Plants And More Offered By Pearson & Company North

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Customers can find the special decorator touches of plants, art, accessories and exotic wood furnishings at Pearson & Company North.

The interior plantscape design company opened at 513 S. Beeline in Payson in February, but between the owner, Craig Pearson, and manager Rita Jorgensen, almost 30 years' experience benefits the business and its clients.

The company's biggest clients, The Rim Club and Chaparral Pines clubs, are it's primary source of new customers.

"I've had a house in Payson for three years and then I bought the building," Pearson said.

He has two other interior plantscape design companies in the Phoenix area, where he has been in business for about 20 years. Through those companies Pearson won the contracts to do The Rim Club and Chaparral Pines.

"I met Rita and because of her background with a similar business in Tucson, I decided to open the shop in Payson," he said.

Jorgensen has been in the business since 1995, running her own plant design company in Tucson. She sold that and moved to Payson in October. She was working at Payson Florist and contacted Pearson about renting the building on Beeline for another shop of her own. She was then offered the job of managing the Payson branch of Pearson & Company North.

Pearson said the Payson store is different from his Valley stores because it carries furniture and accessories, including art work, in addition to plants. The store has about 2,000 square feet and multiple rooms in which to showcase the stock.

Pearson said he chose to open the business in Payson because he felt there was a need for it.

"We do a lot of golf course clubhouses, restaurants, doctors' offices and hotels," he said.

The grand opening for Pearson & Company North will be during the Payson Art League's studio tour, May 7, 8 and 9, Jorgensen said. The shop is on the tour this year.

The design work done by Pearson & Company North is not limited to the large scale interiors found in golf course club houses. Jorgensen said the company also will do outside plantscapes for patios, decks, porches. It is not a landscape company though, the plants they work with outside are always in containers.

Portfolios of designs for client inspiration are available for review, Jorgensen said.

Pearson & Company North is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (928) 472-2300.

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