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Fort Myers landscaping firm expands out of Florida for first time

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 12:30 p.m. November 14, 2023
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Fort Myers-based Juniper Landscaping has acquired Shooter and Lindsey Inc., a landscaping maintenance and installation provider serving the greater Houston market.

Financial terms of the deal, which marks Juniper’s first acquisition outside Florida, weren’t disclosed. Shooter and Lindsey President Brian Schmitt, according to a statement, will remain a co-owner and continue to lead the branch, with support from Juniper’s corporate team in Florida. Juniper, with $170 million in revenue in 2022, was ranked among the 20 largest landscaping companies in the United States by Landscape Management magazine on the 2023 LM150 list

“Partnering with Shooter provides Juniper with an excellent opportunity to build a platform for further expansion across Texas,” Juniper CEO Brandon Duke says in the release. “Brian has built an outstanding business and we are looking forward to welcoming his talented team to the Juniper family.”

Founded in 1979, Shooter and Lindsey has been serving the Greater Houston metropolitan area since 1990, the release states. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Juniper team to continue scaling our business in Houston and other Texas markets,” Schmitt says in the release. “This partnership will allow us to take on additional maintenance accounts and larger landscape installation projects while continuing to provide the highest service quality to our existing clients.”

With the acquisition, Juniper now has 26 branch locations. The company provides a full suite of installation and maintenance services to homeowners’ associations, commercial, government, and a variety of other clients. Its locations include Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Venice and Vero Beach.

Juniper, along with its financial partner Bregal Partners, is actively seeking acquisition targets in Florida and all sunbelt states.



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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