Patten Seed Firm on Sep. 18, 2020, obtained strategic funding assist from Heartwood Companions, a personal fairness agency, based mostly in Norwalk, CT.
Patten Seed’s multi-generation household and senior administration house owners retained a significant funding within the Firm and stay up for working with Heartwood Companions by the Firm’s subsequent chapter of progress.
“Heartwood Companions is completely different from different personal fairness teams we thought-about: completely different in strategy, with lower-debt and longer funding time period and completely different in perspective, bringing further sources and assist. We really feel that our partnership will permit us to supercharge the upward trajectory our enterprise was already on,” mentioned Ben Copeland, Jr., CEO and second-generation proprietor.
Headquartered in Fort Valley, Ga., with farms, retail shops and an eCommerce platform serving Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, Patten Seed, approaching the market underneath the “Tremendous- Sod” model title, produces, markets and provides a wide range of main turfgrass merchandise to panorama firms and contractors in addition to on to owners, municipal and institutional clients. Its product providing consists of licensed sod and seed, in addition to different garden merchandise and equipment similar to soil, fertilizer, automated mowers and extra.
“Patten Seed distinguishes itself as an industry-leading producer of high-quality turfgrass merchandise, offering clients a singular mixture of operational experience and a classy business providing by its shops and eCommerce platform,” mentioned Andrea Vandersall, vp at Heartwood Companions. “We’re excited to construct upon Patten Seed’s lengthy historical past of market management because it continues to broaden its providing to clients all through the Southeastern U.S.”
“The proficient group at Patten Seed has created a transformative retail showroom and on-line retailer expertise which information shoppers by the method of choosing the proper sod for his or her residence’s distinctive situations. Their in-store pick-up and versatile residence supply companies are high notch within the sod market,” mentioned James Sidwa, managing director at Heartwood Companions. “We stay up for supporting administration’s use of superior farming applied sciences to drive steady enchancment in crop yields whereas making certain the very best high quality merchandise for Patten’s clients.”
With Heartwood Companions’ funding in Patten Seed, the corporate will proceed its strategic concentrate on delivering high quality agricultural and landscaping merchandise, whereas enhancing its enterprise expertise, product improvement and retail enlargement into new markets in surrounding states. The corporate is searching for different farms, areas and applied sciences to broaden its footprint and providing to its clients.
Patten Seed Firm is a family- and employee-run enterprise that employs consultants in turf and horticulture. Focusing its sod, grass seed, and compost enterprise within the Southeast, it sells sod underneath the Tremendous-Sod® model. Sod is bought by the person roll, full pallet or truckload and is out there for supply or pick-up recent from its farms to landscapers and on to owners.
For extra details about the corporate, go to www.supersod.com.