Kathy & Zeke Linton

Kathy and Zeke opened The Home and Garden Center in April of 2005. Their love for all things gardening left them wanting more, and running out of space at home, brought on the idea of opening up their own garden center.

 Their goal of finding hot, new trends and products sets The Home and Garden Center apart from any other. 

Danny Armstrong


Born and raised in Hallsville, Danny’s interest in plants started at a young age while working in his family’s garden. 

Danny has been working with the Lintons since the beginning in 2004. After visiting nurseries around the country, he and the Linton’s combined many of the ideas they took from their travels and began creating The Home and Garden Center in 2004.  He enjoys helping people design a landscape they love and are proud of. He is responsible for many of the beautiful designs throughout the East Texas area.  

Brittany Humphrey


Brittany was born in Texas, and since then has moved around, but has settled back home for the last 10 years. She has been with the THGC team for almost 6 years!  When she's not working on inventory,  you can find her working customer service helping customers pick the perfect plant for their landscape! 

Sarah "Brownie" Alford


A Longview native, Brownie attended Texas A&M University and graduated in the Class of 2015 with a B.S. in Agriculture. Her family's multi-generational love for plants always brings her outside to garden. She now resides back in East Texas with her husband, Jordan, and her two dogs, Wiggles (7 yo Pitbull) and Zeus (3 yo Basset Hound). You can find her back in the THGC landscape office working hard to ensure our customers love their landscape! She is always eager to find new and exciting ways to make your yard the place of your dreams! 

Michelle Westbrook

Most days, Michelle's face is the first one customers see when they walk through our doors! Michelle works in customer service,  runs our website/social media and has been a member of THGC team for almost 4 years. Born and raised in Tyler, she's traveled all over, even graduating high school on the big island of Hawaii, but her heart brought her home to East Texas in 2004. Her love of gardening and her heart to serve makes her a wonderful part of the team. 

Sara Tinsley


 Many of you may remember Sara from her time with Smothermans Nursery! With 15 years experience in the nursery industry, Sara loves to help customers and share her knowledge of plants and landscaping. She also loves to create personalized landscape designs for our customers who are wanting to do the work themselves through our Plant-By-Number program! 

Joe Healan


Born in Texarkana, Joe has lived in Longview since '96. Whether he's working on the equipment, or loading a customer, Joe is one of the hardest workers you will ever meet! 

James Whittle

James has been with THGC for just almost a year and we could not imagine things without him! Whether it's customer service, loading or maintenance James is one of our go-to guys!

Colton Hicks

Colton has been with us for almost a year and is an essential part of our team! Colton helps with both customer service and helps keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes!