Greenway Nursery and Landscaping, Inc. actually began as a misadventure in 1972. Eugene Vernon Williams Jr., known as Sonny Williams by most people in Trenton, TN moved his young family to Memphis on a promise of a higher paying, full time job at Market Basket, located on Summer Ave. where his cousin was employed. For six months Sonny enjoyed managing the nursery portion of the Market Basket. He learned about trees, landscape design, customer service, and plant care. As the spring and summer rush season came to an end, so did the job. The company did not offer a landscaping service, so Sonny put an ad in the yellow pages and rented a plot of land at Greenway Golf Course to take care of his trees and shrubs that he soon became busy planting for customers. Greenway Nursery was painted on the sign and on the truck.
The rest is history!