40 Under 40, Class of 2017

Lester Martin


Martin's Home and Garden

Job Title

Owner/General Manager


  • Purchased 25+-year-old business from family at the age of 28 and developed a team of employees who produce the highest quality plants and make each customer feel like they are a family friend.
  • Garden center has been voted Middle Tennessee’s Favorite Garden Center for 14 years in a row.


Favorite Vacation Spot: Montana. “This is the state where I met my beautiful wife Marlene. I enjoy going there each year to spend time with my in-laws.”

Fun Facts

R&R Time: Lester likes to relax by snowboarding and skiing

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