In 1978, Sally Munroe and James Gill joined as partners to design and install residential and commercial landscapes in the Corpus Christi area. They soon consolidated their partnership by marriage and moved their growing landscape business out of their backyard. The Airline Road Nursery was opened to serve retail customers in 1979, and a second nursery was opened in a converted gas station on South Alameda in 1987.
“Successfully running a small business isn’t easy, but we enjoy the challenge and celebrate our successes. One of the greatest rewards has been in the unique relationships that develop between small business owners, employees, and customers. In serving, we are served. By valuing our associates and our customers, we are able to value ourselves. And on top of that, plants and gardening are so darn much fun! How lucky is that!”
– Sally & James Gill
Words from our customers
OWNER & LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
PRODUCTION & FACILITY MANAGER
Our Garden Center Staff
Garden Center Manager
Garden Center Asst. Manager
Cody grew up in Lookout, California before moving to Corpus Christi to attend TAMU CC. He recently graduated with a degree in criminal justice and is pursuing a career in law enforcement. When he’s not taking care of customers and plants in the garden center, Cody reloads his own ammunition and spends time at the gun range.
A San Antonio native, Joshua joined the Gill’s team in Spring 2019, and he came highly recommended! He is a recent graduate of TAMU CC with a degree in art. He enjoys creating interactive pottery that grabs your attention and draws you in.
As a current Marketing major at TAMU CC, Maggie is on her way to opening her own real estate business one day. She’s always loved plants, too! Maggie grew up helping her dad with landscaping projects and now she’s quickly broadening her plant knowledge here in the Garden Center.
Our Landscape Department Staff
Landscape Design Assistant
Landscape Design Assistant
As a former videographer in the Marine Corps, Anthony has a great eye. He likes starting a new landscape from scratch and seeing the transformation into something totally new and different. He also likes to go on adventures and travel to see new places!
As our newest member of the landscape team, Brandon is enjoying learning all about creating landscapes. His favorite part so far is installing new grass and placing plants. When he’s not out working hard with the Gill’s crew, he’s spending time with his two daughters.
Harry, having owned his own lawn maintenance business since 2015, joined our garden center team in 2018. Now he’s transitioned to our landscape department where he works on installations and is learning landscape design. He is also working on his Business Administration degree at Del Mar College. His hobbies include bird hunting & kayak fishing.
Tony joined our landscape team in 2018 and hit the ground running! With his carpentry background, he’s becoming an expert at installing new landscapes and creating bed shapes. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and playing guitar with his brother Kevin, who is a long-time landscape pro here at Gill’s as well!
Our Core Values
Quality of Work
We are always looking for exceptional people and are happy to take your application. Please print out an application and turn in at one of our stores.