Editor's Notebook: BrightView acquires Cutting Edge Property Maintenance

Editor's Notebook: BrightView acquires Cutting Edge Property Maintenance

Move expands BrightView's footprint in the industry's Upper Midwest market.

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January 13, 2021

Industry goliath BrightView Holdings has acquired Cutting Edge Property Maintenance based in Plymouth, Minn., increasing its presence in the Upper Midwest landscape and snow management markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Both companies are ASCA members. In addition, BrigthView ranked No. 1 and Cutting Edge ranked No. 8 on Snow Magazine 2020 Top 100 List. The rankings were based on snow and ice management revenue earned during Winter 2019-20.

“Cutting Edge has earned a reputation for providing superior service, which creates lasting client satisfaction,” said Blue Bell, Pa.-based BrightView President and CEO Andrew Masterman. “They have the expertise and capabilities to provide a full suite of winter services, landscape maintenance and enhancements, tree care, and irrigation services. This deal brings a service leader in a desirable Upper Midwest market into the BrightView family along with more than 110 skilled team members.”

Founded in 2005, Cutting Edge Property Maintenance is one of the Twin Cities’ commercial outdoor maintenance services providers with a reputation for attention to detail, client service, employee safety and superior workmanship.

“We could genuinely tell BrightView’s executive team cares about their people, which was an important factor in our decision-making process,” said Ryan Comer, Cutting Edge Founder and CEO. “We are confident that joining BrightView will provide opportunities for both our employees and our customers. BrightView is a first-class organization that the Minneapolis market is fortunate to have.”