Strategic Acquisition Expands Westco’s Service Geography and Client Base

Houston, TX (June 30, 2021) – Westco Grounds Maintenance (“Westco”), a portfolio company of Evolution Strategy Partners (“Evolution”) and Gemini Investors (“Gemini”), announced the recent acquisition of Gardenmania Landscaping (“Gardenmania”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Gardenamnia, founded in 2013, is a landscape, maintenance and installation business in Magnolia TX, covering The Woodlands, Creekside, Magnolia, Tomball, Montgomery and Conroe, serving well-run residential services, such as landscape, maintenance, installation, fertilization, mulching & lighting.

“Gardenmania is a wonderful addition to the Westco family” stated Manny González, Westco’s CEO. “We are pleased to have a stronger presence in north-central Houston and the quality team at Gardenmania is a welcome addition. Almost one-third of all their customers have been loyal since their foundation and customer growth since has been impressive. You can only accomplish that with service excellence which we will continue.”

Noted Stenning Schueppert, Managing Partner of Evolution, “This is only the first step with the exciting path we have planned for Westco’s acquisition growth initiatives. We will always look to add quality organizations that share our passion for high standards, customer service and stellar performance.”

About Westco Grounds Maintenance

Founded in 1987, Westco ( has grown into one of Houston’s largest, strongest commercial landscape service providers. Westco has more than 250 professionals installing landscaping and irrigation systems and providing maintenance and emergency services on spec, on budget and on time for busy shopping centers, business parks, subdivisions and the Department of Transportation.

About Evolution Strategy Partners

Evolution Strategy Partners ( is a differentiated private equity firm with a unique approach to conducting business: We consider our portfolio companies as true partners, not purely investments. Evolution values and respects the people with whom we work believes its value-added involvement is only beginning at the time a transaction closes. We stay engaged and empower company leaders to accelerate the true potential of their businesses. Evolution’s primary focus is on entrepreneur-owned businesses but we remain flexible to explore other opportunities where our knowledge and interests are aligned. We target industrial and commercial service businesses with under $75 million in revenue and select only a handful of new platform opportunities to pursue each year.

For additional information
Stenning Schueppert, Managing Partner
Evolution Strategy Partners

Manny González, CEO
Westco Grounds Maintenance

*Updated to reflect proper branding from, originally, Altos Partners.

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