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Meet Paul Pingitore of Richard’s Garden Center in Deer Valley area

Today we’d like to introduce you to Paul Pingitore.

Paul, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
We grew up in the business with the families Green Spot Garden Center that started in 1973.
Our father always wanted to open a Garden City. A diverse shopping center that capitalized on outdoor and around the home items. His ultimate goal was to have it right next to the freeway. To this day we continue to grow with new ideas while incorporating and expanding upon that dream.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
We’ve had constantly changing freeway entrances, went through one of the worst economical downfalls in history, and worst of all, the loss of our parents before their prime.

Richard’s Garden Center – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We specialize in growing and scouting out many uncommon Edibles, Natives and hard to find Plants. As licensed contractors we also specialize in watering system repair and installation. We take pride in being able to do something we enjoy and spend time with family while doing it.

Our years of experience since we were kids in our father’s Green Spot Garden Center has made us knowledgeable when it comes to growing and care of all kinds of plants, and many other garden and outdoor related things we enjoy. One of the many things that set us apart is our diversity, as there is something here everyone: plants, portable buildings, playsets, trampolines, yard decor, pottery, garden tools, soils, seeds, organic/natural chemicals, etc.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Seeing the return customers. Hearing how they enjoyed the experience, or want us to help them continue their pursuit of building their perfect garden or outdoor escape.

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