James J. Quinn began his career in horticultural in 1979 as founder and President of Industrial Services International, Inc.  The company introduced super absorbent polymers (Terra-Sorb™) to the landscape, nursery/greenhouse, forestry, agricultural, erosion control, and arbor markets.   He has many decades experience working with commercial distribution, municipal, state and federal agencies, large end users, and international clients.   During his tenure with Industrial Services International, Inc. he formed lasting business relationship with over 300 agricultural and horticultural distributors world-wide and thousands of customers.  In June, 1996, Mr. Quinn sold his interest in Industrial Services International, Inc. and in 1997, formed Horticultural Alliance, Inc. to introduce an organic approach to plant health and maintenance through the use of mycorrhizal inoculants, beneficial bacteria, and biostimulants and water management gels.

The company’s goal is “To Change The Way Trees and Shrubs are Planted” – to reduce plants losses and provide a way for plants to established in unprecedented short times and boost customer satisfaction with never before experienced “results”.  The company produces the highest quality, most complete, products that are environmentally sound and economically sensible for both commercial and residential applications.

Mr. Quinn is described by Dr. Joseph B. Morton, Former Curator, International Culture Collection of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (INVAM), West Virginia University, as, “Jim is an exceptional horticulturalist who understands and appreciates the role the collection in promoting applications that improve commercialization of the fungi.  He uses the collection to assess quality of his products and therefore clearly understands the collection’s service mission. Most important, he provides a strong link to industry and ever-changing client groups.”

Mr. Quinn has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is a Certified Public Accountant (retired). 

We continue to strive to earn our place with our CUSTOMERS; and are always mindful that the real measurement of how good we are to our customers is the impact that we have on their bottom line – and indeed our own bottom line.

From the supply side, our strategy is to seek out companies in our markets that have value-added technology and incorporate these technologies into a successful and profitable sales and marketing program that is anchored by direct contact with CUSTOMERS. Presently, the Company’s alliances with TRADING PARTNERS in these industries are creating truly unique products that combine numerous technologies into “you’ll see the difference” every single time.

We are always mindful that all energy comes from the CUSTOMER. The CUSTOMER is the “SUN” in our logo and we never forget this.

Our Philosophy

Horticultural Alliance, Inc.’s philosophy is to market the best products possible for its markets, deal honestly and fairly with our customers by providing the best information and service possible to merit and earn their trust, and to deal fairly with our business associates.

We believe that all energy comes from our customers – the SUN in our logo – and respect and cherish the opportunity to serve you.

James “Jim” J. Quinn, MBA, CPA
President and Founder