Brian Benson, the 32-year-old owner of Urban Thickets & Landscaping in Madison Township, Ohio, has moved his landscaping design and maintenance company into a former car dealership building, JournalNews.com reported. After investing $300,000 to purchase the building and new equipment there, he plans to open a garden center April 16.
Due to some cutbacks from customers who can’t afford to do as much landscaping in this economy, Benson said he figured a new garden center in an area where there is not a lot of competition may help him capture more business.
“If people aren’t going to hire me and they are going to do the work for themselves, why not supply them the materials they are going to need?” Benson said. “This year is going to be a bit of an experiment to see how they community responds to us being here.”