Heritage Landscape Supply Group acquired Green Velvet, a wholesaler of fertilizer, seed, sod, and other turf and ornamental products. Bellbrook, Ohio-based Green Velvet, founded in 1959 by Ray and Mary Tischer, operates four locations throughout southwest and central Ohio.
“We are honored to welcome the Tischer family and the entire Green Velvet team to the Heritage family of companies,” Matt McDermott, president of Heritage, said in a prepared statement. “Green Velvet is a perfect complement to our existing Wolf Creek branches in Ohio and greatly increases our presence in the agronomics/turf and ornamental product categories. The Tischer family has built an outstanding family business that embodies loyal customer service with operational integrity, and we are delighted to have them on our team.”
Green Velvet is run by Randy Tischer, the son of Ray and Mary Tischer, and his wife, Beth. Randy Tischer will continue to lead the company post-acquisition alongside general manager Nick Janovich to ensure continuity and consistency for customer and supplier partners.
“For the last 63 yeras Green Velvet has earned a reputation for providing exceptional service, trusted advice, and dependable products to landscape professionals, sports turf managers, and golf course superintendents throughout the midwest,” Randy Tischer, owner of Green Velvet, said. “As we look towards the future, our newfound partnership with Heritage will allow us to continue doing what made us successful while providing growth opportunities for both our company and our employees. We are thrilled to have found a partner in Heritage that shares our commitment to customer service and will protect the legacy our dedicated team has created over the years.”
Since forming, Heritage has acquired Normac, MCS Landscape Supply, Florida Integration Supply, Stone Center of Indiana, Silver Creek Supply Group, Aquarius Supply, Irrigators Supply, Irrigation Station, REAMS Sprinkler Supply, Wolf Creek Company, Atlanta Landscape Materials, Watson Supply, Davis Supply, Beehive Brick & Stone, Scott Stone, Southern Stone Supply, Atlantic Mulch & Erosion Control, Wirtz & Daughters Landscape Supply, Irrigation Supply, North Florida Irrigation Equipment, SBI Materials, AGC Irrigation Supply, and North Shore Sprinkler Supply. The company has also opened several greenfield locations under the CPS Distributors and Automatic Supply brand names, and launched the HLS Outdoor brand and platform in the midwest region of the United States. Heritage Landscape Supply Group operates more than 150 locations in 27 states.