Colorado Springs, Oct. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After almost 50 years in business, Pioneer Landscape Centers (formerly Pioneer Sand) has launched a major expansion and is remaking its stores into luxury Landscape Centers with a new focus on DIY landscapers and enthusiasts.
Pioneer Landscape Centers’ new homeowner-centric retail concept will be unveiled at 10 locations by the end of the year, including this weekend (October 14-15) at the Northpark location in west Colorado Springs. The grand re-opening of the Northpark store includes a weekend of customer specials, exciting new product offerings and fun activities for all ages.
“Colorado Springs will always be special to us, because this is the city where our company got its start 50 years ago,” said CEO Sagi Cohen. “Under our unique new Pioneer Landscape Centers approach, do-it-yourselfers and professionals will find inspirational ideas, direct-to-customer savings and the best product selection in the industry.”
The Northpark Pioneer Landscape Centers store is part of the company’s remarkable legacy and we are proud of all it represents. The location is among the first of Pioneer’s 30 retail outlets in Colorado and Arizona to undergo a transformation that highlights outdoor-living products and landscaping materials while improving the shopping experience for homeowners and speeding the buying process for contractors.
“We will continue to be the first choice for contractors, but we are expanding our focus, offering products and services with the homeowner in mind. We want them to feel comfortable coming in on a weekend with their family, to find inspiration, and to have the time and help to discover exactly what they want,” Cohen added. “This new store concept is dedicated to outdoor living, which includes everything homeowners will need to turn their yard into an outdoor space that can become an extension of their home.”
Founded in Colorado Springs in 1968, Pioneer has grown into one of the largest retail landscape suppliers in the country. Cohen is leading the company’s expansion into the growing outdoor-living market to capitalize on homeowner interest in remaking outdoor spaces and intends to take the Pioneer Landscape Centers brand into new markets as well.
Visitors to the grand re-opening of the Northpark store (5000 Northpark Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80918) can enter to win a $150 VISA® Rewards Card and other great prizes, and enjoy special discounts of 15% off on all purchases, excluding Manager’s Specials, all weekend (visitors to other Pioneer Centers can receive discounts of up to 10% off all purchases, excluding Manager’s Specials, on Oct. 14 and 15).
On Saturday, visitors are invited to grill out with Pioneer and chill with Y96.9 — Colorado’s Hit Country. The entire family will enjoy face-painting, crafts, and other fun-filled activities from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Product highlights at the 7-acre Northpark Pioneer Landscape Centers location include: decorative rocks, outdoor décor such as fountains, ceramic pots, and fire pits, outdoor lighting, patio and wall systems, natural stones, garden bed materials and edging, and artificial turf. Customers will also discover a nearly 6,000-square foot outdoor Pioneer Marketplace and Inspiration Center featuring displays and samples of the most popular landscaping materials and outdoor-living products, and discounts of up to 50% in the Manager’s Special section. New electric carts allows Pioneer experts to offer their expertise and answer questions while touring homeowners through the distribution center.
Homeowners will also find professional staff whose focus on superior customer service means they are willing to do anything from helping with project ideas to loading customers’ vehicles.
Changes at the Northpark Pioneer Landscape Centers location aren’t just for homeowners. A new contractors “Fast Lane” will cut the time to order, pay for, and load materials down from about 25 minutes to 10 minutes or less.
“Contractors know what they want and need to get in and out and get back to work,” Cohen said. “The ‘Fast Lane’ allows contractors to get what they need in a hurry while homeowners can explore as long as they need to and not feel rushed.”
As the owner and operator of 30 retail outlets, two production facilities, 23 quarries, and a fleet of nearly 200 trucks, Pioneer eliminates the middle man and provides unmatched choices.
“Restaurants would call what we do ‘Farm to Table,’ and homeowners who visit us are going to discover what the professionals already know: This approach allows us to carry the largest product assortment in the industry — we like to say more than 3000 products compared to the 50 or so found in DIY or big box store – and pass the savings on to our customers,” Cohen said. “Landscape supplies and accessories is what we do for a living — and we can do it better than anyone else.”
Established in Colorado Springs in 1968, Pioneer has become the leading fully integrated manufacturer and distributor of landscape, hardscape, and outdoor living products in the United States. With 30 retail locations across Arizona and Colorado, 23 quarries, and two production plants, no other landscape materials company is better suited to crafting outdoor lifestyles for everyone — from homeowners to contractors.
Every Pioneer location is tailored such that any person can come away with great ideas to help them imagine and create a personal outdoor paradise of their own. All locations carry nearly 3,000 landscape product materials with an extraordinary variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Top-quality products assist contractors and homeowners tackle any size project.
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CONTACT: Curtis Hubbard Pioneer Landscape Center 3039082378 email@example.com