Craig Houin

Craig Houin, Sales Consultant
S. AL, N. FL, S. LA, S. MS, E. TX



Craig earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Orleans (Business) in 1972 while serving in the United States Coast Guard Reserves. At the same time he was accepted into D. H. Holmes Department Stores’ Executive Training Program. He excelled in this environment and quickly became a stationery and gift buyer. In 1978 Craig became a buyer for men’s clothing and travelled the world in this pursuit until 1989. That was when he Joined Farah, Inc. in San Francisco, CA and embarked on a very successful sales career. After steadily increasing territory responsibilities, Craig was promoted to National Sales Manager and oversaw all Dillard’s accounts totaling 32 million dollars.

Craig fused his vast purchasing and selling experience with his passion for plants by opening his own independent garden center in Mandeville, LA in 2002. He successfully operated Half Moon Gardens until 2011 when he decided that as much as he enjoys retail, he likes selling more. He joined Bracy’s Nursery as a Sales Consultant in 2011.

Craig’s diverse background works to his customers’ advantage. As an experienced retail garden center operator, he can relate. As an accomplished buyer and merchandiser, he knows how to get the most out of available space. He helps his clients do the same. Craig’s territory includes all of Louisiana, the southern portions of Alabama and Mississippi, the Florida panhandle and a small portion eastern Texas.