Southwest Nursery has been in continuous operation since 1940. During that time there have been 4 changes in ownership. Curtis Taber, the 3rd owner, began employment with Southwest in 1964. He grew up farming in Van Horn, Texas and received a degree in Agronomy from Texas A&M University. Through out the late 60's and 70's he worked as a Landscape Architect installing landscapes all over Dallas/Ft. Worth and North Texas. In 1980 he purchased the nursery outright and moved it to its current location on Sandy Lake Road in Carrollton.
In 1983 Curtis opened up Southwest at its present location and thus began a new era. Southwest started in Carrollton with 6 acres and operated retail, wholesale and landscape installation. As a Landscape Architect, Curtis learned how difficult it was for a Landscape Professional to find unique and quality material for their clients. His dream was to own a "one-stop" landscape nursery. It was to be a place where everything a person needed or wanted could be found. Through out the 80's and 90's, Southwest grew in acreage, products and staff...it worked tirelessly to achieve that goal. By the end of the 90's, Southwest was operating on 27 acres and employed 50 people. It quickly was becoming known by the community as the premiere nursery supplying the largest selection and highest quality plants available.
In 1999, Curtis retired and his son Steve took over operations. Serving the needs of Landscape Professionals had become the central focus of Southwest. On January 1, 2000, Steve began operations as Southwest Wholesale Nursery and thus began another era of the nursery. Since that time, Southwest Wholesale has added more products and services with the desire to increase their ability to serve the Landscape Professional.
Today, Southwest Wholesale operates on 40 acres and employs 90 people. We operate with a hands-on mentality and work daily on our ability to supply the Landscape Professional with products and services required to complete their jobs. Many of Southwest's employees have celebrated 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of employment with Southwest Wholesale Nursery. This says more about our company than anything else.