Novi, Mich. — Residex and Turfgrass have officially combined both companies into one business effective Nov. 30. The new company will retain both former brands, Residex-Turfgrass, into the foreseeable future, the firm says. The new headquarters for the combined businesses will be in Novi, Mich. Both companies will continue to run as separate businesses until Dec. 31, 2010, and in the New Year, will begin to integrate the businesses into a single seamless operation.
In the combined business, Chris Donaghy will serve as the company’s CEO and Todd Griebe as the company’s president. Jim Hespe will be vice president of operations and Janice Cronin will be vice president of finance. There will also be additional new organizational changes and promotions announced over the next few months, the firm says.
“I am excited about the expansion possibilities and the opportunities that the Residex-Turfgrass joint venture will bring to our customers, our employees and the industry,” said Chris Donaghy. “Residex and Turfgrass were both successful standalone businesses, and now Todd and I get to work together to develop our forward strategies to innovate the future of distribution.”
The combined entity of Residex-Turfgrass, two American and independently owned businesses, offer over 100 years of excellent customer service, expertise and knowledge, industry support and proven business solutions advice, the firm says. Residex was established in 1946 and serves the structural pest industry, while Turfgrass was founded in 1970 to service the golf and turf industry.
“There are great benefits in combining these two highly complementary organizations and product lines. The synergies realized by this merger will allow us to offer even greater knowledge and value to our customers in a much expanded territory,” said Griebe.
Residex’s former headquarters, in Roselle, N.J., will transition to a regional operations center and a customer service call center. Additionally, the warehouse will remain in place and continue to serve as a walk-in and delivery location for customers. Residex-Turfgrass will now have 23 walk-in and delivery locations servicing the East Coast and Mid-West regions of the country.
“Unlike other attempts to combine turf and pest distribution, this venture blends two complete sets of respective knowledge and expertise in both disciplines. We won’t just dabble in one side of the offerings or the other; we will bring real experience and knowledge to turf (green) and pest operators,” Donaghy said.