It all started when I took my family to Riveredge Resort in Alexandria Bay, a much needed vacation if I may say. This vacation was way overdue. I used to be the director of operations for a medium-sized lawn & landscape, maintenance design and build firm. That also evolved into snow plowing, removal, and salting. (For all the landscapers reading this, this is for you.) Now mind you, this was shortly after the 4th of July weekend when all the landscapers have been pushing it so hard to get all their customer's properties to look great for the greatest event of the summer months.
On the way up we made a couple of stops, and during our stay, I did a lot of thinking about crew efficiency and such, and then I went blank. From that day forward I wasn't thinking how I could help build a landscape company anymore? I finally found my calling. It was to open up a retail landscape supply center, and it's namesake had to be Adirondack Mulch and Stone Company.
I must tell you why I chose that name; while on vacation, the places I saw, the air I smelled, the water I touched, and the land that I walked on! This same area that I visited seemed to be sinuous with honest, fair and wholesome; what more could you ask for? I soon began modeling my thoughts of what the company will stand for, and that was going to be: it's fair, honest and a wholesome approach to daily business.
There was one thing I could never control 100% in my landscaping career; that was when the crews went out to do a job, would the job be to everyone's expectation? 70-80% of the time, yes, it was done correctly the first time. This was one of my deciding factors to switch my profession. I wanted to be attached to something I never had to explain. Why this happened or why this didn't happen.
Officially in April of 2001, we branded the name to the public, through the landscape firm I was employed with. It was called *ACME* (To protect the innocent) selling Adirondack Mulch and Stone products. Our initial offerings weren't much, but it kept us busy from April 15 - July 15. Now our offerings keep us busy year-round, and in every truckload of mulch and field stone we deliver, that vacation that started it all comes back to me.
Since those beginning days, we are ever so evolving. Our current offerings are much greater than our signature mulches, Adirondack Mulch and Stone is now The Adirondack Company.
To all of our customers that love a little bit of the Adirondacks in the heart of a city.
Thank you for believing!