About Us

Our Story

We are a family-owned and operated business that began in Union City, Indiana with Dan Wasson Sr. Dan was offered the opportunity to purchase a small nursery after being its sole employee for only seven weeks, and in June of 1977, Wasson Nursery was born.

Continuing to grow year after year, one piece of equipment at a time, what started as a one man operation has grown into a company of over 60 employees. In March of 2006, Wasson Nursery expanded its retail operations from Union City to Muncie with the opening of the Wasson Nursery Express. Then, in 2007, Muncie operations continued to grow with the opening of a large nursery and greenhouse complex in Muncie on county road 500 West.

Throughout our history, Wasson has been more than just the name on our signs–it represents a set of core values that drive the work we do: integrity, craftsmanship, and the best price for the highest quality. And family is still something we value: Dan’s sons Danny and Bob are now the managers of Wasson Nursery’s two retail locations, and the company still boasts a core group of other Wasson family members.

With our combined experience and expertise, we offer a wide range of services, including modern landscape design, complete property layouts, brick walks, patios, outdoor living and entertaining areas, detailed lawn care services, tree spraying, lawn mowing, and landscape maintenance. We also welcome you to visit one of our two full-service garden centers and experience the finest plants and flowers as well as a wide selection of stone and landscaping supplies.

Mission

“Our Family creates beautiful outdoor spaces for your family to fall in love with.”
– The Wasson Family

Our Values

Family

We care about our colleagues and customers.

Quality

We take personal accountability for doing excellent work, and taking care of our facilities and equipment.

Ownership

We act honestly in the best interest of the company and our customers.

Dependability

We always do what we say we will do.

Teamwork

We will proactively communicate with positive intent.

Hard Work

Every job, all the time.

Meet Our Team

Owners

Dan Wasson Sr.

CEO

Biography

After graduating high school, Dan joined the marine core for 3 years as jet engine mechanic. After the marines, he went to Ball State University on the GI bill as a math major.  After junior year, he met an old man who owned a small one-man nursery in Union City who offered him a job.  After only working there for 7 weeks, the old man wanted Dan to buy the nursery from him.  Dan went to the bank to get a loan to buy this man’s nursery.  The banker also had a small nursery, and made Dan a deal.  The banker would give him the loan to buy the nursery if Dan also bought his nursery.  Dan bought both nurseries, made them one and named the company Wasson Nursery in June of 1977.  Wasson Nursery started out with just 4 employees.  From there the company grew continuously.  In spring 2006, the Wasson Nursery Express was opened in Muncie.  The Express was run by Dan’s sons, Bob and Dan Jr.  Dan then purchased Ritchey’s greenhouses in fall 2007 and started building the current Muncie office.  The Muncie office opened in spring 2008.  Since then, the business has grown exponentially.

Carol Wasson

Owner

Biography

Carol and Dan Sr. grew up in Union City together and were married in 1979.  Carol has been at Dan’s side from the beginning of the business.  She started by growing perennials and roses, and for 38 years has expanded and improved that aspect of the business.  She also works in the Union City garden center helping answer questions for customers.  Carol attended Vincennes University and Ball State University for degrees in chemical engineering.  Carol’s other job is plein air painting, particularly contemporary realism.  She is an award winning Indiana artist.  She is also an inspiration for the Wasson team because she has been able to successfully manage work, family, and her Type 1 diabetes since the age of 18.

Dan Wasson Jr.

President of Landscape Services

Biography

Daniel has worked in the landscaping industry his whole life.  He has worked in every aspect of the business – from being on the crews building the landscapes to being in the office designing.  Daniel attended Ball State University and graduated with a degree in business administration in 2003.  After college, he started designing and selling landscape projects.  He finds it easy to sell designs when he spent a lot of time building them. His design specialty is outdoor living spaces – patios, outdoor kitchens, and lighting.  Daniel is in charge of all landscape services for the Muncie and Indianapolis area.  He spends his spare time with his beautiful wife, Danielle, and his daughter, Sonora.

Bob Wasson

President of Operations

Biography

Bob has been a part of the Wasson team his entire life.  He attended Ball State University and got his degree in finance in 2005.  In 2006, the Wasson Express opened for business with him and his brother Daniel in charge.  Bob went back to school for a Masters degree in Business Administration at Ball State University and graduated in 2009.  After receiving this degree, he worked in the corporate world (Edward Jones) for 2 years.  He then came back to Wasson Nursery to run the business operations side of the Muncie extension of Wasson Nursery.  Bob is in charge of advertising, garden center retail, and the day-to-day runnings of the company.

Jon Pardieck

Co-Owner Fishers

Biography

Jon has had a passion for landscape & outdoor living his whole life.  He first met the Wasson family in 2005 when Dan Jr. left a door hanger on the new home he & his wife had just built in Muncie.  Well, that door hanger led to a great customer for the Wasson family, which also formed into friendships between the 2 families & Jon became an owner/partner in the Fishers location when that property was purchased in 2015.  Jon received his degree in accounting from Ball State in 1989 & has since moved on to owning & operating various businesses.  Jon shares in the management and operations in Fishers.

Fishers Indiana

Garden Center

Jenna Granger

Office Manager

Biography

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Meghan Flegal

Garden Center Manager

Biography

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Matt Irvin

Nursery Manager

Biography

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Jared Johnson

Outdoor Living Consultant

Biography

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Betsy Cochran

Container Design

Biography

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Beth Clark

Nursery Assistant

Biography

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Bernie Wasson

Human Resources

Biography

Bernie graduated from Barkeley University in 2016 with a degree in Human Resources. He is passionate about squeaky objects, long walks with dad, and helping people. He excels at keeping all of our office humans very happy.

Muncie Indiana

Garden Center

Marnie Tupling

Perennial Manager

Biography

Marnie graduated from Purdue University in 2009 with a degree in Landscape Horticulture and Design.  Before working for Wasson Nursery, she worked for a Landscaping company in Indianapolis.  She started working for Wasson’s in July 2013 in the Perennials division. She spends her spare time with her husband, Chris, and her son, Lucas.

Mike McDaniel

Personal Groundskeeping

Biography

Mike graduated from Ball State University in 1974 with a degree in business.  Before working for Wasson Nursery, he worked for nurseries in the Indianapolis area.  He has been involved in horticulture since 1970.  Mike started working for Wassons in the winter of 2013 and has been in charge of the Personal Groundskeeper Program since then.  He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing tennis.

Gina Wasson

Office Manager

Biography

After high school, Gina started working at Union City Body Company as the service parts manager.   She began working at Wasson Nursery for her brother-in-law, Dan Sr., in 1991.  She is currently the office manager and head of the accounting department.  Gina loves to travel, is very family oriented, and loves spending as much time with her family as possible.  She has been married to Dave Wasson for 33 years, and together they have four children, 3 son-in-laws, and one grandson, Mack, whom they love very much.

Chuck Bow

Lot Manager

Biography

Chuck graduated from Ivy Tech in 1979.  Before working for Wasson Nursery, he owned his own mowing business, Turfmaster, for over 25 years.  He joined the Wasson team in December of 2011 and has added to the Wasson Experience with his 25+ years of green industry experience and knowledge.

Jason Russell

Lawn and Tree Care Director

Biography

Jason started in the green industry out of high school and have over 20 years of experience in lawn and tree care through out the midwest specializing in customer service.  When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his two sons and wife.  

Jessica May

Landscape Specialist

Biography

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Justin Bow

Mowing Manager

Biography

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Corbin Huffer

Landscape Designer

Biography

Corbin graduated from Ball State University in 2106, with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Construction Management. He started with being an intern for Wasson Nursery transitioning to a full-time employee in July of 2016.  He enjoys being outside and having a good time, and bringing a smile to others.

Zach Yeagy

Controller

Union City Indiana

Garden Center

Dave Wasson

Landscape Designer

Biography

After high school, Dave attended Ball State University.  He then started working in the construction business, remodeling and building homes.  He started working at Wasson Nursery, for his brother Dan Sr., in 1983.  Dave has worked in every aspect of the nursery and landscaping business; from supervising jobs, to working in the green houses, to installing brick patios and walls.  Dave now works full-time as a landscape designer.  He is actively involved in the South Salem Christian Church, and has coached junior high basketball for over 20 years.  In his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Gina, four children, and especially his grandson, Mack.

Devon Wasson

Manager

Biography

Devon has been working with his brothers since 1990.  Before being a part of the Wasson team, he worked at Westinghouse for 25 years.  He enjoys watching sports, working with his church youth group, reading, and traveling.

Jeremy Welch

Lawn & Tree Care

Biography

After high school, Jeremy started working at Wasson Nursery in 1993 by taking care of the property.  He was then on the landscape crews for a few years before getting into lawncare and treecare.  He became the lawncare and treecare manager three years ago and has loved it.

Jeanie Stammen

Assistant Manager

Biography

Jeanie has been on the Wasson team for 20 years.  During that time she has done everything from landscape graphics to clerical work.  Her love of people makes her perfect for working with Wasson’s.  In her spare time, Jeanie enjoys golfing, reading, traveling, and spending time with her kids and grandchildren.

Sara Stocksdale

Assistant Office Manager | Landscape Designer

Biography

Sara graduated from Ohio State University ATI in 2007.  Before working with Wasson’s, she worked as a landscape design assistant for a nursery in Ohio.  She then started working for Wasson’s in 2013.  She loves working with plants and helping people make their homes beautiful.  In her spare time, Sara enjoys spending time with family & friends, being by the pool, golfing, snowmobiling, and going on vacations.

Locations

MUNCIE

Address: 3737 N. 500 West Muncie IN 47304
Phone: 765-759-9000
Email: bob@wassonnursery.com
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8a-7p | Sunday: 10a - 5p

UNION CITY

Address: 1000 W Chestnut St, Union City, IN 47390
Phone: 765.964.3477
Email: info@wassonnursery.com
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8a-5p | Sunday: 10a-5p

FISHERS

Address: 13279 E. 126th St. Fishers, IN 46037
Phone: (317) 770-3321 Email: jenna@wassonnursery.com Hours: Monday - Saturday: 8a-8p | Sunday 10a - 6p
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