Prescott, AZ May 29, 2015 – Watters Garden Center again joined the ranks of the horticulture industry’s top local garden centers when it was named one ofToday’s Garden Centermagazine’s Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers for 2015.
The Revolutionary 100 program, which began in 2006, surveys garden center owners and managers on how they run their businesses. These retailers compete in a variety of areas that reveal their business health and how they impact their local communities. The Revolutionary 100 is open to all local garden centers, large and small throughout the United States.
“It is an honor to be part of the top 1% club for the ninth year in a row. There are roughly 16,000 garden centers in America, and to have your peers call you one of their best is a true honor.” says Ken Lain, co-owner.
Garden Center owners and managers across the United States fill out an extensive online questionnaire covering topics such as customer and community service, management philosophy, marketing, use of technology, purchasing and profitability.
“It's a testament to the founder, Harold Watters, and his influence from the start. Ken and I have simply carried on my father’s legacy of super healthy plants, unique to the north country, and then help our friends garden correctly in our harsh climate.” says Lisa Watters Lain, co-owner.
“The garden centers that made this year’s list are an exceptional group of forward-thinking independent retailers who understand that their customers constantly evolve. The Revolutionary 100 strive to provide what customers need to succeed in the gardening lifestyle,” saysToday’s Garden CenterGroup Editor Carol Miller. “We are proud to call them revolutionary.”
The 2015 Revolutionary 100 Awards program is run by the garden magazineToday’s Garden Centerand is sponsored by AmericanHort, the national association for the garden industry.
More information on the Revolutionary 100, including the complete listing, can be found at Today’s Garden Center magazine at www.TodaysGardenCenter.com/Revolutionary-100