By a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors, the Tampa Sports Authority (TSA) has awarded OneSource Landscape & Golf Services, Inc., a contract to provide golf course maintenance services to three 18-hole golf courses in the Tampa area. OneSource Landscape & Golf Services is a subsidiary of ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM), the leading provider of facility services in the United States.
Under the terms of the contract, OneSource Landscape & Golf Services will provide grounds and landscape maintenance services to the following courses: Rogers Park, Rocky Point and Babe Zaharias Golf Course. The contract period is for three and one-half years, with OneSource Landscape & Golf Services scheduled to begin providing services on May 17.
The Tampa Sports Authority has responsibility for operating and managing the three golf courses under contract for the City of Tampa, as well as Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the University of South Florida Bulls.
Eric Hart, executive director of the TSA, stated: “The selection committee and the Board of Directors’ unanimous vote for OneSource Landscape & Golf Services clearly demonstrated this company’s experience and reputation set them apart from the other seven contract bids. As a bonus, OneSource is a locally based company that has an exceptional track record of maintaining some of the state’s top golf courses.” Stressing issues that are important to the TSA, Hart added: “OneSource is sensitive to the needs of the community, the environment and will offer employment opportunities to our current grounds staff. They also clearly understood our need to aggressively manage our costs.”
With more than 600 employees, OneSource Landscape & Golf Services provides professional, full service landscape and grounds maintenance, as well as golf course and theme park maintenance services. The Company’s clients include large-scale commercial business centers, residential communities, high-end resorts, golf courses, athletic fields, theme parks, and industrial projects within the public, private and governmental sectors. OneSource has branch offices throughout Florida, as well as in Arizona, California and North Carolina.
Said Dale Elkins, president of OneSource Landscape & Golf Services: “We are delighted to have this opportunity right here in the community we call home. When we begin work on this contract, OneSource Landscape & Golf Services will have more than 550 holes in our Florida portfolio. We will be leveraging that extensive experience to bring creative ideas and improvements to enhance the golf experience at these three courses.”
The contract provides current workers at Rogers Park, Rocky Point and Babe Zaharias Golf Course the opportunity to be first in line in applying for the maintenance jobs with OneSource.