortunate to now have adequate resources and support for our customers to enhance the quality of their service.  Together with BIO, we will establish a significant presence in the North Houston market.”  This transaction allows Chris to pursue his strength of relationship building in the role of Branch Manager with a focus on business development.

With the addition of Outdoor Environments, BIO now serves 10 counties with a combined 380 employees throughout Southeast Texas.  In April 2008, BIO merged with the Yellowstone Landscape Group, one of the largest full service and environmentally focused landscape providers in the United States.

About BIO Landscape & Maintenance, Inc.

BIO, established in 1982, is a full service landscape contractor providing turnkey landscape services.  These services include landscape and irrigation installation, maintenance, colorscaping, athletic fields, arbor care and green programs.

A natural leader in the landscape industry, BIO has established itself as a leading green advocate in the industry with its compost tea program, organic BIOLife fertilizer and propane powered maintenance equipment.  BIO’s leadership was realized when it was chosen to install and maintain Shangri La Botanical Gardens, the first Platinum LEED certified job in the state of Texas.

BIO is active in the community, with staff serving on committees at The Greater Houston Partnership and Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.  Other industry affiliations are with Associated Builders & Contractors, Associated General Contractors, NAIOP and the Houston Apartment Association.

About Yellowstone Landscape Group

Yellowstone Landscape Group, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a national landscape leader dedicated to serving the growing demands of the commercial, municipal, institutional, resort, multi-family and estate markets by offering a comprehensive service solution of green and sustainable practices with an emphasis on protecting, enhancing and increasing property values in a variety of geographic locations.  Yellowstone currently serves customers in Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida with expansion plans already in place to increase its geographic footprint.  By delivering best-in class horticultural and business practices, a highly skilled workforce, value-added pricing strategy and the scales of scope and efficiency, the Yellowstone Landscape Group provides its customers with a premium comprehensive service offering.

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