The History of BCLS Landscape Services

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 daily under our current executive leadership through individual and TEAM efforts. Three main principles are emphasized daily:


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. We’ve prioritized cultivating an atmosphere where people are continually inspired to grow through purpose, passion, and pride.


In addition to exceptional TEAM members, becoming the best requires having a rock-solid operating system. At BCLS, we have created our ‘Quality Operating System,’ which at its core includes hundreds of written systems and processes 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.”


Lastly, forging win-win partnerships with our vendors and clients is an 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 refining and improving our service delivery model. To achieve these goals, we empower our TEAM members with an entrepreneurial mindset, a willingness to be self-thinkers, and a realization that you need to be different to succeed.

We’re especially excited about the changes within our organization, including a substantial investment in our operating infrastructure, human talent, and growth 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 green initiatives and sustainability regarding how we deliver our services to our customers.

BCLS Landscape Services of Central Virginia

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