According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, Pat Sullivan, owner of three Sullivan Hardware & Garden stores in central Indiana, purchased the Allisonville Garden & Home in Fishers last week for $5 million with plans to expand its indoor footprint and retail offerings. Sullivan’s Hardware & Garden is a 2019 Top 100 IGC.
After more than 40 years as the nursery’s founder and owner, Jeff Gatewood, 65, decided last fall to retire and put his 5-acre business at 11405 Allisonville Road up for sale. Following the transaction, the business is called Allisonville Garden & Home by Sullivan.
As Gatewood plots a move to the country and perhaps running a Christmas tree farm, Sullivan is gearing up to make significant changes without straying from the nursery’s core offerings.