After completion of active duty military obligation, and studying Horticulture for two years at Murray State University, Larry Sanders began full time employment at James Sanders Nursery in the fall of 1970. Larry spent five years focused on landscape design and project management before becoming general manager of the full nursery and implement business. In 1985, he purchased the company from his father, James Sanders Sr. Through the years leading and expanding the company, Larry has been an active member in community groups and has helped promote the green industry at the local, state, and national level. For his efforts, he was inducted into the prestigious Kentucky Honorary Hall of Fame.