Turf Masters makes largest acquisition
ROSWELL, Ga. – Turf Masters, a lawn and pest control company, acquired Dorsey Services, a lawn care, tree and shrub, and pest service company, earlier this month. The transaction is the largest investment made by Turf Masters and it expands the company's quality services throughout central Georgia.
With this acquisition, as well as expansion markets completed in 2013 and 2014, the lawn care business now has 9 company-owned operations in 4 southern states: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Turf Masters employs 60 people and posted $5.1 million in revenue.
After looking at several companies, Turf Masters decided to acquire Dorsey Services, which employs 23 and posted revenue of $2.1 million in 2014, because of its established customer base, its proven ability to retain customers, and its huge growth potential, the company said in a statement. The central Georgia based company was founded by Larry Dorsey in 1985 and has offered lawn care and pest management services since.
“What Larry founded in central Georgia was built on the same philosophy and commitment to quality that I used in starting Turf Masters in the North Atlanta suburbs,” says Andrew Kadrich, Turf Masters owner. “The company's employee culture, from service technicians to administrative support, understands that the customer always comes first.”
Turf Masters plans to continue the Dorsey name, employees, trucks and will operate as Dorsey Services in their current local offices.
Turf Masters is committed to retaining all existing Dorsey employees. Dorsey's decision to sell to Turf Masters was based in large part on Kadrich's reputation of treating employees well, Dorsey says.
“Andy is committed to all the employees who have made his company strong,” he says. “Along with his reputation as the best sales and marketing guy in the industry, Andy's commitment to the Dorsey employees was the most significant factor in my decision to sell to him.”
“Our focus will continue to be on customer satisfaction and retention by holding all of our locations to our high standards,” Kadrich says. “We will maintain the highest quality results while delivering our services and will continue to meet our customers' needs.”