Capital Trees' partnership with James River Nurseries has been extraordinary.  You willingness to work alongside us as CT (Capital Trees) negotiated the contracts with the City of Richmond and CSX was unlike anything I've experienced in the business world.  Had you not been willing to take a chance on us, working so closely with Keith and Meg, to line up railroad insurance and subcontractors, price and procure plants, and have everything ready and waiting for the word that we had those contracts, we never would have made such a great show in time for the UCI races.  I will never forget that you had boots on the ground the day after the contract was signed.  Your willingness to continue to value-engineer and work as a true partner is what has made Richmond (and Virginia!) take notice and the Low Line what it is today.

Jeanette McKittrick
Capital Trees

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For 25 years, Mike Hildebrand and James River Nurseries have provided top quality materials, installation and follow-up for all of Realty Ventures Group’s real estate projects. He and his fabulous staff have also done work at my personal residence. Over all these years, Mike and James River Nurseries have performed superbly providing the very highest quality service. I can enthusiastically recommend Mike Hildebrand and James River Nurseries for all your landscaping needs.

Richard W. Nuckols, President
Realty Ventures Group, Inc.

For over 25 years, James River Nurseries has been a key business partner to HHHunt Communities. Their vast knowledge and experience of landscape design and maintenance, high quality of materials, creativity, competitive pricing and consistent aim for excellence has been integral to the success of our master planned communities. But even above their superb products and services, it is their talented and dedicated people have made James River Nurseries the clear choice for HHHunt.

Daniel T. Schmitt, President
HHHunt Communities

Dear Mike,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding work you and your company has done for Windsor Business Park, Building VII. The beautiful landscaping that your company provided has made our business park one of the nicest landscaped business parks in the area.

Your workforce and the expertise they bring to the job have made our office park a beautiful place to come to each workday. Our company appreciates the quality of the plant material your company provides at a competitive price. Most which is grown locally.

You and your men are always available when problems develop providing solutions to correct expediently. Windsor Business Park is very fortunate to have James River Nursery handle our landscaping needs.

For Windsor Business Park the most important benefit received from using James River Nursery is the landscaping helps attract new tenants to our park even when the economy has slowed. The second most important benefit for using your company is the quality of material received making the finish product the best money will buy. Not only did we receive value for the dollar we received a life-long friend. Thank you.

John S. Frost
Construction/Property Manager
Windsor Business Park

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Of all the contractors, subcontractors and vendors with whom I have worked over the last 25 years, Mike Hildebrand and his firm--James Rivers Nurseries are at the top of the list.

When it comes to providing top of the line quality materials with the best possible service and then backing it up with an unconditional guaranty, no individual or company can compare.

James River Nurseries performance has been dependable and consistent through the years despite the changing markets or economic times. Mike is always accessible and he willingly attends to smallest detail. James River’s employees are not satisfied until the customer is pleased and that means everyone—owner, tenant, and/or visitor.

James River’s landscape designs, installations and follow up always exceeded our firm’s expectations. While managing Trammell Crow Company’s and Childress Klein Properties’ operations in Virginia, I consistently heard from our regional and national management teams how much nicer our properties’ landscaping looked upon project completion.

Mike helped us set the bar of expectations high while helping us hold to a tight budget. Not only do we consider James River Nurseries a valued and trusted business partner, we have enjoyed our friendships built with Mike and his team through the years.

We wholeheartedly recommend James River Nurseries and Mike Hildebrand!

Charles Macfarlane
Managing Member
Macfarlane Partners, LLC