Each month, I introduce you to another business in our Siena Round Rock neighborhood owned and operated by Siena residents, sharing with you not just what service that business provides, but also why they do what they do and help you connect with your neighbors. This month, Jose Luis Cantu and Maria Cantu shares with us their business, Cantu Nursery & Landscape. Enjoy reading this and if you looking to spruce up your landscaping this spring, I recommend Jose Luis Cantu and Maria Cantu with Cantu Nursery & Landscape!
What does your business do or what services do you provide?
Cantu Nursery & Landscape is a family owned and operated business serving Austin and surrounding cities. We have a fully stocked nursery where we offer customers native perennials, cacti, succulents, native trees and shrubs, as well as palm trees and outdoor décor. Customers have the options of purchasing the plants/trees and planting themselves, or hiring Cantu Nursery to install their new plants. We offer services such as new flower bed creations, dry creeks, sod installation, irrigation, as well as masonry work including outdoor kitchens, patios, retaining walls and fire places.
Can you give some history of your business?
Cantu Nursery & Landscape began in 2008 as Cantu Imports. We focused on the sale of pottery items such as clay pots, chimeneas, and talavera décor. After the neighboring nursery business closed its doors, we opened up the nursery side of the business. The business and our customers spoke to us and we started to incorporate the service side of the business to make the purchasing process easier for our customers. If a tree was too big for a customer to plant, we were there to help.
What motivates you in your business?
Our biggest motivators are our customers. Striving to be better for them is always our number one goal. My wife and I have always loved nature and the beautiful colors of the garden, so when the opportunity arose to help other people create a getaway oasis in their backyards, we quickly jumped on it. We love creating a space in people’s backyards where they can enjoy family time and share experiences from the comfort of their home.
What do you think sets your business apart?
I would say that one thing that sets us apart is the personal treatment we offer our customers. We’re a small company, but we strive to be there every step of the way for our customers. From that initial visit where we go over the vision with our customers, to personalizing their plans to fit their needs, and making the necessary adjustments based on budget and overall expectation. Building a relationship with our customers is essential because we’re able to understand exactly what they’re looking for and it allows us to better serve them. As a team, we try to be accessible, and provide our customers with quality plants and trees along with great customer service.
Why did you choose Siena as your home?
We knew we wanted a home close to our business but we weren’t sure if we wanted a brand new house or an older house. We knew the area was growing so we were excited about that, but also we liked the peacefulness of the surroundings. We are very happy we chose Siena!
How can residents of Siena best get in touch with you?
First, come see us at 3223 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664! We on on I-35, between Louis Henna Blvd and Greenlawn Blvd. Email is always a great way to get in touch with us. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can call us in our office at (512) 990-2607 and visit our website at CantuImports.com. If you are on Facebook, we’d love to connect with you on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CantuNursery.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I would like to encourage neighbors to support local businesses. Not just Cantu Nursery, but if there’s a local coffee shop, or book store, or any other small business, I encourage you to show your support and consequently help strengthen the community. Know that by doing so, you might gain everlasting friendships, and above all, you’ll be supporting someone’s dream.