Meet the Roundtree Team: Kim Quigley
June 2, 2020 | By Roundtree Landscaping
Kim Quigley joined Roundtree in 2015 as our purchasing director. Kim searches far and wide for the best plants at the best value for all our clients. She loves the hunt involved with making sure we have the perfect plants for all our projects. Kim monitors all the vendors who deliver plants and hardgoods to us and ensures everything is on time and running smoothly.
Kim’s roots in the green industry go all the way back to when she was only six years old, when she would spend time at what was then Vickery Florist (now Vickery Wholesale Greenhouse). Her parents were best friends with the founding owners of Vickery. She has fond memories of the greenhouses and spent some time later in her career working in interior plantscaping. Kim has managed landscape installations and worked on the retail side of the horticulture industry. Since 2008 Kim has also designed and installed decorations for the Queen of the Rose Festivals Ball, held during the Tyler rose festival weekend.
After spending 22 years running her own corporate special events company in the convention world, Kim decided she missed working in the plant world. She loves plants and the friendly welcoming feel our industry offers and loves balancing operations and logistics. The position with Roundtree felt like the perfect fit.
When it comes to her favorite part of her job here at Roundtree, Kim says she loves making such a diverse group of people – both at the company and our clients – happy with their projects by finding the very best plants and features. While she does not get to spend a lot of time face to face with our customers, she is always thrilled to hear customer feedback about how much they love their landscapes.
Kim is passionate about building things, working in her yard and her cat Pearl, who she adopted as a stray from the Roundtree office. Because Kim had never had a cat before, only dogs, she said she just went ahead and trained Pearl like a dog. Pearl now responds to commands just like a dog!
A fun fact you might not know about Kim: she is a backyard award winning meat smoking master. Kim learned to smoke meat at a young age with her Dad. She feels learning the patience involved with smoking meat helped teach her patience in other parts of work and life. She also loves the friendly competition when at events. Her signature dish? She says it is probably her smoked brisket, but that her bacon wrapped meatloaf is also quite popular.