The recently launched Sperber Landscape Companies (SLC) has acquired Kujawa Enterprises, Inc. (KEI), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis. It’s Sperber’s first acquisition after officially launching in early April.
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As part of the acquisition, Chris Kujawa will become president of KEI, replacing Sally Kujawa, who retired. Joe Kujawa will stay on as a strategic advisor.
“Our first acquisition is one that came with careful consideration as it sets the tone for the company culture we set out to create with Sperber Landscape Companies. KEI is a natural fit, as it has been a family owned and operated business since its founding in 1926,” said Richard Sperber, CEO of SLC.
“KEI has a reputation as a market leader and as a company with strong values and emphasis on taking care of its clients and employees. We are excited to be a part of the continued growth and innovation of such a special company.”
Adding 130 employees to the Sperber Landscape family, the recent addition of KEI expands SLC’s commercial landscape service offerings into the Midwest. Sperber said he plans for a seamless transition, as leadership and branding remain unchanged under the guidance of the Kujawa family.
Joe Kujawa said Sperber and his team’s understanding of a service culture was a major factor in the sale.
“Richard’s DNA – if you will – goes back to Valley Crest and the Sperber family legacy of commitment to employees, vendors and clients,” he said. “It was pretty clear that they understand that this is a relationship-driven business.”
Kujawa, a 2016 Snow Magazine Leadership Award recipient, added that the existing brand and employees at KEI will continue to serve the Milwaukee market.
“On a day-to-day basis, it will be business as usual,” he said. “As part of the Sperber Co, KEI will be able to widen its footprint across the market. This is a great opportunity for our employees to grow and prosper as well. We really couldn’t be more excited for them.”