The Year of Chad Everett Harris

Chad Everett Harris

2020 will be the Year of Chad Everett Harris. This will be the year that the last 1642 days of work pays off and things get back to my normal chaotic life that I love. This year will be filled with achievement, challenges, and excitement. It will also be a year of living in the […]

3 Bald Guys Walk Into a Bar

What a night or evening or late afternoon. All I can say is that I have not laugh so hard in like a minute. Our workday was basically the same, it was a rinse and repeat kinda day. Trucks in, Turks out and so on. Nothing exciting until we went to grab something to eat. […]

Bring In The Holiday Cheer

Over the last 15 years, the Christmas Holiday Season has been more of a battle of survival rather than a time to make family memories. Our family has been in the Christmas Tree and Holiday Retail business since 1999. I feel like anyone that has spent that kinda time in retail should have a Retail […]

Mindset of Improvement

Chad Everett Harris Columnist

Flashback to 2010, Chad Everett Harris from The Garden Gates( I am that guy- writing in the third person) was writing articles, speaking at events across the country, and pushing the pedal to the floor building The Garden Gates retail business. Fast forward to 2019, things are a lot different. I, spend most of my […]

Christmas Trees in New Orleans: The Back Story

How did Christmas Trees in New Orleans get started? What started out as a solution for Chad Harris, co-founder of TheGardenGates.com, to never touch a Christmas Tree again, turned into a holiday tradition for many in New Orleans.   Chad was working late, one holiday season, and Beth Harris, his wife, called and told him it […]