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Merit Service Solutions Bolsters Texas Presence with the Acquisition of SunTerra Landscape Services

Merit's financial, information technology and operational resources bolster the SunTerra team as it continues to progress as a market leader in Texas.

MALVERN, Pa. and AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merit Service Solutions (Merit) http://www.meritservicesolutions.com/, a national leader in facilities maintenance, announced today its acquisition of SunTerra Landscape Services.

Merit Service Solutions (www.meritservicesolutions.com) is a performance-driven exterior maintenance provider committed to offering results that add real value creating safe, attractive and efficient commercial properties. The company offers a broad range of exterior facilities services, from landscape and parking lot maintenance services to snow and ice management services to capital improvements and enhancements.

SunTerra Landscape Services (www.sunterralandscape.com) is a privately owned company that delivers landscape maintenance services to more than 400 commercial properties throughout the state of Texas.

"We are excited about our partnership with Merit Service Solutions," said Judy McNew, Chief Operating Officer of SunTerra Landscape Services. "This combination will truly benefit our current and future clients, giving them access to the depth and breadth of Merit's landscape expertise, the proprietary 'i-Merit' powered by Oracle operating platform, and significant financial resources."

"Adding SunTerra's talented team to Merit immediately expands possibilities for our customers and associates," said Vince Willis, Chairman of Merit Service Solutions. "SunTerra's high standards, unmatched excellence in landscape services and local market presence throughout the state will enhance the customer experience for Merit's existing Texas clients."

As the transition occurs, the current management at SunTerra will remain in place, expanding as needed to accommodate new clientele.

"The driving factor in making this acquisition was the passion of the existing SunTerra team; keeping their outstanding management intact will assure a seamless continuity of business," added Willis. "By joining Merit, SunTerra now has access to our extensive resources and proprietary i-Merit operating platform that will enhance visibility of service and drive efficiency for SunTerra's customers."

About Merit Service Solutions:

Merit Service Solutions' holistic approach to exterior facilities management offers uncompromising quality, real passion from real people, performance-driven processes and leading-edge technology to add real value for safe, attractive and efficient properties.

Merit gives you the strength, security and financial stability of a national company with the attention, visibility and control of a local partner. Merit has regional managers and crews stationed throughout the country. Wherever you need service, Merit is there.  For more information, visit www.meritservicesolutions.com

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