WE ARE ALL MISSION
Reaching Further, Doing More
We the MicroLife Team are deeply committed to healing the world and providing a bright future now and for future generations. We are all about Mission.
We believe that healthy soils, healthy plants, healthy planet, and healthy people are all connected. As such we take great care in how we manufacture all of the MicroLife products. We make sure that all of our products have the highest nutritional value possible so that all soils, plants, and people benefit.
Truly, the story of Organics is really the story of nutrition. When you feed any organism the highest nutrition possible that organism, be it human, animal, plant or soil microbe, will hit its optimum potential and have less problems. Problems as we know are always expensive so why have them unnecessarily? It’s better to follow natural law.
MicroLife products follow natural law which means everything works smoother, more efficiently, is healthier and is less expensive. Thank you for visiting our web site. We have lots of great information to help you be hugely successful with Organics.
33 Year Battle-Tested Products
1988. That’s when we started manufacturing MicroLife. Our mission then is as it is today; to make the world’s best soil and plant food on the planet.
The History of MicroLife
We devote our lives to bringing to market the healthiest, most nutritious products for Landscape, Horticulture, Agriculture and Garden use. We believe that healthy humans begin with healthy soils, healthy plants and healthy animals.
MicroLife is a wholly owned subsidiary of San Jacinto Environmental Supplies, Houston, TX. San Jacinto Environmental Supplies is a privately held corporation owned by Joyce Serant and Mike Serant. San Jacinto started in 1984 by selling chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides; the very products we condemn today. Back then though, who knew? We were very successful in selling the junk fertilizers and toxic chemicals. Quickly though we recognized that something was seriously wrong and started to investigate why, when plants were fed with chemical fertilizers did they develop a need for pesticide sprays? After attending many chemical fertilizer dealer meetings and observations with our own eyes we realized that the chemical system was wrong, dead wrong!
In 1986 we began our search for true plant health so we could grow plants without the need for chemical poison sprays. That led us to the wonderful world of Organics and in 1988 MicroLife 6-2-4 was born and we have been manufacturing MicroLife ever since. It was very tough in the beginning and we met a lot of heroes along the way. Fortunately truth, wisdom and science prevailed and here we are 26 years later in the most exciting time in the Organic movement. The evil chemical empire is dying, long live the new business model of health and sustainability… Organics!
ABOUT OUR PEOPLE
MEET OUR FANTASTIC STAFF!
OWNER / PRESIDENT
Mike opened San Jacinto Environmental Supplies along with Mom, Joyce Serant, in 1984 as a Lawn and Garden wholesale distributor. In 1986 Mike started investigating Organics as a better way for professionals to maintain landscapes. In 1988 San Jacinto started manufacturing MicroLife. Since then Mike has dedicated his work career to educating professionals and homeowners alike to the great advantages that only Organics can bring to individual lives and society in general. Mike regularly teaches Organic lawn and garden care throughout the state. In 2004 Mike co-founded OHBA, a 501-c- 3, non-profit. OHBA is very unique, a one of a kind in all of America. Every year OHBA sponsors world class Organic horticulture education in a non-commercialized manner. Mike is married to Gail for 28 years and they have one son Michael who has joined the business. Outside of his career Mike pursues human health, abroad traveling and the reading of history. Favorite quote ‘Organics is the study of nutrition. When you give any organism the highest nutrition possible; that organism, be it soil microbes, plants or humans will achieve its optimum genetic expression. That means less problems and greater results.’
VICE PRESIDENT / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Greg joined San Jacinto Environmental Supplies in 1999. Since graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Landscape Architecture, he has spent over 20 years in the landscape and horticulture industries developing expertise in organics and soil health. Greg believes healthy soils lead to beautiful plants, nutrient rich foods, and reduced maintenance problems. Passionate about sustainable design, he is dedicated to educating both professionals and consumers. Organizations across Texas and Louisiana value his insight and regularly invite him to speak at their events. Because of his commitment to environmentally healthy solutions, positive land management practices also became a driving interest. That pursuit has led Greg to become proficient in the use of permeable pavement, erosion and sediment control strategies, and geotextiles. This broad background makes him a significant part of San Jacinto’s management team. In addition to the valuable applications he sees partnering with clients to achieve healthy landscape goals, his wife and four children are a constant reminder to him of the importance of a safe, organic environment.
Joyce Serant 1929-2017
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR, CFO
Joyce, Co-founded San Jacinto Environmental Supplies with son Mike Serant 1984 – as a lawn and garden wholesale supply company. Joyce was born in Brenham, Texas. She moved to Houston in 1937 where her father founded Old National Insurance Company. Joyce graduated from the University of Texas in 1950. She worked in the insurance industry until she and Mike entered the garden supply business. Her outside interests include reading, cooking, travel. Of her many travels, her favorite was to South Africa.
NORTH TEXAS REGIONAL SALES
The son of a Naval officer, Lanse moved every two years of his life until attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design. Post-college work included garden centers and landscape companies until marrying a Texan 1989 and moving to Dallas. Lanse managed the grounds at the University of North Texas for the next 26 years overseeing a highly complex 450 acre, 37000 student campus which included 35 acres of manicured NCAA and Rec Sports fields, over 4000 trees, 110 irrigation systems, and many building landscapes. Lanse joined Microlife late in 2016 to share the benefits of organics vs. chemicals with those that want to make a difference each and every day! He is more than willing to share his extensive background in small to industrial-sized landscape site management, and help you create healthy landscapes for your clients, school grounds, parks, wineries or farms!
REGIONAL / INTERNATIONAL SALES
Ryan has been with us since October of 2017 and handles Regional and International Sales. In his role, Ryan manages clients in all aspects of Agriculture, including Landscape, Horticulture, and Construction. Ryan is no stranger to the Horticulture industry, having got his start working for a large landscape maintenance company in 2009 before attending the University of Houston from 2011- 2015. Throughout that time Ryan worked his way up from a Landscape Supervisor to Sales & Operations Manager and managed maintenance and landscape projects for both residential and commercial properties in Houston and the surrounding areas. A big believer in Organics, Ryan supports healthy soils and healthy people by adding MicroLife Mycorrhizal Plus to his morning coffee. Ryan also works with a diverse range of volunteer organizations, including the Horticulture Committee and Texas Social Club World Champion BBQ Team at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. His hobbies include biking, flying drones, videography, watching the Texans and the Cougars football teams, gardening, and spending time with his Wife Taylor and their son, Sawyer.
Sara has been apart of San Jacinto Environmental Supplies Since June 2017. She grew up on the East Coast playing lacrosse and graduated with her BS in Marketing and Certificate in Product Innovation from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. She moved to Chicago, IL for 2 years working in logistics, coaching lacrosse, and running social media accounts then ventured down to the great state of Texas. She is in charge of all sides of the Marketing for San Jacinto including digital media, social media, public relations, strategic marketing plan development, and event coordination. Sara believes Organics are the only way to go. As a member on the Board of Directors for OHBA, she is in charge of heading up all Marketing for the non-profit based on Organics Education. In her free time she coaches lacrosse, enjoys hiking, traveling, live music, and yoga.
Elvira is a native Texan, spent 13 years in the Northwest Pacific, Washington State to be precise, running a business in the agriculture farming industry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business and has more than 20 years’ experience. Her hobbies include baking, interior design and traveling. Even though she has only been to Canada and Mexico and several States she looks forward to traveling overseas one day. She has one daughter, her name is Stephanie, she just graduated from The University of Houston this year and majored in History and Psychology. Favorite quote: They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure.
WAREHOUSE MANAGER / INSIDE SALES
Andrew is the California Kid (without the blonde hair) transplanted to Houston in 2006. After graduating from Klein High School, he was recruited into the US Navy and had the pleasure of being stationed in Pensacola. Got to love those beaches! In 2014 Andrew became part of the San Jacinto Environmental Supplies team, and became immediately enthralled by the Organic Horticultural industry and all of the good that comes with it. Andrew is dedicated to continuing his education in everything organics and cannot think of a better mission. Andrew has a childlike wonder about the outdoors and nature, he spends his time going outside and enjoying the fresh air and all the flora and fauna. He also is interested in wildlife management and enjoys a good hunt. Andrew also enjoys all of the impressively diverse cuisine that the city of Houston has to offer.
Michael is a third generation Serant, working at San Jacinto alongside his Dad and Grandmother. He has grown up around organics since a young age, along with the education of health and gardening. Michael started working at San Jacinto at the age of 15 being a stock boy and working in the warehouse. Over time he moved into sales and also does marketing projects for the company. Michael is a very active person and likes to stay fit and healthy by daily working out. One of his main hobbies is going to the beach and surfing. He also enjoys to travel. He is currently in school as a full time student during the spring and fall semester to further his education and to become a better asset to himself in life and also for the company.
Darren A. Pearson
Daren is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and works with San Jacinto as an outside controller. Darren spent his college years working in and around small businesses in positions of management and upon graduation he successfully founded, grew, and sold his own small business. In 2007, he joined a local accounting firm in Houston, TX and he is heavily involved in the operations management, business advisory, and tax matters of his business clients. Darren grew up and still resides in the West Houston area and outside of the accounting world he enjoys watching and playing sports and loves a good beach vacation.
All MicroLife products are professional grade. Meaning we do not fool around with quality. We give you the best soil and plant nutrition possible. Just look at our specification sheets and you will see why MicroLife excels and is your best buy. Call or email anytime, we have been working with contractors for 30 + years.
We take our responsibility to you very seriously as we do for all MicroLife users. We make products that will cause your lawn and gardens to soar and are completely safe for you, children and pets. And if you happen to use too much or spill a little product, no worries as MicroLife will never burn or harm plants.
We love Organic farmers, your mission is vitally important to us all. All MicroLife products are the best there are terms of soil and plant nutrition. When you apply MicroLife products, which have over 70 + minerals, the minerals make the plant more resistant to problems, have better taste and are healthier for your buyers.
All of products that we offer to you are professional grade. Each container no matter how small is stamped as such. We never dilute our products to homeowners. As such each MicroLife product performs exceedingly well and will build strong customer loyalty to you.