Customer Testimonials - The Mustard Seed Landscaping & Garden Center
Challenge - Cost-effectively running a new business
Solution - ClearSpan Majestic Gutter-Connect Greenhouse
Size: 84' wide x 72' long with 3 bays
Application - Growing and selling plants
Location - Chaska, MN
Mark Halla has been in the nursery and landscape business all his life. After working many years in the family business that his grandfather began in 1942, Mark felt a divine hand guiding him to start on a new adventure on November 19, 2003, The Mustard Seed Landscaping & Garden Center was incorporated by him and his wife, Kay.
As their business grew, Mark and Kay moved from their basement office to a leased farm to finally buying their own property right on Highway 212 in Chaska, MN. As they settled into this space, they decided that they needed a greenhouse for growing, maintaining and selling annuals and perennials. Mark recalls, "Prior to working with Growers Supply, I had worked with a few other greenhouse suppliers that met our needs but were much more expensive. As a new business, watching our expenses has been crucial and we were able to save over 50% by purchasing a ClearSpan Majestic Greenhouse!" He continues, "By doing a cost/benefit analysis, we determined there was no better value than the Majestic Greenhouse with polycarbonate sides and roof."
The Hallas find that the Majestic Greenhouse adds to the professional appearance of their business. Mark says, "Even though I didn't spend a fortune on the greenhouse, my customers think I did. Our image and reputation has been enhanced. Our business looks successful and stable, and our customers seem to have a greater sense of trust once they see our beautiful setup."
Mark and Kay enjoy using their greenhouse for retail sales as well as year-round growing and they know that it is a great investment. According to Mark, "The Majestic is so well built that we expect it to last for more than 20 years, even with our Minnesota winters!"