Morning Meadow was established in 1998 as a registered trade name for Green Pastures, Inc. Earlier in 1998, Green Pastures, Inc. was incorporated in Louisiana as a private company by Ralph and Fern Owens. Both Ralph and Fern have extensive rental property management and ownership experience dating back to 1984. Their challenge was to develop a new rental property business from the ground up. Strong market competition, coupled with their personal goals, dictated that their business needed to be more than simply a “me too” operation.
In mid-1998 the Company purchased the initial property conveniently located on New Natchitoches Road, just outside the city limits of West Monroe. Later that year construction for the first phase of development began (20 Manufactured Home Sites and 58 Self-Storage Units). We were excited to receive our first customers in 1999, some of which remain with us today.
As our business grew we purchased adjacent properties on Arthur Street, Bailey Street, and New Natchitoches Road, integrating them into the facility. We have incrementally expanded the business and most recently added our Climate and Humidity Controlled storage building with 44 Units of varying size.
Today, our core business consists of 124 Manufactured Home Sites and 490 Self-Storage Units located on a 30+ acre land parcel.