Our History

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SE corner of FM 1626 @ Old Black Colony Rd

Advanced Organic Materials was established by Charles Pingleton in 2001 to provide quality landscaping materials in a fast and friendly manner at competitive prices, specializing in the smaller jobs that get overlooked by the larger landscape suppliers.  The true mastermind behind our soil mixtures and materials selection.  He has been in the landscaping industry since childhood and holds a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Andrea Ortega, his daughter, assumed the business when Charles retired in 2010.  Beginning as a dump truck driver in 2005, I listened to and learned everything from Dad and began managing the company a few years later so that he could enjoy semi-retirement.  While officially he is retired, I still work closely with my father during the peak seasons and enjoy that we can spend time together in the work place.  In 2012, we relocated the business to Buda, TX and feel that we have finally found a permanent home!  We have been able to expand (but not too big) and bring in additional employees but still maintain the small business mentality that our customers have come to know and appreciate.   We are all committed to preserving the reputation established by my father and providing quality service to each and every customer.

My Dad and sister have been enjoying time together researching our family history, they discovered an interesting tidbit.  Through their genealogy searches, we have been able to trace our landscaping heritage back to 1000 AD.  Although not as refined as the current landscaping practices, we can truly say that we have over a 1000 years of landscaping experience!

Please give us a call or just stop by to discuss your landscaping projects and needs.  Our goal is to make your landscaping project cost effective and a success!