Stefan and Katy Hiatt, owners of Plantivity, have a diverse and unique combined experience in the green industry. Stefan has significant experience in the green industry, in which he has developed many longstanding relationships with growers, landscape contractors and re-wholesale nurseries. Katy is a licensed Landscape Architect in the state of Colorado and has over a decade of experience in both commercial and residential design along with many years of wholesale and retail nursery experience.
We are plant logistics masters. We find and distribute the best trees, shrubs and perennials grown in the US and Canada. We are rooted in the success of our customers and our growers. We would love to help you and your staff find the best plants for your re-wholesale nursery, garden center, landscape contracting jobs, or municipality. We also provide high quality liners to growers and can contract grow plants and trees for future jobs. We assist landscape architects in plant selection and substitutions. We are excited to be a part of your team and can help you grow your success. Let us take care of all your purchasing needs and all the logistics of getting it to you, so you can focus on what you do best. Thanks for trusting the Plantivity Team!
Our goals are to develop quality relationships with our customers, growers and carriers; provide high quality plant material at competitive prices; take care of all of the logistics for our customers and growers; and begin the process of linking the gap between the design field and the nursery and growing industries.
While studying landscape architecture, Stefan was introduced to the horticultural side of the industry; he quickly fell in love with plant diversity. In his early 20s Stefan joined a re-wholesale nursery and immersed himself in every aspect of the nursery business.
His experience with several Colorado nurseries allowed him to build new logistics systems, create improved sale tactics and to organize practices to reduce labor costs.
In 2011, he started Plantivity. The business has thrived due to Stefan and Katy’s philosophy of being “rooted in your success.” Stefan oversees every aspect of the nursery brokerage by meeting with growers to understand their changing market and using technology to bring innovation and foresight to the industry. He never forgets the personal touch and is out personally tagging trees and sending photos to his customers to ensure good quality control.
When not at work, Stefan can be found on Colorado’s bike trails and ski slopes with his family.
Katy Hiatt is the President of Plantivity and a licensed Landscape Architect in the state of Colorado. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida, and has studied landscape architecture in Italy, France and Spain.
Katy’s experience is broad and diverse, she has successfully produced large scale commercial design and high-end residential design, she has designed therapeutic gardens, including infusion gardens and gardens for autistic children, she has a deep understanding of all aspects of horticulture – specifically the growing of trees and shrubs. Her goal is to enrich the lives of others by connecting people, places and nature.
Kathleen Stewart oversees Sales and Logistics at Plantivity.
Prior to Plantivity, she worked in the agricultural insurance industry, developing an in-depth understanding of how truck logistics work. She applies this experience at Plantivity, planning efficient routes in the logistics department.
When she’s not routing trucks or cracking herself up with plant puns; Kathleen can be found in the pottery studio, the gym, or enjoying the mountains with a Fort Collins microbrew in hand!
Michelle Collins is the Office Manager/Systems and Process Strategist at Plantivity.
Michelle has a natural curiosity for how things work and come into existence. This trait was advantageous to becoming a successful and effective Senior Technical Writer and Business Process Manager. Michelle’s professional experience includes both worldwide and small local organizations of several industries. She works to identify and streamline techniques to ensure success within a company. Michelle’s ability to see and organize systems in a strategic and efficient method is invaluable to the Plantivity Team.
She spends her free time with family, hiking trails in the Colorado mountains.
Plantivity partners with the nation’s premium growers to market and sell their plants across the country. We buy in bulk, pay on time and arrange our own freight so our growers can focus on producing high quality plants. We act as an extension of your team, we are essentially your least expensive employee. Let us be your best customer and business partner.
We build strong, long-term relationships with our customers and our growers.
We strive to educate our customers and our growers on the best practices, market trends, innovative techniques, and successful business strategies in the green industry.
We focus on working efficiency, saving time and money for our customers and our growers.
We focus on having fun at Plantivity. Working with us will be a rewarding and fun experience.