The Gooding's Nursery Family
Phil is the voice you hear on the radio with our popular Landscape Planner series. He has been involved with the business his entire life. He graduated from Conotton Valley High School and continued his education at The Ohio State University. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in ornamental horticulture, he joined the firm full-time in 1983.
Phil currently handles all of the accounting operations of the firm and oversees the Retail Garden Store and does 90% of the CAD work for our landscape designs.
He is married to Debbie Gooding and they have 3 children, Steven, Abby, & Carly.
Phil has been active in industry associations, serving as President of The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association and was a recent recipient of the Association's Service Award for 2010.
He currrently sits on the Conotton Valley Local School Board
Dick is President of the firm and handles the majority of our Landscape Project sales. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Ornamental Horticulture in 1975 and moved the nursery to a full-time business adding landscape installation services. He and his wife Mary Ellen reside in New Cumberland. They have 2 children, Jessica and Josh.
He has served as president of the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association and also as president of the National Landscape Association. He currently is the American Nursery & Landscape Association's representative on the Council of Tree & Landscape Appraisers. He has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association.
He currently sits on the the Tuscarawas Valley Local School Board
Paul Coffland worked in commercial landscape maintenance in the Columbus Ohio area for 4 years and since 1998 here at Goodings. He is Production Coordinator handling scheduling for both the landscape installation and landscape maintenance crews. He handles the majority of our Landscape Maintenance Sales and also does landscape design & sales.
He graduated from Cadiz High School and then completed college at Ashland University. He is an Ohio Certified Nursery Technition.
Paul is an experienced wrestling official working both in Ohio and West Virginia. He has served as a Cadiz Councilman, on the Harrison Hills School Board, and as chairperson of the Sally Buffalo Park Board.
He and his wife, Michelle reside in Cadiz with their 3 children, Allison, Kara, & Nicholas. They are involved with St Teresa Catholic Church, Harrison Central Schools, and youth sports in Harrison County.
Kent has been building green lawns throughout the valley at Gooding's Nursery & Landscaping since 1984. He knows the lawns in this area and takes their care to heart. He gets upset when something happens to one of the lawns he is treating.
His experience is important itself, but he continues yearly to update his lawn care knowledge by attending turf seminars. As members of the Ohio Lawn Care Association and the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association, we keep up to date with current materials and lawn care practices.
Sarah Copeland, Garden Store Specialist
Sarah is THE Garden Store Specialist answering questions of all sorts. She loads mulch with the best of them and always has a smile to share. If you have stopped at the nursery in the last few years, you more than likely have met Sarah.
Sarah recently married Brent Copeland of the Bowerston area. Congratulations!
During the Christmas season you will find her helping her Dad at their Pine Ridge Tree Farm.
Chris Peebles, Landscape Maintenance Foreman
Chris has been with us for quite a few years. Currently he is our senior maintenance foreman. He and his crew do an excellent job of taking care of your landscapes. His experience allows him to do excellent pruning of all sorts of plants, the right way. He knows the normal shape and size for landscape plants and works with that knowledge to do pruning that enhances the natural while correcting problems that may be present and keeping the size under control.
He is trained in Micro-Injection and other plant healthcare techniques, so he often in on site to do disease and insect control applications.
He resides in Augusta.