Who We Are

Our Mission

3am Growers is committed to being the premier plant nursery and wholesale plan supplier in Alabama. We deliver all across the United States, from Florida to Oregon and everywhere in between!

We strive to be the best at what we do:

  • Set high standards for stock quality, customer services and trade expertise
  • Build lasting relationships with our customers, vendors, and employees
  • Commit ourselves to the importance of family unity and spiritual growth

 

Our Background

Guy Hood III, the founder of 3am Growers, started his company in 1993 in the rolling plains of Central Alabama. His concept for the business came from his unique blend of his interests, talents, and experiences. His drive came from the name of the business, which was given to him through an unusual course of spiritual inspiration.

With long hours, faith, friends and the commitment of his family, Guy and his wife Lauren established 3am Inc., a company which provided a variety of related services including Architecture, Planning, Landscape Design and Construction, as well as Horticulture.

Since that time, Guy’s efforts and focus have been concentrated on Horticulture and the production of some of the finest quality field grown plant ornamentals to be found anywhere. With the emerging 3am Growers, the nursery division of 3am Inc., Hood has assembled a small team of professionals that will continue to broaden the horizons of horticulture. After a sabbatical as strictly a homemaker, Lauren has re-entered the world of design as the managing partner with Hood Architects, LLC.

 

Our Story

One of the first questions people ask about our company is “How did you come up with the name 3am Growers?”

Searching for what to call his new business, the name 3am kept playing in the mind of the owner, Guy Hood. Since it consisted of only Guy and two friends from his hometown of Selma, Guy thought that it might be an interesting and appropriate anachronism for ‘Three Average Men’.

The moniker seemed reasonable, since we all are the same in the eyes of the Lord and it would always be a reminder to Guy that it takes more than ‘One Man’ to run a company.

Discussing the new venture with his grandmother, who with her husband had farmed near the North Alabama town of Gadsden for many years, brought change to the fledgling concept. She suggested that there was nothing ‘Average’ about those who worked the land, and that ‘Three Able Men’ would be more accurate.

Certain of her Godly character and illuminated insight, Guy knew this was somehow right but never really felt comfortable with proclaiming the name of ‘Able’. During a particularly difficult period during the severe summer drought of 2000, Guy and his wife, Lauren, were questioning this focus on horticulture alone and asking God for His confirmation and direction.

True to His word, the Lord answers prayer. Guy continued receiving the words, “Three Abel Men, Three Abel Men, Three Abel Men.” Then it hit him, the Lord was talking about A-B-E-L, the son of Adam in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, not A-B-L-E, like some strength of worldly origin. Guy had simply misunderstood how God had used his grandmother’s divinely inspired suggestion to remind him always from whom good things come. The writer of Genesis describes Abel’s offering to the Lord as; “the firstborn of his flock and their fat”, which conveys that Abel’s sacrifice was not only the best he had to offer, “their fat”, but also that his faith was such that he trusted in the Lord to continue to provide, making his offering to God at the first of the harvest.

From that day forward, 3am Growers has been completely committed to offering our best in all that we do: striving to glorify the Lord first in our products, our service and our relationships; customer, vendor and employee. In this we have truly been blessed and it is our desire that through our relationship, God may bless you too through the offerings of “Three Abel Men.”

We will strive to honor and glorify God in both our business and personal lives and pledge to be faithful stewards of all that is entrusted to us.