For years, Nazir and Ammar Jesri have had to answer the same question from their Absolute Natural Stones customers:
"Hey, where's a place to buy some good trees and shrubs?"
So says Nazir Jesri.
"We got tired of sending business away to the other garden centers," he says.
Now, they don't have to. The brothers have added about 1,000 plant containers ranging in size from one gallon to 15 gallons at their new more than 19-acre property at 15550 E. Kellogg, which is a half mile east of 143rd Street.
"It complements our business big time," Jesri says. "We've been wanting to do this for several years, but the move was not helpful."
The business, which started in 2003, has had five locations in that time. A couple of those moves were because of construction along Kellogg.
The new aspect of the business is an education for the Jesris.
"With rocks, we didn't have to watch the weather," Nazir Jesri says. "We didn't have to worry about them. It's a whole new game."
They're also leasing part of their property to Plant Kingdom, which sells plants up to the one-gallon size, for the next three months.
Absolute Natural Stones eventually will likely expand its nursery business, Jesri says.
"We're taking baby steps."
He says the company is using less than half of its property currently. Jesri says that will eventually change.
"We have ideas."