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Philadelphia’s Historic Independence Mall Re-Opens: First Phase of Landscaping Renovations Completed by BrightView

BLUE BELL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Park Service and BrightView Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BV) (“BrightView”), the nation’s leading commercial landscaping services company, today announced the re-opening of Philadelphia’s Independence Mall, marking the end of the first phase of the company’s in-kind donation to Independence National Historical Park.

“Independence Mall is one of the nation’s most important historical sites and a destination for both Philadelphia residents and visitors to our city”

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Independence Mall has been closed since work began on the project March 25. BrightView crews made significant improvements to the landscape, including the replacement of nearly 100,000 square feet of damaged sod, as well as irrigation repair, tree care and improvements to gardens along the Mall’s perimeter.

“Independence Mall is one of the nation’s most important historical sites and a destination for both Philadelphia residents and visitors to our city,” said Andrew Masterman, BrightView President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our company is headquartered here and it was our honor – in partnership with the National Park Service and our valued suppliers -- to help bring the landscape back to what its designers intended more than a decade ago.”

INHP Superintendent Cynthia MacLeod said, “We are sincerely grateful to BrightView for this valuable in-kind donation. This landscaping project in front of Independence Hall – a World Heritage Site and the birthplace of our nation, will enhance the visits for our millions of visitors to enjoy all of the Park and make their connections with history. Independence Mall looks beautiful, and we are thrilled it will be showcased during all of our special events and other park festivities."

BrightView acknowledges its suppliers who also made significant contributions to the project:

National Construction Rentals
Sunbelt Rentals
Clearview Nursery
Feeney’s Nursery
Laurel Valley Soils
Delaware Valley Paving
Aquarius Supply
Rain Bird Corporation
Center City Film & Video

With Independence Mall now re-opened to visitors, BrightView will begin work on the second phase of its donation to NPS: Maintaining the Independence Mall landscape for the next year, free of charge. Later this year, team members from BrightView operations throughout the eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware will participate in volunteer days at INHP to ensure the landscape continues to look its best.

Photographs and video of the project, including sound bites from Andrew Masterman and Cynthia MacLeod, can be accessed here.

About Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park is one of over 400 places within the National Park Service and is often referred to as the birthplace of our nation. Millions visit the park each year to see the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of freedom, and Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated, adopted and signed. Here are stories about the events and the lives of the diverse population during the years when Philadelphia was the capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800. It is the site of the nation's executive mansion in which Presidents George Washington and John Adams lived and where nine enslaved people served the first president. Spanning over 55 acres, the park has over 20 buildings open to the public during the summer months.

About BrightView

BrightView is the largest provider of commercial landscaping services in the United States. Through its team of approximately 20,000 employees, BrightView provides services ranging from landscape maintenance and enhancements to tree care and landscape development for thousands of customers’ properties, including corporate and commercial properties, HOAs, public parks, hotels and resorts, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, educational institutions, restaurants and retail, and golf courses, among others. BrightView is the Official Field Consultant to Major League Baseball.



INHP Media Contact
Andrew McDougall
Special Use Coordinator
(215) 597-9205

BrightView Media Contact
Fred Jacobs
Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs
(484) 567-7244


PrimeraTurf adds Aquarius Supply as Distributor

Hawthorne, NJ - January 9, 2019 - PrimeraTurf adds Aquarius Supply as Distributor

Lawn & Landscape Magazine - Edited by Jimmy Miller 1/8/19 

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Cali. – PrimeraTurf recently announced Aquarius Supply as an owner-distributor of Primera, effective December 2018.

Aquarius Supply is a second-generation family business that has served landscape and irrigation professionals from 12 locations throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for almost 50 years. The company is headquartered in Hawthorne, New Jersey, and its president is Rob Beausoleil, who joined the company on a full-time basis in 1990 after earning a bachelor's degree in transportation and distribution management from Syracuse University.

“We are pleased to add Rob Beausoleil and the Aquarius Supply team to the Primera family," said Primera Chief Executive Office Todd Ferguson. "Over the past five decades, since the humble beginnings selling irrigation pipe out of the family garage, they have diversified their product base offering to include professional grade products from hundreds of top manufacturers. Each warehouse branch location is staffed with experts in almost every field. They truly understand the needs of the professional contractor and have built their name serving them. I am confident that they will aid Primera in building on our successful track record of growth. We look forward to this partnership, and supporting their continued growth."
Two-Mile-Long Shared Use Path in Orlando, Florida Paved with Porous Pave Permeable Pavement

A Total of 75,000 Square Feet of Porous Pave XL Installed for Permeable Paving of the Westmoreland Shared Use Path in West-Central Orlando

Grant, Mich. and Orlando — February 15, 2018 — Porous Pave, Inc. announced that 75,000 square feet of Porous Pave XL permeable pavement was installed by Permeable Coating Solutions, Inc. to complete the Westmoreland Shared Use Path in Orlando, Fla. The path extends for two miles along the east side of Westmoreland Drive, the main thoroughfare in Parramore, the historic African-American neighborhood in the west-central area of downtown Orlando. Made in the U.S.A., Porous Pave XL is a highly porous and durable pour-in-place paving material made from 50 percent recycled rubber chips and 50 percent kiln-dried aggregate mixed on site with a liquid binder

The Shared Use Path creates a safe walking and biking route for students to travel to and from The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). Opened in August 2017 by the Orange County Public Schools, ACE is located in Parramore two blocks east of high-traffic Westmoreland Drive. The path also serves the larger downtown city center, including Orlando City Stadium, the Downtown campus of the University of Central Florida and Valencia College, and the Creative Village development.

The project required a permeable paving material because of poor drainage in the area and problems with stormwater runoff.

“Porous Pave was a good choice because of its high degree of porosity and the material’s aesthetic qualities,” said Clint Pletzer, PE, project manager, AVCON, Inc., the engineering and planning firm in charge of the project.

Sustainability is a primary focus of Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Green Works Orlando initiative, which aims to make the city one of the most environmentally-friendly communities in the nation. “Permeable paving supports the program’s goals,” said Lisa Henry, PE, CFM, streets and stormwater division manager for the city. “With its recycled rubber, Porous Pave is green, as well as permeable, and its durability contributes to lower life cycle costs.”

Porous Pave, Inc.

Porous Pave, Inc. (Grant, Mich.) manufactures Porous Pave, a highly porous, durable and flexible surfacing material consisting of recycled rubber, aggregate and a liquid binding agent. An eco-friendly green building product made in the U.S.A., Porous Pave is the proven pour-in-place permeable paving solution that offers superior permeability for stormwater retention, exceptional versatility, and demonstrated durability. Resilient and slip resistant, Porous Pave conforms to any landscape design and is easy to install on grades up to 30 degrees. For more product information and examples of successful applications, visit

2017 Virtualrain "Easy To Do Business With" Winner

We are proud to announce that Aquarius Supply is the winner of the Virtualrain 2017 “Easy To Do Business With” Award.

(Virtualrain helps distributors be successful in all aspects of their businesses through valuable networking, marketing and strategic partnerships with suppliers).

  • As many as 89% of consumers began doing business with a competitor following a poor customer experience. Source: Right Now
  • Up to 60% of consumers will pay more for a better customer experience. Source: Desk
  • Average annual value of each customer relationship lost to a competitor or abandoned – $289. Source: Genesys Report

Aquarius Supply is a partner in the truest sense through unwavering customer commitment and manufacturer support. We will work through challenges  with our customers to provide the most cost-effective and timely solution. To learn more about what drives this company, visit our Core Values or Mission pages. Contact us and see how we can help deliver a solution to your Green Industry needs.

Aquarius Supply Introduces NuTone Haven

Haven’s patented mosquito protection system provides protection within 15 minutes of use and is effective
against all types of mosquitoes. Four Haven fixtures protect a typical deck or patio for over 440 square feet
of coverage. They’re easy to install and designed to mount on a deck post, railing, or stake in the ground.
Haven Mosquito Repellent Fixtures can also be added to an existing low voltage lighting installation.


Professional Spotlight: Aquarius Supply

Featured in NJLCA Magazine

Aquarius Supply has served landscape and irrigation professionals throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Delmarva Regions for almost 50 years. In 1969, the original founding father, George Beausoleil, started the company selling irrigation pipe out of his garage. Over the following decades, Aquarius Supply has expanded to include 11 fully stocked warehouses featuring professional grade products from hundreds of top manufacturers. Each warehouse branch location is staffed with experts in almost every field.

Over the years, Aquarius Supply has built its reputation on identifying and serving a wide variety of professional contractor needs in the green industry.  In addition to irrigation, landscape lighting, ponds and drainage, Aquarius Supply now offers: geotextiles, drivable grass, porous pavement, stormwater management, root protection, outdoor grills, artificial turf, tools and even organic turf products.

Current environmental trends are moving towards the development of a sustainable and economically viable future by reducing energy consumption. Innovation and flexibility are integral to the success of any green business, which needs to quickly react to ever changing trends.  Also, new governmental regulations are driving the need for safer; more environmentally sound alternatives to current practices.   

Aquarius Supply is here to help.  As a family business, Aquarius employees carry on the principles that founded this company: passion, loyalty and hard work. No job or question is too tough for the staff at Aquarius Supply.  Something you won’t find at larger supply houses.

And to further assist industry professionals, Aquarius offers competitive prices & incentives, extensive inventory, online ordering and contractor loyalty & referral programs. A constantly-monitored, sophisticated order and inventory control system helps ensure that items are always available when needed.

Aquarius Supply’s primary goal is to help the professional landscape contractor succeed. Continued innovation, knowledge and experience put Aquarius Supply, and its customers ahead of the competition.  

Water Features: New Opportunities Beyond the Pond

Featured in NJLCA Magazine 

The popularity of water features has grown exponentially in recent years. Simplicity, efficiency and education have propelled water features from a small, specialized market into a popular DIY or supplemental project. Manufacturers now offer a wider array of solutions that have given birth to a new market aside from the traditional customer, which has been in decline for the past several years.

This market is composed of a new generation of consumers, seeking products consistent with the scale of their available income and property size.   Homeowners require custom, smaller, simpler and safer and effective products that need minimal maintenance.

Water features fill this requirement by offering a smaller footprint for installation along with a multitude of style options. Along with homeowners, businesses, schools and property managers are now seeking out alternate solutions to large-scale ponds with water features.

A pond-less feature provides the calming aesthetic qualities of a traditional pond: the ability to view the soothing motion of water while enjoying its natural, calming notes. These benefits come without the risks of extended maintenance as well as the liability of safety to the public.

With the growth of demand from the market, it is critical that pond contractors modify their approach and grasp the opportunity for increased income with reduced follow-up calls. High profit margins can be achieved with water features, having quick installations (under four hours.)

Manufacturers like EasyPro have answered the demands and developed a Tranquil Décor Series that feature products designed as free-standing, compact basalt column bubbling rock installations. These installations accentuate the rock’s natural beauty with flowing water, giving the consumer a glimpse into the wonders of nature anywhere.

The nature of this piece allows the customer to personalize the installation with different size and shaped columns and layout. This allows the customer the privilege to actively assist in the design of their exterior water feature.

It is evident that there is clear room for growth in this segment for those willing to embrace it. With such simple solutions, tailored to the modern needs of the marketplace, water features produce the perfect harmony between new opportunities for professionals and new solutions for homeowners.

John Helander is the National Sales Manager for Aquarius Supply and has been in the Green Industry for over 30 years. Aquarius Supply has served Landscape and Irrigation professionals throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Delmarva regions for almost 50 years.

Aquarius Supply Introduces Sonarray



The Sonarray SR1 is a satellite and subwoofer speaker system that raises the bar on affordable outdoor audio. The SR1 System uses 8 satellite speakers to deliver perfect sound quality and even volume levels throughout areas of 2000 sqft. Sonarray brings a whole new level of atmosphere to backyard entertaining. 

The Sonarray SR1 includes an 8" dual-voice coil subwoofer which produces incredibly smooth bass. The SR1's subwoofer radiates sound throughout the same area as the 8 satellite speakers, pairing even bass with breathtaking fidelity and clarity. 

The SR125 Amplifier is purpose built to be the ideal companion to the Sonarray SR1 satellite and subwoofer system. This 125 watt stereo amplifier features DSP presets to minimize tuning and testing the system while maximizing performance in any hardscape or softscape environment. 

Click Here for Sonarray Brochure 

Click Here for Sonarray SR1 System Instruction Manual 

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CAST Lighting New Craftsman Series Bronze Ground Light NOW AVAILABLE

CAST Lighting is a premier manufacturer of Low Voltage Landscape Lighting fixtures, transformers, wire and other outdoor lighting system components. Based in northern New Jersey, CAST Lighting maintains manufacturing facilities in Columbia and the US with distribution throughout the US, Canada and abroad. 

To learn more about CAST, click here

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