Ammon Landscape, Inc. was started in 1950 by Dick and Shirley Ammon. They would peddle landscape door to door, but as business grew, it was time to find a location to start a nursery. They decided on a property owned by Dick’s father in the area where Florence Mall is currently. In 1968 they moved their business to KY18/Camp Ernst location, where is still remains today.
After a brief stint at the University of Kentucky, Greg , Dick’s son, began managing the growing aspect of the business. He expanded the container and field operations. After selling only wholesale, he decided to open their doors about seven years ago to the public, after years of requests, and have a retail division. Currently there are 250 acres of material in production, with over 1,000 plant varieties.
When Greg is not at the nursery, he enjoys traveling and boating with his wife Helen, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Q&A with Greg Ammon
What are you passionate about, in regards to your business?
I am passionate about growing new and improved plant varieties. Landscape design trends are always changing; therefore, I like to offer our customers a wide variety of quality plants. The nursery industry is a physically demanding job, so we are always looking at ways to mechanize some of the work. It’s not just about trying to save dollars in manual labor, but saving our bodies from aches and pains later in life!
What is the most valuable leadership lesson you have learned?
Treating our customers and employees in a way you would want to be treated.
If you could give the 20-year-old you any piece of advice, what would it be?
Always be honest and respectful of others!