Signature Coast Becomes Top-50 Nationally-Ranked Landscape Contractor with Latest Acquisition

C&R Landscape Joins Signature Coast Family, Adding New Markets & Services


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NAPA, CA. – Signature Coast Holdings, a landscaper with operations in Northern California and Nevada, has acquired C&R Landscape of Rocklin, California. The acquisition grows the combined businesses into one of the nation’s top 50 landscape contractors.

Founded in 2001, C&R Landscape has specialized in comprehensive landscape maintenance services for multi-family properties. Adding this market segment provides Signature Coast an additional path of growth in the region. C&R also offers landscape construction and tree care services which will enable the company to offer an expanded menu of services to clients throughout Northern California. C&R Landscape’s Founder and President, Mark Edwards, a landscape designer from Cal Poly SLO, will remain with the combined companies to lead continued growth.

“I am pleased to have C&R Landscape become part of the vibrant and progressive Signature Coast group,” said Mark Edwards. “I didn’t want my employees or customers to get overlooked by an aggressive buyout. Becoming part of Signature Coast will allow us to continue our vision of providing outstanding customer service while maintaining our family atmosphere and company culture.”

Kelly Solomon, CEO of Signature Coast Holdings, added “We’re excited to welcome the C&R Landscape team into our family of companies. This partnership will allow us to serve an even broader base of customers in our region.”

About Signature Coast Holdings

Signature Coast Holdings was formed by the merger of Signature Landscapes and Coast Landscape Management. CVF Capital Partners of Davis, CA joined as a minority partner to grow the operations by acquiring other leading landscape contracting companies. SCH is a nationally-ranked contracting group providing landscape design, construction and maintenance services. Brad Triebsch of CVF said: “We are excited to support premier landscape services that beautify the communities of Northern California and Northern Nevada”.

Based in Reno, NV, Signature Landscapes is an award-winning landscape contractor providing commercial and residential landscape installations, renovations and enhancements in addition to tree care, irrigation, holiday lighting, and landscape maintenance. Signature Landscapes was founded by Lebo Newman, a longtime industry veteran who has participated in the growth of several large landscape contracting firms in the Western United States.

Based in Napa, CA, Coast Landscape Management offers contracted full-service landscape management to large sites including resorts, business parks, wineries, multi-family properties, and public agencies for parks, schools and recreational facilities.Coast has regional offices in Concord, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Sacramento, and Roseville. Coast was established in 2005 by Robert and Kelly Solomon and Lebo and Merrill Newman.Coast has received many industry awards and was named a “Best Place to Work” in the North Bay for nine years.

About CVF Capital Partners

CVF Capital Partners was established in 2005 to finance later-stage growth, recaps, and buyout opportunities across the lower middle market. CVF invests both mezzanine debt and preferred equity and has raised $375 million in committed capital across its three funds. The fund has offices throughout California – Davis, Fresno and San Diego – and in the Pacific Northwest in Portland. This geography allows the firm to attend to small businesses seeking capital throughout California and the broader Western United States.