Terracare Associates named to Lawn and Landscapes’ Top 100 list


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Littleton, Colorado –Terracare Associates has been named one of the largest landscape companies in North America by Lawn & Landscape magazine for the seventh time.

Terracare Associates ranked 22nd on the 2017 Lawn & Landscape Top 100 list, making Terracare the largest landscape provider headquartered in Colorado.

“Terracare Associates is honored to be represented in such a prestigious group on Lawn and Landscapes’ Top 100 lists,” says Terracare Associates’ president Dean Murphy. “We service more than 1,800 properties throughout the Western United States and are privileged to have a team of more than 1000 employees showcasing the dedication and customer care to achieve this impressive recognition.”

The Lawn & Landscape prestigious list of Top 100 is based on 2016 revenue from landscape profit centers, and is reported by each company listed. The companies on this list earned a combined revenue of $9,161,843,124 in 2016, which is an increase of $594,598,970 or 6.9 percent, over 2015. Companies on the list also reported total employment of 95,125. Based on the data, the average growth expected in 2017 is 9.9 percent.

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About Terracare Associates

Terracare Associates, LLC is a recognized leader in outdoor maintenance in the Western United States. For more than 30 years, our certified and experienced staff works during all seasons to improve landscapes, parks, roadways and infrastructure for beautiful, safe and sustainable outdoor environments. We are headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, and are proud to serve Colorado, Northern and Southern California and Texas.

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We’re in the winner’s circle!

Terracare Associates captures four prestigious National Awards of Excellence for Landscape Maintenance Services


Our Terracare team is proud to announce we’ve won four 2016 Awards of Excellence by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). This tribute recognizes us for outstanding landscape maintenance services honoring the following properties: Ceronix, Inc. and The City of Carlsbad, in California and The City of Grapevine, and CVS Health Tower, in Texas.  We have built a strong partnership with our clients and are thrilled to share this award with each of them. Our crew teams work diligently each day to bring out the best in every property. We want everyone to enjoy the outdoors!


Here is our nationally recognized work for 2016:

Ceronix, Inc.; Auburn California

We’ve become the partner service provider that can handle Ceronix’s complex landscaping for their corporate headquarters. Our team helps manage the 21-acre property that doubles as a licensed wildlife sanctuary. Our work has included managing and maintaining ongoing maintenance landscaping, enhancement landscape projects, and irrigation systems.


The City of Carlsbad; Carlsbad, California

We’ve built a strong private public partnership with the city to meet the city’s high expectations for landscape maintenance and enhancements for their park system. We manage and maintain almost 940,000 square feet of turf, including 5 synthetic and 10 natural athletic fields, dog parks, basketball courts, recreational picnic areas, play structures, skates parks, a pool complex and a wide array of landscaping.


The City of Grapevine; Grapevine, Texas

This historical tourist destination is home to more than 50,000 residents and welcomes more than 20 million visitors annually. With so many people living and visiting, the City of Grapevine turned to us to help maintain their beautiful landscapes and functioning infrastructure throughout the 24/7/365, especially during harsh weather like floods and droughts.


CVS Health Tower; Irving, Texas

The client’s goal was to make the challenging landscape around the existing building more sustainable, water conscious and employee-friendly to create a campus park-like setting. They looked to us to bring the expertise, knowledge, experience and manpower to help plan, budget and execute this project seamlessly and to continue the maintenance associated with the building and the landscaping.


NALP strives to recognize professionalism and enhance public perceptions of our industry and its professionals through its awards programs. Our Awards of Excellence showcases superior projects in the areas landscape, lawn care, and interior maintenance, design/build as well as installation, container plantings, and erosion control.


Terracare Associates named one of the largest landscape companies

Terracare Associates has been named one of the largest landscape companies in North America by Lawn & Landscape magazine. Terracare Associates ranked 29th on the 2016 Lawn & Landscape Top 100 list, which was published in May and sponsored by Toro.

“To be included on the Top 100 list is a high honor. This list is very exclusive – only a small percentage of landscapers can make it – and brings with it a great responsibility,” says Lawn & Landscape Editor and Associate Publisher Chuck Bowen. “Because of their size and stature in the industry, these 100 companies act as ambassadors of the landscape profession to homeowners and commercial property managers across the country. They continue to exhibit all the things that make the landscape industry great: dedication, drive and a desire to make the world a better place.”

“We’ve had an outstanding year and our team is honored to be recognized as one of the Top 100 landscape companies by Lawn & Landscape again this year,” says Dean Murphy, President, Terracare Associates. “It’s been our focus and ongoing commitment for more than 30 years to supply superior quality and reliable outdoor maintenance services. We’re thrilled to be recognized for the growth we’ve achieved during this time and our leadership in the industry.”

The Lawn & Landscape Top 100 is based on 2015 revenue from landscape profit centers, and is reported by each company listed. Companies on the Top 100 list earned total revenue in 2015 of $8,445,782,868. That’s $403,225,109 more than in 2014 – an increase of 5 percent. Companies on the list reported total employment (seasonal plus year-round employees) of 83,971 people. The list comprises 96 companies in 30 states and four firms in Canada.

This year’s list was compiled by Lawn & Landscape editors during the spring of 2015. Email Bowen at cbowen@gie.net with comments or questions about the list.


Terracare Associates, LLC is a recognized leader in outdoor maintenance in the Western United States – with 30 years of experience. During all seasons, our certified and experienced staff improves landscapes, parks, roadways and infrastructure for beautiful, safe and sustainable outdoor environments. We are headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, and are proud to serve Metropolitan Denver, the City of Sacramento region and the Northern and Southern California, the Greater Salt Lake City of Utah and the Metroplex Dallas, Texas.

Terracare Associates is Pleased to Announce Another Acquisition

Terracare Associates, LLC (“TCA”), a leading outdoor maintenance company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tierra Verde Resources and Blue Skies Landscape Maintenance, affiliated commercial landscape companies based in San Diego, CA. The transaction represents the fourth add-on acquisition, and second this year. The acquisition is a strategic extension of TCA’s current operations in Southern California.


“This transaction is a terrific opportunity to expand our current operations throughout the entire San Diego County area,” said Dean Murphy, President of TCA. “We look forward to partnering with the existing team of employees to continue their growth and working together in providing high quality services to its already impressive roster of existing clients.”


Bud Delgado, owner and founder of Tierra Verde Resources, added, “I feel fortunate to have found a partner like TCA who will continue to support our growth and our employees well into the future. I have no doubt the broad resources of TCA will add significant value to our operations.” Tierra Verde Resources and Blue Skies Landscape maintenance has just over 200 employees and manage more than 300 properties in San Diego County.


“We are fortunate to work with a professional and supportive group of financial partners, who believe in the TCA family and have chosen to support our growth through continued investment,” says Murphy. TCA is owned by Progress Equity Partners with additional financing provided by NBH Capital Finance, Harbert Mezzanine Partners and Patriot Capital.

Terracare Associates Acquires Landscape Management Services

Terracare Associates, LLC (“TCA”), a leading outdoor maintenance company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Landscape Management Services (“LMS”), based in San Jose, CA. The transaction closed on April 30, 2016 and is a strategic extension of current TCA operations in Northern CA.


“This transaction is a terrific opportunity for our organization to grow along the peninsula and we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with the strong ownership and management team currently in place at LMS”, said Dean Murphy, President of TCA. “The team at LMS has built a portfolio of quality-minded clients and we will certainly work together with the LMS staff to meet and exceed their expectations going forward.”


George Kaiser, owner and founder of LMS, added “I feel fortunate to have found a partner like TCA who will continue to support the growth of LMS and its employees well into the future. The process was straight forward and I’m pleased to partner with TCA and our shared values for operating with respect, integrity, and with concern for our communities and the environment.”


TCA is based in Littleton, CO and has approximately 850 employees in four states. TCA is a leader in outdoor maintenance, providing services to both commercial and municipal clients, including landscape, asphalt and concrete maintenance, street sweeping, snow removal, lake maintenance and other related outdoor services.


TCA currently operates in multiple CA locations including Sacramento, Martinez, Brentwood, Livermore, Milpitas and San Diego. In addition, the company has operations in Salt Lake City, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Denver. For more information about TCA, please go to www.MyTerracare.com


For further information please contact:

Cristin Tarr, Director Marketing

Terracare Associates

Office: 720-587-2522

Terracare receives National Landscape Awards of Excellence

Terracare Associates, a leading outdoor maintenance company headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, announces it has been honored with three national industry awards.

Professional Landcare Network, Planet, awarded the National Landscape Awards of Excellence for three properties Terracare Associates maintains; Wind Crest- Retirement Community, TMA – I-25 South Corridor, and Arapahoe Lakes Homeowners Association. Planet is the largest professional association in the U.S. for landscape design, construction, and maintenance companies.

Wind Crest Retirement Community

landscape awards excellenceAccount Manager: Cindy Gioia & Team: Jose Rodriguez Iniguez, Enrique Molina Erasto Ojeda-Vazquez, Joel S Samano, Federico Sapien, Alfredo Solis,Rudy Sifuentes

Wind Crest is a high-end resort living retirement center, 55+ community with over 84 acres of property to maintain creating a relaxed and beautiful residential retreat for the aging. The location of the property sits upon a bluff overlooking the Rocky Mountains. The corporation’s intent is to create a landscape that is inclusionary of their residents, while maintaining the highest standard in integrated plant life.

This property provides gardens for congregating, open space, walk ways and horticultural therapy gardens for members of the community. Creating a safe environment for the residents is up most important which include snow removal and debris/trash removal. The landscape busts with native grass and cottonwoods while incorporating colors, drought tolerant turf and new installations. Plant Healthcare, aesthetics, and irrigation are of critical importance to the property manager and to the residents.

Transportation Management Association – South I-25 Urban Corridor

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Account Manager: Aimee Lacouture & Team: Juan A. Ramirez, Juan A. Ramirez Jr., Blas I. Hernandez, Jesus G. Silos

One of the most unique projects in a landscape management portfolio of work; South I-25 urban corridor Transportation Management Association (TMA) is the management agency supporting transportation solutions for one of the busiest highway corridors in the state of Colorado.

The public-private partnership agency (TMA) was challenged to create an open space environment at highly congested interchanges. The projected outcome for each interchanges’ landscape is to provide a common look and feel throughout the corridor and honoring specific interest of the 3 counties and 4 cities along the I-25 exchanges.

This landscape contractor projects include: maintaining and integrating new install with native growth, irrigation, highway debris and pollution clean-up resulting in a distinctive and welcoming Colorado appearance. A bonus to the project is to build an ecosystem of plantings, bird and insect life mirroring a park-like setting.

Arapahoe Lakes

landscape awards excellenceAccount Manager: Cindy Gioia & Team: Andrew Thomas, Guillermo Zabala, Rolando Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez, Adrian Lozano, Rudy Sifuentes 

Arapahoe Lakes is a community of 208 single family homes and 13 townhomes. The property has a three-acre lake, unusual for Colorado neighborhoods, swimming pool and four tennis courts.

The Home Owners Association and property managers are fiscally responsible while committing to high-quality landscape maintenance. As an established neighborhood in the region, the homeowners goal is to achieve an environmentally friendly neighborhood. Through a long-term partnership with the client, Terracare Associates assisted in developing a plan of phased improvements focused on environmentally friendly landscape care. This plan reduced water usage by 34% and more than $11,000 in 2013.

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Bill Horn, Sr. Vice President is Nominated for Prestigious Award

Bill CroppedBill Horn, Vice President at Terracare Associates, was nominated for Professional Landcare Network, PLANET, Lifetime Leadership Award for his outstanding commitment to the green industry.

Planet is a national landscape network representing more than 100,000 landscape and lawn care professionals across the country.

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Terracare Announces Acquisition of VMC Landscape

Terracare Associates, LLC, a leading outdoor maintenance company, announces the acquisition of VMC Landscape of Dallas, Texas. This transaction will combine decades of individual and collective expertise while continuing to provide customers with superior landscape and public infrastructure maintenance services and helping to improve outdoor environments across the Western United States.

OCT. 8, 2014 – Terracare Associates has acquired VMC Landscape of Dallas, Texas. With 65 combined years in business, the resulting organization will include an extremely seasoned management team and numerous long-term client partnerships. Terracare Associates and VMC Landscape are highly complementary with similar customer bases, including municipalities, corporations, retail, homeowners associations, institutions and special districts. In addition, both organizations share a culture of providing exceptional service to those clients.

“People are our most valuable asset and we will take advantage of working together, integrating our cultures and sharing best practices as we go forward,” says Dean Murphy President of Terracare Associates. “We are excited about expanding into a new market and partnering with the terrific people at VMC while doing so.”

Terracare Associates, LLC is now one of the top 25 commercial landscape maintenance companies in the United States, managing nearly 1,000 commercial and public projects in Colorado, California, Utah and Texas. “Our shared reputation for building customer relationships is built on a foundation of leadership, integrity, safety, concern for our communities and the environment,” says Murphy.

“We are fortunate to work with a professional and supportive group of financial partners, who believe in the Terracare family and have chosen to support our growth through continued investment.” Terracare is owned by Progress Equity Partners with additional financing provided by NBH Capital Finance, Harbert Mezzanine Partners and Patriot Capital.

VMC Landscape has operated successfully in the Greater Dallas area for more than 35 years and is led by Bruce Verdick and a strong and seasoned management team who will all remain in place post-closing.

Terracare Associates, LLC was established in 1985 as a single crew providing landscape maintenance services with a genuine commitment to customer loyalty. The company has now grown into an organization of more than 550 employees offering a broad range of service lines in multiple states.

Terracare Associates Acquires Traffic Control Assets

Public_Works_Management2Terracare Associates, headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of all assets of a traffic control company out of Sandy, Utah. Terracare also appointed of Mr. Loran Gillen, past owner of Gillen construction, as the Manager of Terracare Associates Utah operations. Continue reading “Terracare Associates Acquires Traffic Control Assets”