Local business matters to VantageOne, and it always has. We have been committed to helping grow our members, local businesses and communities since 1944.

As part of our commitment to supporting local businesses, our commercial services team is highlighting some of our outstanding local business members. This month we are shining the spotlight on Nicholas Alexander’s Home & Garden to share more about their business and how VantageOne Credit Union has helped them grow.

Tell us a bit about your business, and history.
Nicholas Alexander is a full service landscape design/build, landscape maintenance and Garden Centre firm! We offer a wide array of services which sets us apart from other companies! Nicholas Alexander Landscaping was started in the Fall of 2014 and has continued to grow from a three person operation to over 25 employees today. Since 2014 we added the addition of the Garden Centre, which opened the Spring of 2017. With years of experience between the staff member’s and the owner Nick, it also is run out of the same facility where Nicholas grew up in and his parents Scott & Juanita operated Art Knapp Plantland for nearly 30 years!

What do you love most about being in Vernon?
The ability to have the four seasons at our fingertips, Vernon has so much to offer and we are so close to everything! It is a growing community and people want to call Vernon their home, I think this is great for all business moving forward as it is such a desirable place to live! The small town community vibe continues to play a huge part for small business across Vernon!

If you could give one piece of advice to new business owners or those thinking of starting a business what would it be?
Be sure to really dig in, immerse yourself into the city and do your market research, know what your niche will be and go for it! Join the Chamber of Commerce, network and meet like minded people. Have a good bank that will stand behind you, work with you and grow with you!

How has VantageOne helped you start, succeed in or grow your business?
VantageOne has been a monumental step for us to grow our business. With the down to earth, small town personal touch they have been able to help us with our financial banking needs. By offering a one stop shop we were able to move our banking over successfully from a larger bank and were able to offer us so much more to help us grow our business! With our business growing so fast, they stepped in and made it happen!

To learn more about Nicholas Alexander’s Home & Garden, visit their website here: https://nicholasalexanderhomegarden.com/.