Stephanie Seaman sits at her desk and thinks about her new business — actually the business isn’t new, she is the new owner.
“When McCarty’s was for sale I couldn’t bear the thought of it going to someone else. We are like family here,” she said. The region can be very glad that she went home one night and told her husband, Chad, that she wanted to buy McCarty Gardens. After all, they already owned Seaman Construction.
Now, Stephanie runs McCarty Gardens and Chad runs Seaman Construction. Seven-year-old Kimber is probably learning both businesses!
The employees at McCarty Gardens have longevity — everyone has 15 or more years of service to the company. Consequently, it is a “well-oiled machine.” Stephanie says, “About 75 percent of our business is landscaping.” Doug Rinehart is the new head landscaper.
Beginning in March, applications for landscaping positions will be taken. If interested, please call Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Customers who buy “plant material at McCarty Gardens receive free design assistance.” Delivery is also available.
The company will focus on quality customer service this year in all areas. One of those areas will be a continued emphasis on floral design.
Timothy Larrick, with the company for 19 years, can create whatever the customer wants! He has created a “fishing arrangement,” complete with lures; a sympathy piece including toy tractors and combines “running through a field”; and horse-themed arrangements for equine events.
Timothy says, “At McCarty’s we take an artistic approach to every order. We use fresh flowers every day.”
McCarty’s works on special events such as decorating the lobby at Roberts Centre. At Christmas they created a forest of 21 lighted trees, snow, benches — everything for the perfect picture opportunity.
For weddings, they create whatever the bride wants. Timothy indicates that brides bring in pictures of their dreams. “Traditional weddings have been thrown out the window,” he says. Barn siding, wooden boxes of daisies, bales of hay, and ladders are not out of the ordinary.
The next time you need flowers or landscaping, stop at McCarty Gardens. You will find the gift shop has everything from stepping stones to gift items to silk flowers. Leave time for visiting the greenhouses!
10623 US 22/Ohio 3
Sabina, OH 45169
Toll free: (800) 757-7654
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.