20601 S LaGrange Road
10255 Wicker Ave
St. John, Ind.
Alsip Nursery in Frankfurt prides itself in its customer service and being on the cutting edge of what is popular, says co-owner Richard Cristakes.
This past year, the store underwent a reorganization of the layout of the store and remodel of the restrooms. The restrooms feature granite countertops, stainless steel partitions and Dyson hand dryers.
“We figured if we’re going to do it, we are going to do it right,” he says. “The bathrooms are like what you would see at a high-end restaurant.”
Alsip is offering a wide array of plants, including some new varieties that are on the cutting edge.
The staff is also trained to provide answers to a wide array of questions from anything to types of plants to the emerald ash borer. The company, which also has a location in St. John, Ind., put out its first-ever “Idea Book,” which was sent to families in Illinois and Indiana and is available online.
“The book is chock-full of information about us and about teaching people about new plants, what to do in their gardens after the harsh winter, and giving them ideas for their gardens,” he says. “We are establishing ourselves as the experts.”
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