"Creation Gardens is a very unique company that has been bringing outstanding quality and value to its customers over the past nine years," Russ Wingo, director of sales and marketing for the group observed. "Creation Gardens cares about a customer's needs. They have proven that they will do whatever it takes to make the customer satisfied with their service. They are a great match for Produce Alliance."
Joe Collier, director of distribution for the group added: "We are impressed with their attention to the customer. Creation Gardens will help Produce Alliance reach a growing customer base in the Kentucky markets as well as parts of Tennessee."
Creation Gardens, headquartered in Louisville, KY, carries a complete line of specialty items as well as all of the major commodities and value added foodservice items.
"When we built our business model, we asked the customers what they wanted," Ron Turnier, president of the distributorship, explained. "This led Creation Gardens to the trademark signature 'What Chefs Want!' This phrase has been our guiding light."
In the fifth year of running the 100-year-old family ice business, Turnier purchased a one-man produce company with sales of $300,000. Company assets were three reach-in coolers and a mini van. The expanded company first marketed specialty produce