Rooted in Relationships

We Are HeartLand

We Are HeartLand

A progressive organization dedicated to building relationships and delivering exceptional service through leading commercial landscape firms across the Central US. We deliver the ordinary in extraordinary ways, by operating our business with a shared vision of excellence—combining best practices and the right tools for the job with ongoing training and support. Our landscape companies are the first choice for employees and for clients in the markets they serve.

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The HeartLand Approach

Local Focus

  • Acquire companies in attractive markets who share a common culture of excellence and success
  • Preserve and enhance established brands and reputations
  • Respect each company’s heritage and operational nuances

Shared Expertise

  • Create value through shared services
  • Active leadership collaboration
  • Operationalize best practices

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Our Services

 

Landscape Design & Enhancements

Creative ideas for enhancing your living landscape

Senior Leadership Team

“We believe in cultivating people who are dedicated to providing honest and exceptional service.”
Edward E. Schatz, Jr.
Edward Schatz, Jr.

Founder/CEO—Leading “Green Industry” entrepreneur and executive with significant experience in private equity-sponsored, landscape consolidation strategies

“I have learned that exceptional companies are built by inspired people, working toward shared goals in an environment of mutual respect and trust. My role at HeartLand is dedicated to helping our people and companies become better versions of themselves, which creates opportunities for everyone involved.”
William Dellecker
William Dellecker

Chief Development Officer—Leads strategic planning, organizational development, organic sales growth and management training in pursuit of HeartLand’s vision

“We deploy integrated information systems to do more than track performance; we support field operations and make our operators better businesspeople. When our operators can make real-time, informed decisions, they can deliver exceptional service to our clients.”
Peter Welch
Peter Welch

Chief Financial Officer—Leads financial planning, reporting and internal control development for the company, including ERP and production systems across all HeartLand operating companies

"An acquisition is much more than a transaction – it is an endless partnership among people that brings two organizations together; to create something much greater than either organization could accomplish on its own."
Rob McDonnell

Chief Acquisition Officer—Leads M&A division; including identifying, sourcing, qualifying, executing, and integrating acquisitions for HeartLand.

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Team Member Spotlight

In 2008, I became the Branch Manager at Signature Landscape where I was responsible for all sales, account management and operations. My goal was to develop a culture with high-energy, integrity, professional development and humor. I am grateful for the leaders of HeartLand who are committed to raising the bar for my team, from opening up new opportunities to providing the resources needed for us to succeed. Thanks to them, my team is learning at a more heightened level than ever before.

Ben Boyd

Ben Boyd

VP of Operations
Signature Landscape

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I wanted an investor who would appreciate our culture of making wise long-term decisions and maintain the best interests of our team members and clients. The HeartLand team members are all seasoned industry veterans who understand the value of putting our people first.

Bill Gordon

Former Owner & Strategic Advisor

Bill Gordon

While preparing to sell the business, we were able to look at several of our own processes that needed to be tweaked. Our new structure has enabled us to grow, make decisions at the branch level, and provide an opportunity for several of our employees (existing and new) to reach new heights in the organization. With HeartLand’s help, we really have become a top-notch organization.

Dan Beekhuizen

Former Owner & Strategic Advisor

Dan Beekhuizen

It's great to have additional support to brainstorm growth, tuck-in acquisitions and other issues that inevitably arise while running a business. HeartLand recognizes our strengths, helps backfill our weaknesses, and places a high value on relationships with our employees and clients.

Jed Taylor

Former Owner & CEO

Jed Taylor

Our most valuable asset has always been our employees. When exploring to sell our business, it was obvious to us that the Heartland team were Professionals in the business but were also genuine in how they care about our company culture. I’m very excited to see the long term benefits this partnership brings to our employees and clients.

Stephen Hillenmeyer

Former Owner & Strategic Advisor

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If you love your employees and customers, but would like to eliminate the back office headaches of running a business, we can help. We’ll work with you to develop a strategic growth plan and find the capital sources to fund it. To learn more about this opportunity, please email us today.

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