WICHITA — Absolute Natural Stones owners Ammar and Nazir Jesri are adding yet another division to their company.
Now, the Jesris are adding a landscaping design and installation division.
“We finally decided … it’s the right time,” Nazir Jesri says. “The opportunity’s here, so we said, OK, let’s do it.”
He says the company’s new 12,000-square-foot building is allowing for the division’s creation.
“We’re going to have some room to breathe,” Jesri says. “We’ve been thinking about (this) for several years.”
Part of the reason is the division complements what they’re already doing with stonework.
More importantly, Jesri says, having a crew in house instead of hiring workers for each job allows for more control. For instance, previously, when the Jesris have hired crews to do work, they’re not always responsive about returning to jobs to make changes or repairs. Now, Nazir Jesri says, they’ll be on the payroll and won’t be reluctant to have to return to a job.
“That’s really the reason,” he says of starting the division.
Weston Westhusin, who has almost three decades of experience in the landscaping business, will lead the division. Jesri says he’ll have crews of three for jobs and is in the process of hiring his first crew.
Westhusin started on Monday, and Jesri sounds pleased.
“He already got his first sale.”