The History of BCLS Landscape Services

BCLS Landscape Services of Central Virginia

Serving The Greater Central Virginia Areas

With offices conveniently located in Richmond VA and Fredericksburg VA

Our Story

It all started…

In 1977 when our CVO, Steven Cohen, a young, energetic entrepreneur went to work for his horticulturist neighbor, Emanuel Shemin. Steven’s passion for the industry grew, and so did his knowledge for creating all types of landscape environments. His career in the landscape and snow industry spans over forty years as a business owner, executive, industry consultant, speaker, and frequent columnist for industry trade publications. Steven’s passion for the landscape and snow industry is unwavering, and building lasting relationships is of the utmost importance to him and his TEAM.

Here we are today…

Steven and his family have lived in Richmond for over five years. Their love for the area led them to become a part of Richmond’s business community. In 2016, PrimeSites Landscape Group Holdings, LLC acquired BCLS, Inc. and rebranded the company to BCLS Landscape Services. Today, the company has experienced the re-birth of its brand, vision, mission, and values. While BCLS was originally founded on similar values, they are exemplified on a daily basis under our current executive leadership through individual and TEAM efforts. Three main principles are emphasized daily:

PEOPLE:

We know that people are our number one asset, as even more important than employing the right people, is making sure they are in the right position. We understand this mindset to be the first major component of building the best landscaping company, and we’ve made it our priority to cultivate an atmosphere where people are continually inspired to grow through purpose, passion, and pride.

SYSTEMS & PROCCESS: 

In additional to exceptional TEAM members, becoming the best requires having a rock-solid operating system. At BCLS, we have created what we call our ‘Quality Operating System’, which at its core includes hundreds of written systems and process that govern our service delivery model. We use our QOS to learn from our mistakes and focus on our customer-centric service delivery model, which operates on the mantra of “Quality Work is a daily expectation,
not an exception.”

BUILDING WIN-WIN PARTNERSHIPS:

Lastly, forging win-win partnerships with our vendors and clients is an in integral part of our company culture. Our definition of a ‘win-win partnership’ is based on the fact that formal contracts don’t make successful relationships, people do. These partnerships require a willingness to create a foundation on which trust, loyalty, and commitment can be built.

Our Company Today…

We are working hard to grow our business by educating, expanding, and creating new business opportunities, and continuing to refine and improve our service delivery model. To achieve these goals, we empower our TEAM members with an entrepreneurial mindset, a willingness to take to be self-thinkers, and a realization that in order to succeed you need to be different.

We’re especially excited about the changes taking place within our organization including a substantial investment in our operating infrastructure, human-talent and growing into new service segments and markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Above all, as we try to be careful stewards of our environment, we are focusing on new opportunities in the areas of green initiatives and sustainability with regards to how we deliver our services to our customers.

OUR VISION…

BCLS Landscape Services will strive to grow our organization through our people, technology, best management practices and by exceeding the expectations of our clients. We will continuously improve our skills as individuals and as a company in order to distinguish us apart from our competition. We will work hard and commit ourselves to building and maintaining distinctive landscaped environments which bring our clients exceptional curb appeal.

OUR MISSION…

At BCLS Landscape Services, We will aspire to be different through Innovation. Committed to building and maintaining landscapes of distinction within our defined markets.We will strive to provide the highest value to all our stakeholders, the communities in which we operate and always with a critical eye towards quality, service and safety.

OUR VALUES…

are simple, yet impactful in the way we will conduct ourselves as individuals & as a TEAM.

INTEGRITY ■ QUALITY ■ INNOVATION ■ TEAMWORK

Our Corporate Values and Tenets – BCLS Landscape

BCLS Landscape Services of Central Virginia

12134 Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005 – Phone (804) 752-0052