Meet the Team


ChipChip Ford – Certified Plant Professional & Centers Operations Manager

Degrees from NCSU include Ornamentals and Landscape Technology as well as Turf and Grass Management                                                   Business Administration degree from Wake Tech

Chip has over 30 years knowledge of plants and installations. As Operations Manager, Chip schedules your landscape jobs, tree installations, and deliveries. Behind the scenes Chip is growing and purchasing quality perennials, waterplants, trees, and shrubs to fill the garden center.

Chip – “I choose to work for Garden Supply Company for the unique plants and gift items. It’s also a fun place to work, and the people are like family. Fifteen years with the company has really flown by.”




Jay Stolz-  Gardener, Florist and Container Designer

 Graduate from University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Botany   

Jay- “After 30 years of owning a full service florist, in northern New Jersey, my wife  Elin and I relocated to Raleigh area for a slower life style and Carolina Blue Sky. Still having the passion to create and  love for flowers and plants, I found Garden Supply was a wonderful place to express myself. I am starting my 4th spring season and time fly’s by when your having fun. With my customer service experience, I assist our customers with plant selection, garden design, and overall plant health concerns. I especially enjoy designing containers. So if you have a desire to fill your containers or choose one from our newest selection, stop in and we can have fun selecting the right plants and colors . I really enjoy meeting all our customers and share in the excitement of flowers and plants. I’m a very fortunate person to have the opportunity to continue my passion of flowers and plants.  Gardening keeps me grounded.”