Joe Obersinner in one of the unheated greenhouses maintained by Obersinner Nursery Inc. The nursery processes 100,000 rooted cuttings every fall and winter, and most of their rhodies are grown that way. They only have one propagation house that is heated; otherwise, all other greenhouses are unheated. Obersinner container-finishes 65% of its catalog. Photo by […]
North American Plants Inc.
Key employees at North American Plants Inc. include (back row, l-r) Shufu Dong, Clayton Moore Jr., Jeremy Dewar, Michael Remmick, William Wang, Calxia Li, (front row, l-r) Ella Olague, Jan Young, Yongjian Chang, Nicholas Michels, Georgina Madrigal and Emily Steadman. Photo by Curt Kipp HUNDREDS OF SHELVES OF SEALED GLASS JARS fill large warehouse-like buildings […]
Evans Farms LLC
Cindy Lou Evans Pease, owner of Evans Farms LLC, stands in front of the barn designed by her father, Eldon Evans, when he was just 17 years old. Photo by Peter Szymczak IN 1857, A DETERMINED IMMIGRANT from Germany found his way to the lush land around Oregon City. Every day, Christian Frederick Vonderahe walked […]
Motz & Son Nursery
IF THEY WERE GROWING FRUIT TREES IN OREGON, it’s very likely your great-great-grandparents were customers of the Motz family nursery. A true family legacy, Portland’s Motz Brothers began in 1921 with Theodore (Ted) and John Motz, joined by Ted’s son Donald (Don) in 1957, when it became Motz & Son Nursery. Today, the nursery is […]
GK Machine Inc.
Founded: 1976 by Gary and Keith Grossen OWNER: Gary GrossenKNOWN FOR: Branded agricultural equipment, and custom manufactured equipment.PEOPLE: Gary Grossen, CEO and outside sales; Keith Grossen, co-owner (retired); JoAnn Agee, Vice President and CFO, Connie Lindsay, marketing; Mike Mader, equipment sales, Brent Selnau, equipment sales; Derrick Bratton, greenhouse sales.CONTACT: P.O. Box 427, Donald, OR email@example.comONLINE: […]
Yoshitomi Brothers Inc.
Founded: 1960 by Ed, Fred, Robert and Kay Yoshitomi OWNERS: Don and Mariah KondoKNOWN FOR: Growing a wide variety of perennials (40%), annuals (40%) and vegetable starts (20%) wholesale, for delivery to retail garden centers.PEOPLE: Randy Gettel, production, logistics and maintenance manager; Gilbert Baltazar, head grower; Dan Bamberger, landscaper sales and production manager; Josh Stenson, […]
Engel’s Evergreens LLC
Founded: 1984 by Vince and Kathy Engel Owners: Vince and Kathy Engel, owners.Known for: Dwarf fruit trees, shade and flowering trees, and holiday greens products such as wreaths, swags, arrangements and centerpieces.People: Quentin Engel, supervisor; Nala, mascotContact: 45100 S.W. Seghers Road, Gaston, Oregon firstname.lastname@example.orgOnline: www.engelsevergreens.comNursery Guide: 37 listings Do you enjoy the unexpected? Welcome to […]
Founded: 1984 Owners: Noah Bell, general manager; Nancy Oberschmidt, owner.People: Office manager Penelope Costley; nursery foreman Isaias Ramirez; shipping manager Niki Atterbury; plant health specialist Gary Figueroa; designer and consultant Anna Foleen; sales consultant Peter Berglund; planter craftsman Lloyd Dubois; freight shipping foreman Jose Cano; senior propagation specialist Reveriano Ramirez; propagation specialists Teresa Lopez and […]
Founded: 1978 by Jerry Sr. and Janice Simnitt Owners: Jerry and Jim Simnitt, owners.People: Roberta Simnitt, bookkeeper.Known for: A variety of woody shrubs, including more than 200 varieties of rhododendrons and a variety of quality Daphne, Pieris, Kalmia, Leucothoe, Prunus and other shrubs, all propagated and raised on-site until ready for market.Contact: 138 N.E. 22nd […]
TRECO — Oregon Rootstock and Tree Co. Inc.
Founded: 1941 by Bernard Smith Owners: Jeff and Brent SmithKnown for: Being a propagator of premium, disease resistant rootstock for nurseries and orchardists.People: Jerry Walden, accountant; Eva Perfecto, office assistant and hr; Elena Burnum, production manager; Josh Bradley, shop foreman; Jose Luis, irrigation and harvesting; and Gerado Garibay, greenhouse production and equipment operator.Contact: 10906 Monitor-McKee […]
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