JENSEN CONTINUES ITS CLIMB AS ONE OF THE LARGEST LANDSCAPING FIRMS
Leading trade magazine releases its annual list of the industry’s 150 largest firms
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Lawn & Landscape magazine, a leading trade publication serving the professional landscaping industry, ranked Jensen Corporate Holdings, Inc. the 18th largest landscape company on its recently published Top 150 list. Ranked 35th in 2007 and 22nd in 2008, Jensen continues its upward climb among the distinguished Top 150 list.
To compile their 13th annual list, Lawn & Landscape requested that companies submit 2008 revenue and growth figures, number of employees, service/client mix and various other company criteria. Aimed at providing the industry with “the most comprehensive and accurate Top 150 List,” Lawn & Landscape seeks to not only recognize industry leaders in terms of size and scope, but to also spotlight innovative entrepreneurs who provide excellent quality of services.
“It’s an honor to be recognized in the Top 150,” says Jensen’s President and CEO, John Vlay. “Although the weakened economy certainly presents its challenges, Jensen celebrated major milestones this year, including our 40th anniversary and the acquisition of Huppe Landscape Company. Our team has gone the extra mile this year, and it’s an honor to be recognized for a job well done.”
Collective revenue of the Top 150 totaled $7.7 billion in 2008, with the top 100 making up $7.2 billion of this total. With the current recession, it is not surprising that aggregate profits of the largest companies were up by only .87 percent and that the Top 150 companies plan an average 1.54 drop in sales for 2009.
Founded in 1969, Jensen is a leading provider of landscape construction and maintenance services. Based in San Jose, California with nine branch offices, Jensen serves clients in the public and private sectors throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Livermore and Monterey Bay regions. Proud to be the largest employee-owned landscape firm in California, Jensen offers unparalleled customer service and expertise. The company’s flagship projects include the Pacific Shores Center, Walnut Creek Veterans Memorial, The Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences, and the headquarters of Apple, Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Visit www.jensencorp.com for additional information.