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Working in Clark County: Pearson family, Bark Ranch Landscape Supply

By , Columbian news assistant
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Cedar chips are loaded into the truck of a customer at Bark Ranch Landscape Supply on Wednesday morning.
Cedar chips are loaded into the truck of a customer at Bark Ranch Landscape Supply on Wednesday morning. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Ward and Laurisa Pearson have lived in Clark County for a long time. Now they’re trying their hand at a new family business.

The Pearsons are the owners and founders of the Bark Ranch, a landscape supply company at 1213 S.W. Eaton Blvd. in Battle Ground.

While Bark Ranch is a new venture for them, the Pearsons have been building their skills as business owners for several decades now.

Ward Pearson got his start as the operator of a local trucking company before making the switch to landscaping. Laurisa Pearson has been and continues to work as a registered nurse in addition to being the co-owner of the new company.

The Pearsons have always loved the culture of community in Battle Ground, which they say is full of down-to-earth people and small-town charm, and wanted to be in business there.


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Each family member has a unique part to play in daily operations.

Ward Pearson oversees products, maintains the work yard, and fills difficult orders. Laurisa Pearson manages the behind-the-scenes aspects of the business such as billing, promotional materials and customer service.

Daughters Macey and Leah Pearson also play key roles, working the registers and drive-up windows, as well as managing Bark Ranch’s social media presence.

So far, the long hours required to start a business are paying off. The business is steadily growing and the Pearsons are grateful to have a friendly and loyal customer base.

“Operating a business in a smaller town like Battle Ground has been so nice because we have been able to get to know so many great people,” Laurisa Pearson said. “It’s a special thing we get to experience, getting to serve our community both as customers and friends.”

“The most important things that people should know about the us is that when they visit our store, they will not only find great product, but great customer service, too,” Laurisa Pearson said. “We are a small family-run business and deeply appreciate every customer that comes through our gates.”

For those looking to pay Bark Ranch a virtual visit, it can be reached on the web at or by phone at 360-667-2275.

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