22 Sep LegacyScapes diversifies with Landscape Maintenance
IMG Enterprises, a diversified agri-business, announced the launch of their latest venture and a plan to create over 100 jobs with a new full service grounds maintenance company. IMG Enterprises is the parent company of several successful Lake County businesses including Cherry Lake Tree Farm, one of the largest wholesale producers of ornamental trees, palms and shrubs in the Southeast United States and LegacyScapes, one of fastest growing landscape contracting companies in the nation, and a trusted leader in the Central Florida market.
“Adding grounds maintenance to our portfolio of companies is a natural step for us” says Timothee Sallin president of Cherry Lake Tree Farm and LegacyScapes. “We are already growing the plants from greenhouse seedlings to large specimen trees at the farm, and we are installing the plants and irrigation systems in the landscape. Providing ongoing maintenance and sustainable care for these plants once they are established is a natural evolution for our company.”
The timing of this new venture coincides with strong economic growth in the region. “We are very bullish on the local economy and the potential for new business opportunity in the South Lake county region” says Mr. Sallin. “There is a lot of growth happening here locally and we believe we can build this new company around local clients and local employees.”
Over the next five years the company expects to create over 100 jobs including 15 management level positions. These jobs will range from gardeners to team leaders, account managers, operation managers, sales professionals, irrigation and horticulture technicians and mechanics. “Our success will be measured by how well we recruit, train and retain top talent” says Sallin. “This is why we focus on training and developing people, providing career growth opportunities and offering work-life integration to employees.”
To help build this new company, IMG Enterprises has hired Wyatt Cartwright as Director of Grounds Maintenance. Wyatt is a Clermont resident with over 15 years experience in the industry.
In the news:
“Florida-based LegacyScapes adds maintenance” – Landscape Management Magazine
“Business announces new launch” – Lawn & Landscape
“New tree farm venture to create 100 jobs” – Daily Commercial