Austin-based lawn and garden wholesale distribution company Exaco Trading Co. broke ground on its future Pflugerville location at the corner of Impact Way and Helios Way on May 27.

The 42,000-square-foot office, showroom and distribution center will be an upgrade from the current 28,000-square-foot center located at 10203 B Metropolitan Drive, Austin.

Exaco was founded 33 years ago by Andrew Cook, vice president of sales and marketing, importing lawn and garden products. President and CEO Kim Cook said the work of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. and the chamber of commerce in bringing businesses such as Amazon into the city was part of the reason the couple was attracted to the area.

Looking for a place to grow in a city such as Austin is a bit daunting for a small business, Kim Cook said. When she found the location in Pflugerville, she realized everything was in place for them to start construction without having to wait years for approval.

Kim Cook said Exaco is a major importer of European greenhouses, and the 7,000-square-foot showroom will have about a dozen models for people to see before making a purchase. The location is estimated to be complete by the end of 2021.