Our Story

An industry leader in full service commercial and residential landscaping.

Since John Munie founded Focal Pointe in 1997, the firm has evolved to become an industry leader in full service commercial and residential landscaping. Focal Pointe’s growth and success starts with the Vision, Values, and Professionalism instilled by Mr. Munie, and executed by their committed professionals.

All Things Horticulture

We love Plants.

Our dedicated team is one of the most technically-skilled in the St. Louis area. We have made it our mission to hire the best and the brightest in the horticulture industry, which puts us at a distinct advantage. Focal Pointe staff hold degrees in agronomy, urban forestry, and more, and this deep knowledge allows us to serve our clients in the most value-oriented manner possible.

Authentic & Honest

We love People.

Our approach toward long term value and mutually beneficial relationships is not exclusive to our clients; we take a similar approach with our team members. Focal Pointe is a team of winners. We think big and enjoy the challenge of pursuing our potential. Together, we make up an organization that prides itself on honesty, integrity and service to our customers. Whether employment with us is the result of short term needs or long term ambitions, employees grow with us.

Our History

Where we came from and where we’re going.

I grew up on a small farm adjacent to a golf course and had heard stories of my older siblings selling lemonade to the golfers. After reaching the ripe age of 10, I decided it was time to make it big in lemonade. Mom helped me make the (not so tricky) three-part recipe, I loaded up, and my dogs and I were off to green #3. That walk was full of big dreams. I thought about what kind of bike I would buy with all of the profits, maybe a go-cart, or what about a new clubhouse? I wasn’t short on big ideas; my dogs even seemed excited. Thanks to the Course Marshall, my idea of being a lemonade tycoon was somewhat short-lived…but there was something unique about my excitement.

In 1998, I started another “lemonade stand” in the grounds maintenance industry. Although I wasn’t as starry-eyed this go-around, I did hope to do something special. I wanted to build a business driven by quality people who had a passion for the industry and could see our organization through the eyes of the customer. If they love what they do, and they know why we’ve been hired, it will show in their work.

Our future is bright. We’re humbled by the esteem and loyalty of our customer base, and we enjoy low employee turnover; we have become a trusted brand.

The excitement I felt at the start of my business career is no longer exclusive to me and my dogs. Now, we have a team of more than 200 dedicated employees who are inspired every day to make the best “lemonade” available in an effort to improve the lives of our clients, our families, and our community.

John E. Munie, Founder and President
(Picture above is John at age 6)