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Founded in 1983, Stinchcomb Associates, Inc. works as a third party nursery service throughout the midwest, northeast, and central areas of The United States of America. We are a full-service garden merchandising firm that works to keep garden centers full of healthy plants at Home Depot stores nationwide
Stinchcomb Associates provides full-service garden center merchandising for container trees, shrubs, roses, bulbs, and other seasonal items. We set up displays, change items seasonally, and help maximize plant sales.
David Stinchcomb founded the service side of Stinchcomb with his father Jim, in 1983. A lifetime in the horticulture industry, Stinchcomb was one of the originators of servicing stores for growers. Stinchcomb saw the issues for growers and needs of stores and found a way to bridge that gap and drive profitable sales for both sides. Stinchcomb has worked with most every major grower throughout his career. Stinchcomb spends the bulk of his time servicing and hands on training in stores "I love being in stores and around the plants, see what's selling, and how customers are trending". David and his wife Sandy live in Lakeside Ohio, they are very active in their church and have a Christian mission and orphanage in Haiti they are part of.
VP of Marketing & Merchandising
I grew up in the industry learning from my dad and grandfather on the sales and independent garden center side. As a kid I was around plants daily and was the start of my horticulture education.
I then went to Coastal Carolina University to study marketing. After 4 years in South Carolina for school, I moved directly to Chicago to begin my career and focus on building the in-store service program; and have lived in Chicago since the spring/summer of 2005.
My travels covering stores have taken me from the Canadian border in Minnesota to the Mexican border in Texas, through Louisiana & Florida, to New York City and all over the Midwest.
When I’m not traveling and in stores I keep busy with my soon to be 5 year old son, Fisher. We enjoy playing sports and attending sporting events, traveling, spending time with family, and being near the beach and water whenever we can.
VP of Marketing & Merchandising
I have been in the Horticulture Industry for the past 10 years. Started with Stinchcomb as a Merchandiser in 08 in the KC market and shortly after became an Area Manager. Was with the company for 3 years, also holding the positions of Inventory & Quality Control Manager as well as Farm Manager at the Nursery in Ohio and Regional Manager in the St. Louis Market through that period of time.
Due to changes in the industry at the time I had left the company for 6 years. In that time period was still in the industry holding multiple Regional Merchandising Management positions with Glenn Walter’s Nursery and Berry Family Nurseries/Zelenka Farms throughout Chicago, St. Louis, & Kansas City Home Depot Markets and on the Lowe’s Account for one year with Zelenka covering IN, IL, MO, KS, OK, AR, Albuquerque NM, & El Paso TX.
I reconnected with the Stinchcomb’s and came back to the company in August of 2016 and couldn’t be happier. My main role is VP of Marketing & Merchandising. I oversee our business in 101 Home Depots across, Chicago, Central, IL, and St. Louis Markets and also help in gaining new business contracts.
My wife Julie, our dog yadi, and I live in St. Peters, MO. Some of our favorite hobbies are boating and traveling.
VP of Marketing & Merchandising
As Vice President of the Eastern Division, Donna Hribal oversees the operations of 169 retail locations from New York to Maryland and provides strategic management support for Stinchcomb Associates. Donna brings more than two decades of experience in the Green Industry. She spent the last 16 years with Stinchcomb Associates building the company into the powerhouse that it is today.
Previous to her role at Stinchcomb Associates, Donna worked for Agra Marketing for five years as an Account Manager for The Home Depot, representing the interests of multiple product lines.
Donna brings a wealth of talent and experience. She studied at West Liberty State College in Wheeling, West Virginia and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Donna is passionate about constructing an environment for her employees and the growers they service that utilizes the building blocks that Jim and Dave laid with their vision for the future of Stinchcomb Associates.
Director of Operations and Finance
I came to Stinchcomb Associates in October of 2017. I came from a retail background where I was an Operations Manager for 11 years, Loss Prevention Agent, and traveled to train newly hired Operation Managers. I have a degree in Dental Laboratory Technology. My goal is to bring a lot of energy to the company with new and exciting things for our employees and merchants! My job will be to support all areas of the business where needed and to help run the operations and finance part of Stinchcomb Associates! I have been a hockey coach for 27 years, coaching all age groups since I was 19 years old. I was the Head Hockey Coach at Lakewood High School for 6 years located on the west side of Cleveland. I have three children ages 16-24, three step children, six grandkids (one due in March), and my wife Yvonne for seven years!
Melissa Graham is the Chief Financial Officer of Stinchcomb Associates. In this role, Melissa works within all facets of the organization, providing structure and assistance for employees at every level. Melissa is uniquely suited to this role as she has grown with the company, working in multiple positions and gaining an understanding for each as she worked her way up through the ranks.
Melissa carries not only an understanding for Stinchcomb Associates as a whole, but has worked to broaden her knowledge of the industry through her studies in Business Management at Bowling Green State University and Ashland University.
A proud Ohio native, Melissa resides in Sandusky with her husband Jim, where they are both active members of the community. She serves on the board of the Erie County Fair as director and has been known to enjoy her fare share of tractor pulls.
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