Starting on Friday, a new landscaping company takes over the maintenance of SOA common areas. Somersett is the first Reno client for BrightView, the largest integrated landscape services company in the country. BrightView impressed SOA management and the Board with the breadth of resources it offers at a price that, after incentives, was in line with the other bidders.

The SOA Board and management would like to thank Reno Green, which held the SOA common area contract for three years.  Reno Green still holds the contract for maintenance of the Canyon Nine Golf Course, so you will still see its bright yellow trucks around the community.

The fact is, Somersett is aging and its landscape now needs more than just maintenance. The Board and Management were looking for a partner with the resources to help the association get ahead of issues and plan for the future. BrightView fit the bill. As a company with national scope, it has a wealth of support staff, including specialty turf experts, horticulturalists, arborists and water management experts. Large-tree pruning can be done by BrightView’s certified arborists as opposed to being contracted out. Irrigation system redesign and updates can be done by an in-house team of experts. In fact, one of the first orders of business will be an evaluation of the SOA’s irrigation system looking for ways to water more efficiently.

BrightView’s digital work order system will allow Management to track the progress of projects. To ensure that issues are addressed in a timely manner, BrightView plans to provide a Quality Site Assessment each month. 

And starting next winter, BrightView will provide snow removal on private streets with its snowplow trucks, as opposed to the earth-moving equipment the current sub-contractor uses. Snowplow trucks are more efficient and are less damaging to asphalt and curbs.

BrightView Branch Manager Trey DuPont will head up operations in Somersett.  Trey has been with BrightView for 14 years and has 25 years of experience in the landscape industry. BrightView also plans to bring in a start-up team from other states including two directors of operations to look at priorities and train staff to ensure a smooth transition.

The Board is counting on BrightView to help the association become more pro-active when it comes to landscape maintenance and to offer expert advice on planning for the future. So, keep an eye out for BrightView crews working in SOA common areas in the coming weeks, and be sure to give them a friendly wave and welcome them to Somersett.