51 Years In the Making
In the summer 1971, Franz Witte (yes, the man himself) started a Boise landscaping company. No nursery, no maintenance department, just a young man and his aspirations to build and install awesome landscapes. What started as a summer job turned into one of Idaho’s most successful landscape, maintenance, and garden center companies.
In 1985, Franz Witte’s wife, Vicki, placed an order for 100 pink plastic lawn flamingos. Alas the flamingos showed up and to everyone’s surprise they arrived in pairs… 200 lawn flamingos later, Seneca Hull, President of Franz Witte decided the flamingo would make a perfect logo and that’s why we call it our mascot today!
The company was founded by Franz Witte and a college friend
Purchased in 1978 by Franz Witte and his friend.
Retail nursery added—offering a unique selection of trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials
The flamingos showed up and became our official mascot
Company was incorporated as Franz Witte Landscape Contracting, Inc.
McCall location was established
Seneca Hull became president and partner
Glade Burlingame and Danny Turner became partners
Joe Gruber and Dave Jedry became partners
Nampa property was purchased and Cory Whiney became a partner (McCall)
New location groundbreaking and construction begins
State Street closed and Nampa headquarters and garden center opened
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