Manager, Bradenton Big Earth Landscape Supply Store
Bradenton Big Earth Landscape Supply store manager Cliff White likes to think of his customers as family and believes in treating them that way.
For me, it’s all about helping new pros start their business and keeping old pros doing theirs well. It’s also about maintaining a great relationship with those regular customers that come in every time they have a new project their starting around the house, supporting their needs with quality products, on-time deliveries, and the legendary service we’re known for. I like to think of everyone that comes in as part of the Big Earth family.
“I've known Adam since we were kids and played soccer against one another. I was always the better player,” Cliff says with a laugh, “but we always got along great."
“I’d been working for Discount Automotive Parts as an Area Manager when his dad’s partner, Raymond Warner, came into a store, saw the awards I’d won hanging on a wall. Before I knew it I was interviewing for the position of manager of the Bradenton store. I’m devoted to this company. They’re great to work for.”
During his ten years with Big Earth, Cliff has developed a lot of product expertise, particularly with sod, mulches, and gravel. He’s also the resident expert on retaining wall blocks and stone products and happy to answer questions or give advice when asked.
In his time away from the store Cliff, his wife Tammy and daughter Brianna enjoy spending time outdoors. They spend a lot of that time taking Brianna, a budding gymnastics and tumbling star, around the state to cheerleading competitions. Only fitting for one of Big Earth’s biggest cheerleaders.
Manager, Palmetto Big Earth Landscape Supply Store
Palmetto Store Manager, Anthony, has worked at Big Earth since 2010 and has served in various roles, including Yard Person, Assistant Manager and Store Manager. Anthony has worked in both the Bradenton and Palmetto locations as store manager during his time with Big Earth.
Anthony says his favorite thing about working at Big Earth is the customers and the sense of having a work family, not just a job. During his time with Big Earth, Anthony has developed a wealth of knowledge regarding turf and ornamental care and can help with questions regarding chemicals to combat pests or disease problems in your lawn and landscape.
When he isn’t at the store, you can find Anthony fishing, exercising or tinkering with anything mechanical.
Manager, Sarasota Big Earth Landscape Supply Store
Mike started his career with Big Earth Landscape Supply in 2009 working in the yard. He was promoted to Assistant Manager and is now Manager of the Sarasota location. Mike’s family did a lot of traveling when he was a child so he was able to experience many places and types of people. Mike says "Every day is a new experience," which is why he enjoys this industry as can be seen in his philosophy.
Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - Memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.
I've been to many places, and have seen many things, but nothing is as satisfying as helping others fulfill their aspirations. That's why I love this company so much, because, while helping other people get joy from their homes, I in turn get joy out of helping them achieve their joy. It's a win-win!"
Manager, Tampa Big Earth Landscape Supply Store
Helping professionals grow their business, introducing them to and educating them on new products they should know about and helping our retail customers make the most of their investments in their landscaping and gardening projects is the most satisfying part of my job,”
Matt started at Big Earth Landscape Supply in 2004 after working in the garden center of a big box chain, getting some experience and realizing that offering the kind of personalized service he wanted to provide customers just wasn’t possible in that environment.
He started in the yard at our Bradenton store making deliveries of gravel and sod and learning all he could by talking with and picking the brains of the professionals he was coming into contact with. When an office position opened he took it, ringing up orders, taking deliveries, routing the delivery trucks and always trying to offer the best customer service experience possible.
In 2006, Matt was promoted to the Assistant Manager position at the store and began turning his attention to learning the ins and outs of what makes for a good manager. He continued to educate himself about products, soaking up all he could about everything from gravel, sod and mulch to stones and rocks, soils, tiles, pesticides and fertilizers. When the Tampa Big Earth Landscape Supply store opened in Tampa in 2008, he was the clear choice for manager, a position he’s held ever since.
Matt has been married to Autumn for six years and the couple have two children, Isaiah and Chloe. Like most little girls, two-year old Chloe enjoys shopping with her Mom while six-year old Isaiah is learning to hunt with his Dad.