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Xylem Kendall Announces the Acquisition of Right Way Tree Experts, LLC

Updated: May 3




Wakefield, VA – January 12, 2024 – Xylem Tree Experts and Kendall Vegetation Services (“Xylem Kendall”), leaders in vegetation management services, are pleased to announce the acquisition of Right Way Tree Experts, LLC (“Right Way”) of Summerton, South Carolina.

Right Way has been a leading provider of vegetation management services in the South Carolina market since the company’s founding in 2018. Led by owners Billy Rombilus and Dana Moberg, Right Way’s experienced field teams and strong customer relationships are a welcome addition to the Xylem Kendall network.

“We are thrilled to welcome Right Way to the Xylem Kendall family. The partnership between Xylem Kendall and Right Way will immediately strengthen our vegetation management resources in the South,” said Xylem Kendall CEO Randolph Hoover. “By joining our teams and implementing Xylem Kendall’s technology across the Right Way footprint, the operation will be in a better position to provide best in class service to our customers.”

“Billy and Dana have successfully positioned Right Way as a top-tier utility vegetation contractor in the southern United States. Their values and approach align seamlessly with ours, and we’re excited to have their entire team join us, further strengthening our commitment to excellence,” said Xylem Kendall President, Benjamin Hoover.

Right Way Tree Experts owner Dana Moberg said, “As we head into our second decade of business together, Billy and I couldn’t be more excited and prouder to announce our partnership with Xylem Kendall, one of the nation’s leading vegetation management providers. We will continue to offer the same safe and high-quality service that Right Way Tree Experts has built its reputation on in South Carolina, while offering our employees a greater range of opportunities for training, benefits, and upward-mobility.”

“The Right Way relationship has developed over a long period of time. Dana Moberg and Billy Rombilus have an excellent safety and service record with their customers and people. Their company culture and passion for profitably growing the business fit well with that of Xylem Kendall. This acquisition represents a natural fit for the two organizations. The Xylem Kendall management team will benefit immediately from Dana and Billy’s experience in the industry and their expertise in growing the region. We are excited about coming together,” said Kurt Goodman, Xylem Kendall CFO and Kendall Vegetation Services President.

“Dana Moberg and I would like to express our tremendous gratitude to our employees whose trust, dedication, and hard work has brought us to this milestone. We look forward to our partnership with Xylem Kendall and continuing to expand on Right Way Tree Expert’s foundation of safety, quality, and customer service,” said Right Way Tree Experts owner Billy Rombilus.


About Xylem Tree Experts

Xylem, headquartered in Wakefield, VA, is a leading provider of vegetation management and emergency storm response services, serving major investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives and municipalities across the United States. 


About Kendall Vegetation Services

Kendall, headquartered in Lawrenceville, GA, is a leading provider of vegetation management and emergency storm response services, serving major investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives and municipalities across the United States.


About Sterling Investment Partners

Sterling Investment Partners is a private equity firm that has been investing in and building middle-market companies for over 30 years with a highly experienced, cohesive team of senior investment professionals. Sterling focuses on value-added distribution and business services, acquiring businesses that the firm believes have strong, sustainable competitive advantages and significant opportunities for value creation. Over its history, Sterling has completed over 220 transactions, representing approximately $27 billion in aggregate value. 


Jim Ryan

VP of Mergers & Acquisitions




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