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!

 

 

 

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