The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass, acting as advisors to the seller, announce the sale of West Bay Landscape, Sarasota, Florida to BrightView.

“BrightView is the country’s largest commercial landscape services company. They take great pride in delivering excellent results for clients across the country, throughout the lifecycle of their landscapes,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “And West Bay Landscape is a strong company of professionals offering solutions consistent in both quality and reliability with BrightView’s – a perfect fit.”

West Bay Landscape was founded on the key principles of honesty, taking responsibility, and delivering consistent services by college friends Ron Sikkema and Ron Leunk.

“Tom Fochtman and the Ceibass team have been instrumental in the preparation, process and sale of our business,” Ron Sikkema, West Bay Landscape, president. “He brought professionalism, great due diligence and a strong fair hand to the negotiation process.”

“And Ceibass’ deep knowledge of the lawn and landscape industry was instrumental in helping us find a buyer and close the deal,” added Ron Leunk, West Bay Landscape, vice president.

“West Bay is a leader in the important Central Florida market and represents an important addition to our existing landscape maintenance operations there,” said BrightView CEO and President Andrew Masterman. “Over the past four decades West Bay has grown steadily and today are one of the region’s top maintenance and renovation firms.  We are delighted to have them on our team.”

BrightView, through its team of approximately 20,000 employees, provides services ranging from landscape maintenance and enhancements to tree care and landscape development for thousands of customers’ properties, including corporate and commercial properties, HOAs, public parks, hotels and resorts, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, educational institutions, restaurants and retail, and golf courses, among others. BrightView is the Official Field Consultant to Major League Baseball.