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About Green Velvet

Green Velvet is a wholesaler of fertilizer, seed, sod, and other turf and ornamental products.On February 7th, 2022, Green Velvet was acquired by Heritage Landscape Supply Group. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Green Velvet Headquarter Location

2615 Stewart Road

Bellbrook, Ohio, 45305,

United States


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Latest Green Velvet News

Schill names Bob Stopar to CFO role

Feb 9, 2022

Schill names Bob Stopar to CFO role Schill also recently hired Patrick Quinlan as corporate development manager. Schill Grounds Management  has hired executive Bob Stopar as chief financial officer. Stopar will oversee financial controls, reporting, capital structures, cash management, financial performance and progress on key merger integration targets as Schill acquires other landscaping companies in the Upper Midwest and beyond. Stopar brings several decades of executive leadership and financial experience to Schill. He was most recently the CFO of Rohrer Corporation, a packaging solutions manufacturer that transitioned from a family-owned business into a professionally run organization while going through two acquisitions by private equity firms. In that role, Stopar helped lead Rohrer through four strategic acquisitions as revenue more than doubled and the company expanded to eight locations, two of them international. In addition to his CFO role, Stopar also led financial, human resources and legal due diligence, populated the data room, created and delivered management presentations and coordinated change in control. He also led corporate development during and after integration to harvest savings, meet synergies goals and achieve financial targets. “Bob has extremely valuable experience with merger integrations, complex multi-location operations, and sophisticated corporate processes and controls that will help Schill achieve a new level of maturity as our business grows,” said Jerry Schill, founder and CEO of Schill Grounds Management. Earlier in his career, Stopar was a Division Controller at PTC Alliance Corporation and he held increasingly senior roles at FLEX (formerly Solectron Corporation), The Kennedy Group Inc., Trinitech International Inc., BDO (formerly SS&G Financial Services) and Applied Industrial Technologies. He served in the United States Army and in the Army Reserves before switching to a career in business. Stopar holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Cleveland State University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. “When I met Jerry, I was immediately drawn to the warm and inviting culture at Schill and I’m excited to join a team with an ambitious vision for growth through consolidation,” Stopar said. “Schill has already adopted best-in-class platforms for enterprise resource planning, HR/payroll, sales and customer relationship management, and other core functions, which create a powerful backbone for a fast-growing company to realize more efficiencies and automations as we expand.” Schill also recently hired Patrick Quinlan as corporate development manager to manage the acquisition targets pipeline, prepare business case analyses, track deal progress and merger integration milestones, document and manage closing action items, drive accountability on deadlines, and help keep management teams focused on running smooth operations during the integration. Quinlan was formerly an Investment Banking Associate at VRA Partners, where he worked on more than a dozen sell-side mergers and acquisitions and managed all aspects of transactions. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in business administration and politics at Washington and Lee University. Terex is announcing its Series B investment in Viatec, Inc., a South Carolina-based manufacturer of plug-and-play electronic power take-off (“PTO”) systems that support electrification of utility fleets. Terex is the lead investor in Series B. Other participants include Duke Energy, who has been an early adopter of Viatec solutions and, like Terex, views the further development of Viatec technology as important to reducing the carbon footprint of utility fleets. “One of the biggest challenges for electric utilities in the coming years is electrification of their heavy-duty fleets, including both bucket trucks and digger derricks,” said Joe Caywood, director of marketing for Terex Utilities. “This investment will accelerate availability of Viatec’s solutions while positioning Terex as a strategic partner in fleet electrification.” Terex Utilities has actively worked with Viatec since 2019, focusing on simple and reliable plug-in electric PTO solutions that help minimize engine idling, reducing carbon emissions and enabling quieter equipment operation. Terex and Viatec launched the latest SmartPTO product family at The Utility Expo in September 2021, and Terex now offers SmartPTO on a variety of its Hi-Ranger telescopic, overcenter, and non-overcenter aerial devices as well as Commander and General digger derricks. SmartPTO eliminates noise and carbon emissions while also lowering operating costs and extending the life of utility equipment by reducing engine operating hours. Duke Energy was an early customer of Viatec’s and continues to support development of the business by making this investment alongside Terex. “Duke Energy is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and Viatec’s products can play an important part in helping achieve that goal,” said Casey Reedy, corporate development director at Duke Energy. Viatec is also well supported by other partners, including Zero Motorcycles. Viatec and Zero announced a 10-year strategic supply agreement in March of 2021, whereby Zero will supply electric powertrains for Viatec’s line of SmartPTO electrohydraulic systems. Zero and Viatec will continue to collaborate around the further development of Viatec’s solutions in the years ahead. In conjunction with this investment, Randy Williamson, Terex VP of Corporate Development & Chief Strategy Officer, will join Viatec’s Board of Directors. He has supported the development and growth of industrial businesses over his entire 32-year career. HALSEY, Ore. — DLF is excited to announce plans for significant investment in its seed enhancement capabilities including a new, state of the art facility and equipment, and begins with the hiring of two of the industry’s best to lead and support the development. Brian Jaasko and Robert Keeter have joined DLF to head the company’s seed enhancement and coating strategy. Jaasko is an expert worldwide in seed enhancement technology and its strategic applications, while Keeter has excelled alongside Jaasko in operations for much of his career. Their experience will help ensure a successful build and startup of DLF’s first seed enhancement facility to be located near Corvallis, Ore. “We make this leap forward with great confidence knowing we have Brian and Robert’s experience and leadership,” said Claus Ikjaer, CEO for DLF Pickseed USA. “This allows us to bring an integrated experience to customers and positions us to lead the delivery of seed enhancement technology to the market.” This advancement will allow DLF to not only serve customers more efficiently, but also deliver added value. The team will focus on driving value by leveraging DLF’s research and development teams to validate technologies and partnering with customers to support training and education on seed enhancements. “We are thrilled to have both Brian and Robert on board to develop DLF into an industry leader for seed enhancements. This is an area that is developing rapidly and adds significant value to our customers and products,” Ikjaer said. CLEVELAND, Ohio — Lawn & Landscape, the leading business media serving the landscape and lawn care industry, is excited to announce the return of the Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference . The 2 ½ day event will take place Aug. 10-12, 2022, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. Now in its third year, the Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference will bring together top-level decision makers in the green industry to learn from technology experts as well as fellow landscape professionals who have successfully integrated software and technology into their companies. Education sessions are being crafted with the assistance of the 2022 Conference Advisory Board, which includes representatives from some of the most successful and innovative companies in the space, including Allied Landscape, Blades of Green, The Greenery and Evolve Landscapes. Continuing in 2022, a Virtual Only option pass will be available. “Technology is changing the way businesses operate in the landscape market,” said Lawn & Landscape Editor Brian Horn. “The solutions on the horizon address many of the industry’s largest concerns such as the labor shortage. Our education program is completely focused on how landscape professionals are using technology and software to operate more efficient and profitable businesses.” Attendees will also have access to a 22,000 square-foot exhibit hall featuring the latest technology and software companies serving the professional landscape and lawn care markets. Throughout the conference, attendees will also find ample time for organized networking. “The majority of our attendees are C-suite and Upper Management decision-makers with major buying power, so being able to provide them direct access to the top technology and software companies has always been the goal of this conference,” Lawn & Landscape Publisher Dave Szy said. “We are proud to continue to provide this exclusive venue for them to connect.” Booth space and sponsorship opportunities for the event are now available on a first come, first-serve basis. Contact the following sales reps to secure your space early: Andrew Hatfield at 216.383.0291; email:       Attendee Registration will open mid-February, and details will be available on the conference website . More information including speakers, sessions and other conference events will also be announced in the coming weeks. Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc., has acquired Green Velvet, a wholesaler of fertilizer, seed, sod, and other turf & ornamental products. Headquartered in Bellbrook, Ohio, Green Velvet was founded in 1959 by Ray & Mary Tischer and is run today by their son, Randy Tischer, and his wife, Beth. The company employs a team of over 40 professionals and operates out of four locations throughout Southwest and Central Ohio. Randy will continue to lead the company’s dedicated employee base going forward alongside General Manager, Nick Janovich, ensuring continuity and consistency for customer and supplier partners. “We are honored to welcome the Tischer family and the entire Green Velvet team to the Heritage family of companies,” said Matt McDermott, president of Heritage. “Green Velvet is a perfect complement to our existing Wolf Creek branches in Ohio and greatly increases our presence in the agronomics / turf & ornamental product categories. The Tischer family has built an outstanding family business that embodies loyal customer service with operational integrity, and we are delighted to have them on our team.”  “For the last 63 years Green Velvet has earned a reputation for providing exceptional service, trusted advice, and dependable products to landscape professionals, sports turf managers and golf course superintendents throughout the Midwest,” added Randy Tischer. “As we look towards the future, our newfound partnership with Heritage will allow us to continue doing what made us successful while providing growth opportunities for both our company and our employees. We are thrilled to have found a partner in Heritage that shares our commitment to customer service and will protect the legacy our dedicated team has created over the years.”

  • When was Green Velvet founded?

    Green Velvet was founded in 1959.

  • Where is Green Velvet's headquarters?

    Green Velvet's headquarters is located at 2615 Stewart Road, Bellbrook.

  • What is Green Velvet's latest funding round?

    Green Velvet's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Green Velvet?

    Investors of Green Velvet include Heritage Landscape Supply Group.

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