The suburbs of Northern Virginia were growing quickly. While building homes in Mantua’s Ridgely Estates neighborhood in Northern Virginia, Bob saw the opportunity for a new business and founded the Warhurst Trash Company. Within a year he had all 60 families under contract. Bob observed that people were getting rid of things that weren’t necessarily trash. Knowing that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, Bob opened The Tradin’ Post in the Kamp Washington section of Fairfax, where he resold the usable items he collected. Eventually, Bob decided to add plants to The Tradin’ Post product offering.