It’s the fifth anniversary already of the Today’s Garden Center Revolutionary 100 list. My how time flies. It’s been gratifying to everyone who works on this magazine to see the overwhelming response we get every year to this list and how much it means to those who are on it. We see the logo in garden centers, on web pages and in print materials across the country.
The qualifications for achieving Revolutionary 100 status are fairly stringent. Garden center owners or managers complete a 48-question online survey covering just about every aspect of their businesses, including the operation’s employee training and incentive programs, customer service practices, industry activity, community stewardship, marketing activities and profitability. Points are awarded based on each response. The glory of the Revolutionary 100 list is that it’s not based on size or revenue. It’s about the Revolutionary ideas that make these retailers unique and successful. Read on for the full list and don’t forget to visit our award-winning Revolutionary100.com website for extensive descriptions, photos, video and more for each of these retailers.
Click on the links below for the winners from each region.