Business of the Month / Oak Creek Nursery & Landscape

Business of the Month / Oak Creek Nursery & Landscape

Oak Creek Nursery & Landscape
14301 Parallel Rd.
Basehor, KS 66007

(913) 251-5296
oakcreeknursery-ks.com

Oak Creek got its start in January of 2018 through the success of two subsidiary companies, Personalized Lawn Care (PLC) and Leavenworth-Lansing Nursery. Kevin Jensen, the baby of eleven children, grew up in a neighboring town of Milwaukee in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. At the age of 17, he was invited by a friend to move to Kansas to mow grass for $250.00 per week. At that time, Kevin thought that was a rewarding opportunity. So, he told his father of his plans to move to Kansas in efforts to start making money and his father replied, “Son, you don’t even mow grass here!” Kevin ventured on to Kansas with less than $200.00 in his pocket in an old beat up truck to see what mowing grass was all about.

Living in the garage of his friend’s house in Shawnee, Kansas, he worked countless hours saving money, only dreaming of starting his business one day. After ten years of knowledge, experience and a passion for customer service, he decided to venture out on his own. He didn’t know where to start, but chose a simple “grass roots” approach going door-to-door meeting people and handing out a simple flyer with a picture of himself on it. That night he gained over two hundred customers and that is when PLC began.

In 2012, Kevin started dreaming bigger. The owner of Leavenworth-Lansing Nursery approached him with a business proposition to purchase his business. Kevin was still unsure of what business ventures to take; however, he thought about the possibilities of owning his own landscape/nursery one day. After six months of careful consideration, Kevin decided to take a risk and move forward with the purchase with the support of his silent partner, Angie Hundley. On January, 1, 2013, the business officially merged with Leavenworth-Lansing Nursery and grew from $1.4 Million to nearly $2.3 Million by the end 2015 with over thirty employees.

In January of 2018, Kevin and Angie launched Oak Creek Nursery and Landscape in Basehor, which has been incredibly rewarding. The community has been very welcoming! The business has jumped right into the community starting with a Farmer’s Market, which is at the facility on select Saturdays and developing a “Yard of the Month” program with Basehor Pride, where four homes are awarded monthly
and given a gift certificate from the business. Oak Creek also works with the Basehor School District with community projects, field trips and sponsorships. Many family events are hosted annually at the facility to include the annual anniversary in April, a Summer Bash in July/August, Fall Festival in September and a Santa greeting after Thanksgiving, which are all posted on the business Facebook page (Oak Creek Nursery & Landscape) and website (www.oakcreeknursery-ks.com).

Whether there is a need for annuals, hanging baskets, plants, shrubs, trees, Christmas trees, seasonaldécor, chemical lawn applications or landscaping…Oak Creek has you covered!

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