In 1978, Jim started working in the nursery industry in Kansas. A few years later, he started Total Grounds Management where he worked on Johnson County’s largest planned communities.

Jim’s interest grew and became more passionate about growing trees. In 2000 he purchased The Old Christmas Tree Lane farm in Harrisonville, MO. and planted his first crop of trees. Jim wanted to supply quality trees throughout the year to landscapers.

Jim joined hands with a bare root grower in Tennessee to start budding, grafting and propagating trees and seedlings for his farm in Harrisonville.

2015, Jim acquired an additional farm in Harrisonville, MO. to start a large Pot n Pot operation.

Jim’s goal is to distribute trees to landscapers, garden centers, developers and municipalities.