Business Profile: Mulch & More
Business Profile: Mulch & More
A beautiful landscape is much more than the design and aesthetics that create curb-appeal envy. The essence of any landscape begins and ends with the quality and selection of the plants and hardscape materials that go into it. Mulch & More in Winnabow is a family-owned, one-stop shop that has everything a homeowner or pro could need when it comes to landscape supplies. “No one else has everything in one spot like we do,” says owner Jason Gaver. “We’ve got what our clients are looking for.”
Their product offerings focus on variety. With mulch, stone, pine straw, soil, sand, flagstone, stepping stones, edging, garden walls, a full line of Belgard pavers and accessories, irrigation products and EZflow drainage systems, Mulch & More can supply the necessities for just about any project. Though they are a wholesale and resale business for landscape supplies, they have built a network of landscapers and design professionals who they are proud to recommend for installation and design services. If a client has no idea how much product to order for their landscape plan, Mulch & More will come out and measure, at no cost, to determine the right amount. They also deliver six days a week.
Mulch & More already had a successful track record of 15 years when Gaver purchased it two years ago. After serving nine years in the U.S. Navy testing combat ships, Gaver and his wife, Tiffany, made the decision to leave the Washington, D.C., area and move to Brunswick County, where Tiffany grew up. Gaver says the idea to buy Mulch & More was a case of being in the right place at the right time.
In the past two years, Gaver has doubled Mulch & More’s footprint. According to him, the business has grown 100 percent year over year. They’ve increased the products carried by two-thirds and added an on-site plant nursery. As a Belgard authorized dealer, they’ve expanded to eight different types of decorative stone. “And we carry every type of mulch you can imagine,” Gaver says. “We have everything that the big box stores carry, plus bagged products.”
Gaver attributes the success of Mulch & More to the friendly attitude and unparalleled knowledge of his staff. “We know people can go anywhere,” he says, so he and his staff strive to deliver a consistent, individualized customer experience. Whether it’s a homeowner who needs a few paver stones or a professional client looking for irrigation and drainage systems for a commercial project, they’ve got it covered.
“We want people to know that we’re locally owned,” Gaver says. “I enjoy growing the business and becoming more ingrained in the community.
Mulch & More believes in being good stewards. They donate products to local food banks and schools that are creating community gardens.
When Gaver isn’t serving his clients or his country — he’s in the Air Force Reserves — he and his wife and their two-year-old daughter, Eleanor Grace, spend time together at the beach. “It’s why we’re here,” he says.
Mulch & More: 39 Edgewood Lane NE, Winnabow; (910) 253-7663; mulchandmorenc.com