The Sperber Legacy
Where We Came From
In 1949, Burt Sperber’s after-school job was at the MG Nursery in North Hollywood,CA. When the owner of the nursery passed away, Burt, who was still a teenager, bought the business for $700. Renaming it ValleyCrest, Burt would spend the next five decades utilizing passion and hard work to build the largest landscape services company in the country.
If you’re unfamiliar with ValleyCrest, you’re likely familiar with the iconic landscaping projects the company completed: Atlantis Resort, L.A.’s Getty Center, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Leisure World, to name a few. The Sperber Family, through its legacy ValleyCrest, touched nearly every formative landscape project throughout the last 50 years, and is also responsible for pioneering many techniques and products that landscapers still use today.
In 2001, after many years of mentorship, Burt handed the reigns of the company over to his son, Richard. Under Richard’s leadership as CEO, the company grew to more than 100 worldwide locations, employing over 10,000 employees. When ValleyCrest merged with another large company in 2014, Richard made the decision to retire. But not for long….
WHERE WE’RE GOING
After 5 years of retirement, Richard felt inspired to continue his father’s legacy. He set out to build a new home for people who are passionate about the craft of landscaping. In 2019, Richard assembled a group of the industry’s leading talent and Sperber was born.
Headquartered in Westlake Village, CA, Sperber is the parent company to a growing list of top-tier landscaping partners across the country. Through these partners, Sperber offers world-class landscaping services and a company culture that celebrates the hard work and talent of its employees.
Sperber is the continuation of a legacy born in 1949—a legacy of excellence in landscaping and the legacy of a family that continues to grow.
Who We Are
We’re a premier landscape company that has mastered the craft of creating and maintaining outdoor environments. We work with passion, provide extensive subject-matter knowledge, and have a history of building landscapes that continue to thrive over time. Many of the country’s most distinguished brands and revered institutions turn to us to handle their most complex and challenging projects.
As a growing family of landscape companies that spans the country, we are always on the lookout for the next addition to our family who can bring the same high quality of work and people-first mindset that sets us apart.
What We Do
Specializing in commercial landscape maintenance and installation, we create exceptional outdoor environments. We can create and execute the vision for any project, no matter its complexity. You can see our work at corporate campuses, luxury resorts, hospitals, churches and other commercial properties across the country.
Our Core Values
From our employees, to our customers, to the visitors of the properties we serve – people are at the center of our business so everything we do is for them.
Raise The Standard
We do the right thing even when it isn’t the easy thing for the business; from our business practices to our community efforts and customer care, we set an exceptionally high standard for ourselves in order to guarantee the very best.
We have the courage to continually improve and innovate, embrace adversity and push past our perceived limits in the pursuit of profitable and sustainable growth