I’m sure we’ve all heard the term before “rebranding” and that’s just what we are doing with regards to our retail/wholesale store business. When we first formed Landmaster’s Group, Inc., in March of 1996, yes twenty years ago, it was from three specific entities coming together that created our company. Executive Estates Landscaping of Cazenovia circa 1972, Exterior Design Specialties, circa 1990 and Garden Ponds Unlimited, circa 1991. Since that time there have been many changes, in 2008 we actually split off the construction component of the business and formed Landmasters Landscape and Construction Division, we opened two additional stores, Rochester in 2007 and Buffalo in 2008. The primary focus of our business in the stores revolved around water gardening, natural stone and manufactured hardscapes. In the fall of 2013 we decided to go a different direction and sold our Rochester and Buffalo locations and came back to our one store again here in Cicero. We also consciously decided to refocus our efforts back to ponds and rocks and expanded those offerings to better serve our hobbyist customers who we’ve always got the greatest satisfaction in serving! We will be adding new signage to both the front and rear of our store that will better identify us and our two specific companies. We are adding a new pond display at the end of our walkways that will significantly enhance the presentation of ponds and rocks, showing new varieties and variations of both!
We’ve added several new lines of water gardening products and expanded our LED lighting offerings as well that truly enhances and expands the time we get to appreciate our ponds. We’ve also added a concentration of products for natural or earthen ponds to improve water quality and clarity for them.
Our expanded natural stone products are coming from the Carolinas, Pennsylvania, Adirondacks, Quebec and northern Ontario which allows us to provide a wide selection of colors and varieties.
I would also like to clarify the relationship between our two companies, Landmasters Landscape and Construction and the Pond and Rock Shop; there is common ownership and the goals of each is to be sure that our common customers are expertly served as well as those that may only have a relationship with one of our companies!
We want to fervently thank each of you, our customers who have allowed us to serve you this past 20 years, as Landmasters, and look forward to continuing to doing so in the future as The Pond and Rock Shop and Landmasters Landscape and Construction!