MNI Direct, 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 and 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 extensive knowledge of the company’s product offerings is its 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 made them the No. 1 provider of plant material to our award-winning landscape department.”
Since its inception, Rogers 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: the original site in Dearing, Georgia; two Atlanta-area locations in Marietta and Peachtree Corners, Georgia; and Piedmont, South Carolina, 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 got us where we are: quality, customer service and quick turnaround.”