“We are honored to welcome the entire ISS team to the Heritage family. ISS is one of the largest and most respected independents in the country and has earned a reputation as the preeminent distributor in California,” Matt McDermoot, president of Heritage, said in a prepared statement. “We are truly excited for this game-changing and strategic acquisition to our growing network and look forward to seeing what our combined teams will accomplish together.”
Placenta, Calif.-based ISS was founded in 1980 by Gabriel and Dolores Moriel. The company operates a network of 25 branches across California, servicing professional irrigation and landscape contractors, municipalities, golf course superintendents, and other green industry professionals. The Moriel family and the company’s sales and operations team will stay with ISS post-acquisition to run the business, ensuring continuity and consistency for customers, suppliers, and employees.
“Our family has spent decades building a business predicated on providing top-quality products and unparalleled customer service throughout California. After over 40 years in business, we were very fortunate to find a partner in Heritage that would be a trusting steward of our company’s legacy and treat our people like family,” Darlene Hunn, CEO of ISS, said. “It is with great excitement that we kick off this next phase of growth for ISS, providing our amazing team with resources they need to take the company to new heights. Together, we will support an enduring commitment to our customer and supplier partners, while continuing to empower the hard-working employees that make it all possible.”
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 190 locations in 27 states.