Ceibass, acting as advisor to the seller, is proud to announce the acquisition of Colorado Treescapes of Denver, Colorado by Bartlett Tree Experts of Stamford, Connecticut during January 2019.

 “This was one of those perfect matches, a perfect fit, because both companies take a very scientific approach to tree care and value high-level customer service,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Both teams, on both sides of the transaction, were top-notch, up-front, professionals. Everyone had their ducks in a row. It was the most pleasant transaction that I have ever been involved in.”

“Tom brought us the buyer immediately and we were in synch right away. Our passion for tree care matched Bartlett’s. The culture fit was there – no major issues, ” said Griff Gehring, Certified Arborist and the president and founder of Colorado Treescapes. “From our side Tom handled the transaction expertly…no surprises, expectations and deadlines were met. From start to finish we closed on the deal in about 4 months. Very professional.”

With the acquisition of Colorado Treescapes, Bartlett Tree Experts has expanded its footprint to 140 locations worldwide and will look further to expand the five-state Rocky Mountain region.

“Growth through acquisition has been a strong path forward for us,” commented Jim Ingram, President and COO of Bartlett Tree Experts. “This method has been successful because we work hard to ensure the companies we acquire, like Colorado Treescapes, are a good fit in terms of scientific approach to tree care, safety culture and customer service.”

The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company was founded in 1907 by Francis Bartlett and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. The company offers species-specific tree care services including pruning, pest and disease management, fertilization and soil care, cabling and bracing, tree lighting protection systems and tree/stump removal as well as tree inventory and management plans.