Gothic Landscape, one of the largest privately held landscape companies in North America, acquired Orange County-based Terra Pacific Landscape last month.
Gothic, based in Valencia, has been family owned since its founding in 1984. It has regional offices in Arizona and Nevada, and builds and maintains landscapes for commercial and residential clients. It has 1,500 employees.
“Our two companies are a perfect fit,” said Jon Georgio, CEO of Gothic, in a statement. “We share the cultures of family-owned businesses, we are both focused on the needs of our employees and we both are committed to providing exceptional client service.”
Terra Pacific was founded in 1988 by Richard Wingard and has branch offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.
“This acquisition is a significant benefit to Terra’s clients and employees,” said Wingard, who will continue in a senior management role, and will work with Ron Georgio, Gothic’s president and chief executive of its maintenance division. The combination of the two companies “expands the services and resources available to current Terra customers and provides professional growth and advancement opportunities for our employees,” he said. “We couldn’t have found a better partner.”
The acquisition expands Gothic’s client base into Orange and San Diego counties. Terra Pacific has 100 employees in four offices: Santa Ana, San Diego, Anaheim and Gardena.