At Colonial Classics, we are guided by the philosophy “To provide a work experience that will enable people to achieve their full potential and offer the best value of goods and services to beautify our customer’s environment.”
Where We Started
Colonial Classics Landscape & Nursery Inc. had its beginning in 1958. It was in this year that Jim McCarty, Sr. ventured into the relatively new field of retail garden centers. The original structure was a two car garage with a gravel floor, located at the corner of Green River Road and Washington Avenue, in Evansville, IN. Within two years, the construction of a more permanent facility was completed and housed the flagship store and corporate offices at 735 S. Green River Road.
As the business evolved, it developed many important divisions. Those divisions included landscape contracting, landscape maintenance, Christmas novelty, everyday gift ware and accessories, casual furniture, and a greenhouse production and distribution facility and expanded to as many as 5 key locations throughout the Tri-State area.
Then & Now
In 2007, we consolidated our business to one location on Epworth Road in Newburgh, IN, and began specializing in: Landscape Design & Build, Landscape Maintenance, Irrigation, Nursery, and Weed Man® Lawncare.
Over the past 50 plus years Colonial has built a reputation as a premier corporation that continues to offer unique quality products and outstanding service to the Tri-State area. Our competitive wage policies, company benefits and long-term stability, help to make Colonial Landscape & Nursery a continued success.
We’ve even been recognized by the Evansville community. Evansville voted Colonial Classics Landscape and Nursery the Best Landscape Design AND Best Garden Shop in 2014! See the rest of the winners here.
In The News
Jim McCarty Jr. still remembers the building — a two-car, metal garage with a rhinestone gravel floor and doors that lifted after turning a knob on the front.
McCarty, or J.T. as most call him, was 5 years old when his father Jim McCarty Sr. and grandfather Jacob McCarty opened the first Colonial Garden Center on the corner of Green River Road and Washington Avenue in 1958.