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Landscapers Supply Hires New CEO

Azalea Capital is pleased to announce the recent addition of Mr. Paul Ambrose as CEO of Landscapers Supply, a portfolio company of Azalea’s most recent investment fund.   Mr. Ambrose is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, with 20+ years of experience in the landscape supply and nursery industry.  Most recently he served as the President and CEO of Jackson & Perkins, Park Seed, Wayside Gardens and Van Dykes, which are nationally known growers and distributors of roses, plants, and exclusive varieties of garden seeds located in Greenwood, SC.  Prior to leading Jackson & Perkins and Parks, Mr. Ambrose founded, grew, and successfully exited, an online E-commerce retailer of nursery and landscaping products.

Mr. Ambrose conveyed, “I am thrilled to join the Landscapers Supply team.  Since 1991, the company has been serving the commercial and residential landscaping needs of Upstate South Carolina and we look forward to expanding the business into other regions of South Carolina, as well as Western North Carolina, and Northern Georgia.  In addition, we look forward to expanding our already extensive product offerings, while maintaining our commitment to excellence in serving our customers.  We are also looking to expand our team with service-oriented professionals that have a passion for the landscaping and hardware business.”

In addition to expanding the core business, Azalea is actively searching for companies in the landscape segment to add to this platform investment.  For more information or to refer an opportunity, please contact Ed Stein, Director of Business Development at Azalea Capital –


About Landscapers Supply

Landscapers Supply has six Upstate South Carolina locations serving the needs of commercial landscaping professionals, as well as homeowners seeking better quality, service, and selection.  The Company offers commercial grade power equipment and landscaping materials, as well as more traditional hardware products through Ace Hardware Stores co-located at specific Landscapers Supply sites.  The merchandise assortment includes high-end mowing equipment, power tools, seed, fertilizer, mulch, firewood, stone, and various irrigation products. The Ace Hardware stores also provide a broad array of hardware products and services, including yard and hand tools, high-end grills, paint and painting supplies, as well as service, assembly and delivery of all products sold.


About Azalea Capital  

Azalea Capital is a private investment firm headquartered in Greenville, SC.  Azalea partners with entrepreneurs, management teams, and family-owned companies by providing investment capital and operating expertise to enhance the long-term value and growth prospects for each investment. Azalea’s primary focus is to invest in companies located in the Southern and Midwest regions of the U.S., which operate in the Agriculture, Food, Pet, and Industrial markets.

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