Senske Services expands footprint with acquisition of Turf Doctor


In a significant move that underscores its commitment to national expansion, Senske Services, a leader in lawn care, pest control, and home services, has announced the acquisition of Turf Doctor, based in Augusta, Maine. This acquisition marks a pivotal step in Senske Services’ strategy to enhance its service offerings and reach across the United States. Turf Doctor, established in 1997 by Michael Russo, has earned a commendable reputation for its professional lawn care and pest control services, making it a trusted name in the Augusta community.

Michael Russo, founder of Turf Doctor, shared his optimism regarding the acquisition, stating, “I am confident that Senske is the ideal partner to carry on the legacy of Turf Doctor. Their commitment to customer service and environmental responsibility aligns perfectly with the values that have defined our company.” This sentiment reflects the seamless alignment of values and operational philosophies between the two companies, promising a bright future for the Turf Doctor brand under the new ownership.

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Casey Taylor, CEO of Senske Services, echoed Russo’s enthusiasm, expressing eagerness to integrate Turf Doctor into the Senske family. “We are thrilled to welcome Turf Doctor into the Senske Family of Companies. Michael Russo and his team have built an outstanding organization, and we look forward to continuing their tradition of excellence in lawn care and pest control services.”

Following the acquisition, Turf Doctor will operate under Senske Services’ Blades of Green division, with Brad Leahy, COO of Blades of Green, overseeing the operations. This integration aims to maintain the high standards of service Turf Doctor’s customers have come to expect while leveraging Senske Services’ resources to foster growth and expansion. Brad Leahy expressed excitement about the merger, stating, “We are proud of the team we have built at Blades of Green, and we are excited to welcome our new colleagues to the company. We look forward to continuing to grow and add more states in the northeast.”

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Senske Services, bolstered by investments from private equity firm GTCR, has added 10 brands to its portfolio, extending its reach to fourteen states across the U.S. and Canada. The company’s aggressive international expansion strategy is focused on partnering with distinguished home services companies to further its mission of providing exceptional lawn care, pest control, and home services on a global scale.

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The acquisition of Turf Doctor by Senske Services represents a strategic expansion that not only strengthens Senske’s position in the lawn care and pest control industry but also signifies its commitment to growth and excellence. By integrating Turf Doctor into its portfolio, Senske Services leverages a well-established local brand with a strong reputation, setting the stage for further expansion in the northeast. This move is indicative of Senske’s strategic approach to growth, focusing on partnerships and acquisitions that align with its core values and operational strengths.

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