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WSC & Company Announces Acquisition of YardWorks and the Formation of Yard Alliance


CHARLESTON, SC–()–WSC & Company, LLC (“WSC”), today announced its investment in YardWorks and the formation of the Yard Alliance. YardWorks, headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, is a residential landscape design, maintenance, and installation company that specializes in servicing high-end homeowners. The company’s current managers will continue to lead YardWorks and the company will function as part of the newly formed Yard Alliance, led by former WSC director Walker Hobson. The Yard Alliance will serve as a platform to drive continued investment in the residential beautification industry.

YardWorks is a leading provider of residential lawn care and design services to more than 800 clients in the East Cooper area of ​​the greater Charleston, SC MSA. Services offered include lawn maintenance, irrigation and lighting services, lawn fertilization, landscape construction, and seasonal improvements. The company has grown into a valued member of the greater Charleston community, serving hundreds of homeowners and employing dozens of workers since inception in 2008.

Regarding the transaction, Walker Hobson said, “I am incredibly fortunate to work alongside the phenomenal leadership team that Laurie has developed at YardWorks and to begin building a network of top residential landscape service providers. I look forward to the growth we will be able to achieve by leveraging the people-centered leadership strategy I learned while serving as a skydiver, by sharing the skills and experience I gained as an investor and advisor, and by listening to entrepreneurs and leaders at the companies with whom we will collaborate”.

YardWorks has seen significant growth in recent years, increasing the breadth of our services and the reach of our team,” said Laurie Ulmer, who founded YardWorks on Sullivan’s Isle in 2008. “Walker and the team at WSC & Company were the right partners for the next chapter of YardWorks because I believe in their plan to maintain the people-focused, family-focused culture we’ve built over the past 14 years by working alongside and elevating the existing team that has been instrumental in making YardWorks l successful landscaping company it is today.

Badge Stone, co-founder and managing partner of WSC, added: “We have always believed that people make the business. With YardWorks’ management team and reputation, Walker’s leadership in the Yard Alliance, and the full support of WSC, we are confident this partnership will secure YardWorks’ legacy and serve as a blueprint for future partnerships in the residential lawn care industry. ”.

Stump & Company served as the financial advisor to YardWorks. Holland & Knight served as legal counsel to WSC & Company.

About YardWorks

YardWorks is a full-service landscape design, construction, irrigation, lawn maintenance, and lighting services company serving the Charleston, South Carolina area. Since its founding in 2008, YardWorks has grown to serve over 800 customers with 75 full-time employees in 5 departments. For more information please visit

About the Yard Alliance

Yard Alliance is a collection of the best residential landscaping businesses in the Southeast. We specialize in helping our business leaders build market-leading residential landscape design, installation and maintenance businesses. Our goal is to empower exceptional people and brands through the implementation of processes and technologies. For more information please visit

About WSC & Company

Founded in 2012, WSC & Company is a privately held, Charlotte-based investment firm focused on partnering with entrepreneur-owned midsize companies. WSC takes a growth and talent-driven approach to investing in the middle market, supporting outstanding managers at companies across the United States and internationally. For more information please visit


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