RMI Success Stories

Sedona Creek Home & Garden

Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Mark Clark’s willingness to get his hands dirty turned his love of plants and landscaping into a blooming business called Sedona Creek Home & Garden.

Mark started a small landscaping business in his spare time eight years ago. As his business grew, so too did Mark’s dream of expanding products and services. Today, he is a certified landscape designer and with the help of 504 financing from RMI, Sedona Creek was born.

As a long-time customer of Commerce Bank in Poplar Bluff, Mo., Mark felt confident when bank President Bill Brandt introduced him to RMI in 2006. Mark and his wife, Terri, quickly realized the attractive interest rates and terms the 504 Loan Program offered were perfect for them.

Sedona Creek Home & Garden has grown into a nursery and garden center offering landscape design, a gift shop and full-service florist, statuary, pools, spas, waterfalls, irrigation systems, and a drive-through fertilizer and feed store.

“Our 504 Loan from RMI gave us the opportunity to do what we wanted to do, on a scale that made sense for us. We had other financing options, but when I compared interest rates, it was obvious that RMI was the way to go. It was a very smooth process.”

Mark’s 504 Loan from RMI provided the capital to realize his dream of a combination nursery, garden center and gift shop. Today, Sedona Creek employs 10 full-time employees and several part-time seasonal workers. Currently, Mark is busy setting up an office in Springfield, Mo., to accommodate his rapidly growing pool and spa business.

Our 504 Loan from RMI gave us the freedom to do what we wanted.

Mark Clark, Owner