By Tony Wittkowski | Business Reporter | The Herald-Palladium
BRIDGMAN — Arcadia Gardens made a change of scenery this year.
Since taking the helm, Anna and Todd Brooks have grown Arcadia Gardens and moved into its new headquarters along Hinchman Road in Lake Township.
“We had outgrown our space. We had a home office and had rented a storage space,” Anna said. “We spent about two years looking for a larger piece to fit our needs.”
What they found was the former Keeler Creek Nursery, which had been defunct for more than 10 years.
The land found new life as Arcadia’s design office and landscape storage yard. After clearing dozens of trees and abandoned tires, Anna Brooks said things have been going well for the business since moving to 2721 W. Hinchman Road in March.
“We bought it about a year ago and moved in March,” Anna said. “It’s been wonderful. It’s nice having everything consolidated in one location. It’s allowed us to grow.”
The location is just a few miles south of their former storage yard at Red Arrow Place. They spent the winter rehabilitating the buildings and grounds.
Arcadia Gardens has been in operation for 26 years, but the Brooks weren’t owners until they bought out Todd’s mother in 2008.
The landscaping design company does its designs in-house. While they don’t do the normal lawn maintenance or plowing, Arcadia Gardens does custom design work on patios, retaining walls and other outdoor living spaces.
“The majority of our clients are private home owners,” Anna said. “We try to take care of all the churches in the area. We’ve been doing more and more municipalities. (Cook Nuclear Plant) is one of our biggest clients.”
Arcadia Gardens is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. While appointments are encouraged, clients can stop in.