Fahey Group LLC, a Cleveland-based group led by entrepreneur Logan Fahey, has acquired Robin Autopilot, a rapidly growing maker of robotic mowers for the U.S. market.
Following the acquisition, Robin Autopilot will move its headquarters from Dallas to Cleveland. It also will continue its partnership with Cleveland-based MTD Products Inc., a worldwide leading producer of outdoor power equipment. MTD produces the robotic mowers and is an original investor in Robin Autopilot.
Robin Autopilot mowers are battery-powered, programmable and energy- and cost-efficient. Founded in 2015 by Justin Crandall and Bart Lomont, Robin Autopilot operates through 15 franchisees in 12 states and has more than 1,000 customers with robotic mowers in use.
Landmark Automation, a Fahey Group company, owns and operates the franchises in Cleveland, Ohio, and Tampa, Florida. Cleveland now has the largest single concentration of robotic mowers in the United States with more than 150 active mowers, and another 50 pre-sold.
“Headquartering the company in Cleveland where both Landmark and MTD are located can help streamline our service and deployment collaboration as we continue to expand the business and bring this technology to new markets,” said Logan Fahey, who will be CEO of the company. “In addition to our strong management team, the deal is backed by investors who have scaled similar businesses and believe robotic mowing represents the future of landscaping services.”