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Garry's Plant Store

Background

Background

In 1995, Garry's Plant Store, Inc. started operations in Cincinnati, initially on a seasonal basis, with sales of $175,000. In 1996, we constructed a greenhouse on leased property at 7910 Beechmont, generating sales of $450,000.

Also in 1995, Garry's Plant Store added another focus. We started providing interior plantscape services, which encompasses design, installation and ongoing maintenance for local area businesses. These clients include, but are not limited to, businesses; hotels; restaurants; retirement facilities; medical clinics and more. This additional focus allowed us to provide a more complete array of services.

In April of 1998, we constructed our permanent, high-tech greenhouse in Milford. This structure houses 3600 square feet of climate-controlled space that provides the ideal environment for the prolific growth and attractive display of all tropical plants, as well as many other varieties of climate-sensitive plants and flowers. Garry's Plant Store generated sales of $600,000 for 1998. For the year ended December 31, 1999, we generated almost $1.2 million, increasing sales in our exterior landscaping and maintenance services, for both commercial and residential properties. Our exterior commercial clients include, but are not limited to, property management firms, hotels, and restaurants. Projected sales for the year ended December 31, 2000 are $2.4 million, based on our increased number of both interior and exterior contracts, as well as our prospects.

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