MNI Direct (www.mnidirect.com), founded in 2007, celebrates a milestone anniversary this year. Now in its 10th year of providing the professional landscape trade with quality plant material and hardlines, the company has grown to operate from four locations throughout the Southeast.
MNI Direct’s customer base is landscape installation professionals, including design/build firms, landscapers, and municipalities. MNI Direct prides itself on a vast selection and speedy fulfillment, and excels in sourcing plants to meet customer requests. The firm also draws on their years of expertise in identifying top-performing plants for the Southeast to provide plant recommendations.
Tim Rogers, General Manager, believes their extensive knowledge of their product offerings is their source of strength. “We’re plant people, and that’s what we do best.”
Todd Guillmette, owner of Unique Environmental Landscapes, spoke about his experience working with MNI Direct. “Business success is built on relationships and follow through. MNI Direct’s first objective was to understand what I needed, not what they were selling. This approach has made them the number one provider of plant material to our award-winning landscape department.”
Since its inception, Rogers has led MNI Direct to its current stature as a key player in the professional landscape supply market. Skeetter McCorkle, CEO of parent company McCorkle Nurseries, Inc., lauds his accomplishments, saying, “Tim has done a great job supporting the needs of architects and landscapers through direct services.: He has built a team that works hard to deliver quality products when and where the customer needs it.”
MNI Direct currently serves customers from four locations: their original site in Dearing, GA; two Atlanta-area locations in Marietta, GA and Peachtree Corners, GA; and Piedmont, SC, in the greater Greenville area.
Looking forward, Rogers says, “As we enter our next phase of growth, we want to keep focusing on the things that have gotten us where we are: quality, customer service, and quick turnaround.”
About MNI Direct
MNI Direct is a supplier of green goods and hardlines to the professional landscape trade. MNI Direct delivers trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials, and seasonal color to locations throughout the Southeast, and currently operates from four locations in Georgia and South Carolina. MNI Direct is a subsidiary of McCorkle Nurseries, Inc.
About McCorkle Nurseries, Inc.
McCorkle Nurseries, Inc. (www.mccorklenurseries.com) is a family-owned nursery business founded in 1942 and located in Dearing, GA. In addition to being a licensed grower for most major plant brands, McCorkle Nurseries has its own line of top-performing plants, the Gardener’s Confidence® Collection (www.gardenersconfidence.com). The company founded The Center for Applied Nursery Research in 1996 (www.CANR.org), to advance horticultural research.