Acquisitions are an important component of Heritage’s growth strategy and Heritage was formed to celebrate and preserve the legacy of its acquired businesses. To achieve and maintain our goal to be the fastest growing company in the industry, we focus both on organic growth that is fueled through product expansion, sales force expansion, and the opening of new locations, as well as growth through strategic acquisitions.

To achieve this, it is imperative that we develop a continuous pipeline of the highest quality independent landscape supply distributors looking to join the Heritage family of companies. We strive to be the preferred home for Owners in the industry looking for an alternative succession plan, providing the opportunity to partner with a company that prides itself on being a good steward of the employees and customers after the sale.

The information below is intended as a resource to help owners gain insight to the acquisition process and what we look for in an ideal candidate. That being said, all transactions are unique, and the best way to determine whether or not Heritage is a fit for your company is to reach out and request more information below.

Our partnership with Heritage enabled us to maintain the foundation of our success & customer relationships while expanding and growing Automatic to its full potential.

Steve Christie, President - Automatic Supply
  National Independent
Independent, Local Brand Identity & Presence X
Highly Intimate Customer-Centric Approach X
Entrepreneurial & No Corporate Bureaucracy X
National Platform & Purchasing Power X
Scalable, Sophisticated ERP & Infrastructure X
Capital in Place for Continued Growth X
Broad-Based Employee Ownership X X

It's All About The People

Our philosophy on how we would propose to join forces with you centers around your people, your customers, and your supplier partners. People make the difference and we believe there has to be something in it for everyone. Heritage can help carry on your legacy with the same faces, same brand, and same determination to be the very best distributor in your market.

 
Growth Potential

We love innovation and seek to find partner companies and teams of people that love what they do as much as we do.

 
Seamless Transition

Our goal is to ensure a seamless transition for your employees and customers. As a team, we have completed more than 100 acquisitions over the last three decades and are well-positioned to move quickly and limit disruption to your business.

 
Something For Everyone

In addition to an industry-leading benefits offering, all Heritage employees have an opportunity to participate in our employee stock ownership program and become joint owners of the company.

Increased capital and resources has allowed us to expand our product offering, inventory availability, and customer training & education efforts. My customers are able to profitably grow their businesses which increases loyalty to our brand and enhances relationships across the board.

Bryan Blackford, Regional Sales Representative - CPS Distributors

Ideal Candidate:

  • Quality of successor management team
  • Lead or secondary market share
  • Steady market conditions
  • Track record of consistent profitability
  • Quality and efficient utilization of assets
  • Significant future growth opportunities
  • >10% CAGR
  • Clean operational history

Less Attractive Candidate:

  • Owner & Management exits at close
  • Limited market position
  • Erratic market conditions
  • Inconsistent peaks and valleys in recent profits
  • Older capital equipment and below average asset turnover
  • Peaked or slower growth rate market / opportunity
  • Past operational or environmental issues

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