Search This Site
RSS Feed

GEM-METRO:  Business development of all types, dependable quality landscape maintenance and agricultural specialty crop marketing services since 1990


Hello, my name is Douglas Berry, my public service career includes five continuous years at sea as a sailor on the US Navy guided missile cruiser USS Horne (CG-30) in shipboard Operations and Intelligence with five Commanding Officer's Letters of Commendation and Sailor of the Quarter.  I also served my fellow citizens in 2010 as an Intern for Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana). In 1990 I started my first "bootstrapped" (a personally financed start-up) business in the landscaping trade.  I began with a life long interest and aptitude in horticulture, stuck with a good plan, and built my business with honesty and hard work.  In 2010 I obtained a Communications Studies undergraduate degree with an emphasis in business and marketing at the University of Montana in Missoula graduating with honors (I also have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education / Teacher).  I ran my farm in Chariton County, Missouri from 1999 - 2001 with direct marketing and distribution to 15 supermarkets in Kansas City, and continue to operate in Chariton County located in the rolling prairies of beautiful rural northern Missouri.  I have many professional interests including horticulture, sustainable agriculture, and small business development of all types.


No, I don't drink, but I did try some wine at a trucking industry symposium I was invited to held in a skyscraper in San Francisco.

Mission Statement 

GEM-METRO operates within a business philosphy based on putting ethics before profits and purpose before ambition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  What do you specialize in?

A:     The green industry, agricultural production, and residential landscape maintenance.


Q: “When I first saw the GEM-METRO logo I thought you were selling jewelry?

A:  GEM-METRO got its start 1990 in "The Emerald Valley" of Oregon and I decided to keep the logo.


GEM-METRO Business Philosophy

Our clients value dependable working relationships and personalized service. Through experience, one understands the need to trust your clients and have faith in your abilities.  We honor a business philosophy based on integrity.  


Ethics at GEM-METRO  

We use natural sustainable methods of lawn, garden, and landscaping care when possible.  We feed the soil.  We are for excellence in agri-culture and the green industry.

GEM-METRO is transparent when presenting its capabilities; this is a small homegrown local veteran owned business specializing in providing customized services working closely with our clients.