Established on Hilton Head Island in 1973 by Ruthie and Berry Edwards, The Greenery began as a small panorama nursery with a employees of six staff, a few outdated pickup vehicles, and the will to do one thing completely different. With a deal with hiring essentially the most educated and skilled landscaping and gardening employees within the space, the Edwards household was capable of develop The Greenery into one of many largest and most extremely revered landscaping corporations within the Southeast.
Whereas celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, The Greenery acknowledges that its efforts are about their individuals. Earlier than his retirement, Berry Edwards began working in direction of an Worker Inventory Possession Plan (ESOP) as a technique to give again to the devoted staff who had helped him develop and develop the enterprise. By 2007, it grew to become a 100% employee-owned firm. This 12 months marks its 20th anniversary as an ESOP.
Lee Edwards, son of Ruthie and Berry, who grew up in and across the panorama firm, is now CEO. “Above all else, we worth the those that make up The Greenery,” says Edwards. “From the industrial and residential websites to these within the workplaces, backyard heart and present store, The Greenery is comprised of greater than 800 devoted people which have led to our success day in and day trip.”
Within the final a number of years, The Greenery, Inc. has expanded to serve markets in Greenville and Spartanburg in South Carolina in addition to Jacksonville, Amelia Island and Daytona in Florida.
“The primary 50 years of The Greenery have been filled with progress and enlargement,” explains Edwards. “We look ahead to seeing what the subsequent 50 years has in retailer as we proceed to offer our prospects with distinctive panorama upkeep.”
The Greenery, Inc., an employee-owned firm, has served Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Savannah GA and Charleston SC and different coastal Georgia and South Carolina areas since 1973 with complete landscaping companies together with residential and industrial panorama set up and upkeep, hardscapes and irrigation.
For extra on The Greenery, see “Worker Owned, Worker Pushed.“