The City of Lancaster, the hub of the Antelope Valley, is just one hour north of Los Angeles. This bustling city of over 160,000 offers an array of outdoor experiences, local shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Along with that, Lancaster is home to fourteen parks throughout the city including Lancaster’s massive, 35 field, National Soccer Center, that attracts visitors from around the world.
This year the City of Lancaster started the search for a new company to maintain their nearly 8 million square feet of parks as well as the city’s over 6 million square feet of streetscapes, medians, parkways, government facilities and parking lots. This was a very important decision for the city. They had high hopes for the quality of the landscape and also wanted to find a company that would come alongside the city and partner with them.
Over the summer they made the switch to Terracare for the next 3 plus years! Our crews are currently serving the community each day and following through on our promise to the city and its residents. We are excited to collaborate with the City of Lancaster as we strive to build relationships and beautify grounds.
Welcome to our first Team Terracare Employee Spotlight feature series. In this series we will showcase our amazing team members and highlight their work, achievements and what get’s them excited to come to work every day.
Last month, TCA won the NALP Award of Excellence for the City of Carlsbad. One of many outstanding team members working on this property is Chris Prowse. We kick off the Spotlight series featuring Chris.
Baseball diamonds are the center pieces of many city parks. As a part-time team member from San Diego, California branch, Chris Prowse takes ownership in his work and helps maintain all of the baseball fields and diamonds for the City of Carlsbad parks system. Baseball diamonds are a specialty of Carlsbad Park’s upkeep. As a crew member, he maintains all the city’s baseballs fields by cutting the grass, grading the infield dirt so water runs off instead of forming puddles, raking and dragging the infield after use to keep it level, safe and playable.
Chris is a part-time employee. He uses this job as his retirement project, a way of spending time outdoors and staying active. His goal is to train others to learn his trade since there is a skill and a method around the upkeep of baseball fields.
We asked Chris’ manager, Amanda Haas, about him. Here is what she had to say: “Chris is a team player and extremely knowledgeable. He is easy to work with and is thorough in his work. It’s a pleasure having him on the crew.”
Want to work with Chris? We’re hiring in San Diego.
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.