Slusser's Green Thumb, Inc., began in 1965 as a hobby. Cecilia Slusser was spending her spare time and weekends developing greenhouses because she loved growing and caring for plants. Cecilia along with her husband Tom Slusser, was operating a garden store, nursery, as well as a landscaping and lawn maintenance company by the turn of the decade.
It was in 1976 when Samuel C. Gray, a pioneer in the seeding and sodding industry, approached the Slusser family about taking over his business. Sam Gray wanted to retire, but was determined to see his business carry on and had built a trusting relationship with the Slusser family. The Slusser family agreed and Slusser’s Green Thumb as it’s known today, began.
Over time the retail garden and residential landscaping aspects of the business gave way to the full-service Commercial, Municipality, and Highway Seeding/Sodding operations. Government environmental regulations in 1991 prompted the family to add erosion control services. In the years that followed, the Slusser family saw the opportunity to better provide the customer with a subcontractor able to handle increasingly complex projects to include installation/design of irrigation systems, modular block walls, brick pavers, as well as prairie and native wildflowers.
Today, Slusser's Green Thumb has evolved and flourished because of Cecilia's creative passion that has led the way. Those same values and traditions that tie the family together also continue to serve the business. Because of this, we're proud to offer the most responsive and efficient services with the highest integrity.