GREENHOUSE MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS
HOBBY AND COMMERCIAL
David S. Ross
Extension Agricultural Engineer
The following list of manufacturers and dealers of greenhouse, equipment, and growing supplies is intended to be used as a guide in obtaining information and prices. Most of the dealers carry more than one brand of greenhouse, heating and ventilating equipment and other supplies. Most dealers are located in nearby states and, where possible, a representative is indicated.
Some of the dealers serving the Maryland area include: Ball Seed Company, Brighton By-Products Co., Inc., E.C. Geiger, Geo. K. Groff, Inc., Lord & Burnham, and J.A. Nearing Co., Inc.
A few specialty product dealers have been included. The exclusion of a dealer or manufacturer is not intended nor is a recommendation of any company expressed or implied. Interested persons should obtain descriptive literature from several companies.
The symbol (H) denotes dealers whom hobbyists or small commercial greenhouse users may be most interested.
1. Aluminum Greenhouses, Inc. (H)
14605 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Rep John J. Yeatter
(800) 321-3050 toll-free
Everlite" greenhouses of aluminum frame with glass or fiberglass cover. Lean-to models starting at 4 x 8 ft. and freestanding models from 7.5 x 9 ft. Wide range of small to moderate size structures. Window greenhouse. Conserve energy with interior poly sheet or use new double-walled Tuffak Twinwall" polycarbonate cover.
2. Ball Seed Company
West Chicago, IL 60185
Rep Bill Franklin
P.O. Box 374
Resistertown, MD 21136
Seeds, plants, supplies, greenhouses from well-known firm.
3. Brighton By-Products Co., Inc. (H)
P.O. Box 23
New Brighton, PA 15066
Distributor of several greenhouses and wide range of horticultural equipment and supplies.
4. Clover Garden Products, Inc.
Building 412, 8th Ave.
P.O. Box 874
Smyrna, TN 37167
(800) 251-1206 toll-free
Galvanized steel frame with double poly or fiberglass coverings. Offers a solar energy package for greenhouse. Greenhouse widths of 12 and 25 ft., gutter-connect houses have 18 ft. inner bays.
5. Dalen Products, Inc.
201 Sherlake Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
Solar Vent is a thermally activated device to open and close vent or window.
6. Earthway Products, Inc. (formerly Esmay Products, Inc.) (H)
P.O. Box 547
Bristol, IN 46507
Decorative indoor lighted plant stands; garden seeder, garden wheeled cultivator, garden duster/sprayer; garden tractor mounted seeder, fertilizer, etc.
7. Environmental Structures, Inc.
7600 Wall Street
Cleveland, OH 44125
Manufacturers of air-supported plastic structures and Porta-Green Division make 22 and 30 ft. wide steel arch greenhouse.
8. Four Seasons Greenhouses (H)
672 Sunrise Highway
West Babylon, NY 11704
Four Seasons Greenhouses feature bronze-tone PPG-baked enamel finish on aluminum frame. Some models available in white finish. Covers include double strength glass, tempered safety glass (same as auto glass) and GE Lexan" shatterproof double-wall acrylic. Offer triple glazing of one-layer glass plus one layer GE Lexan". Offers double glass glazing also and overhead warn air solar energy collection and storage within greenhouse. Sizes in widths of 8, 10, 16, 21 and custom to 33 ft. Emerson greenhouses are another model available. Have hydroponic growing system. Add-a-room ideas for homes.
9. E.C. Geiger (H)
Harleysville, PA 19438 (in SE PA)
Rep L. James Porter
2220 Pioneer Rd
Hatboro, PA 19040
Carry Burpee hobby greenhouses with aluminum frame and glass cove and Trox laminated wood roof rafter hobby houses with polyethylene cover. Commercial houses are Superlite. Geiger is a supply house of most greenhouse supplies and environmental equipment.
10. The Fred C. Gloeckner Co., Inc.
15 East 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
Rep Howard Aschmann, Jr.
2705 Kundy Lane, Bethayres
Huntington Valley, PA 19006
Grower supplies for the commercial grower.
11. Gothic Arch Greenhouses
P.O. Box 1564
Mobile, AL 36601
Clear-heart redwood arches and western cedar framing covered by fiberglass. Hobby greenhouse is 12 x 12 with additional 4 ft. sections. Also, 14 x 20, 18 x 24, and 22 x 40 ft. basic size frames. Environmental control packages also.
12. George K. Groff, Inc.
224 Maple Avenue
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
(800) 233-0110 from MD & DE
Rep L. Everett Grout
Located in SE PA, Groff handles wide range of greenhouse equipment and grower supplies, including Superlite greenhouses.
13. Heat Motors, Inc.
635 W. Grandview Avenue
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Heat Motor is an automatic thermal actuator which is activated by temperature. Can be used to control vents, etc. Use on greenhouse or cold frame.
14. A.H. Hummert Seed Co.
2746 Chouteau Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103
Regional salesman Robert E. Scott
737 S. Ninth St.
Perkosie, PA 18944
Large variety of greenhouse related supplied for the commercial operator mainly.
15. Hydroculture, Inc.
99th Avenue at West Glendale Ave.
P.O. Box 1655
Glendale, AZ 85311
Has two complete "Magic Garden" systems for hydroponic growing of vegetable or ornamental crops. The home "Magic Garden" unit is 8 x 12 ft. and the commercial unit is 26 x 128 ft. Hydroponics is cultivation of plants in water borne nutrient solution without soil.
16. Hydro-Gardens, Inc.
P.O. Box 9707
Colorado Spring, CO 80932
Specializing in commercial greenhouses, greenhouse supplies, and hydroponic nutrients.
17. Lord & Burnham
Irvington, NY 10533
Local Rep Joseph Garvey, Jr.
639 S. Lakeland Rd
Severna Park, MD 21146
Local Rep Edwin A. Loberg
4412 Banff St
Annadale, VA 22003
Wide choice of attractive aluminum frame and glass covered small lean-to and freestanding greenhouses. Institutional and commercial greenhouses.
18. Mist-g-gation, Inc.
R.D. #2, Box 134
Middletown, DE 19709
Suppliers or irrigation components for greenhouse, nursery, and landscape use.
19. National Greenhouse Co.
P.O. Box 100
Pana, IL 62557
Regional Office Bill Bell
P.O. Box 29123
2857 N. Druid Hills Rd, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Local Dealer/Installer Jack McClintok
9901 Barka Lake Road
Burke, VA 22015
Local hobby greenhouses come in a number of sizes and styles. They are aluminum frame with double strength glass. Environmental equipment. Also build commercial greenhouses.
20. J.A. Nearing Co., Inc.
9390 Davis Avenue
Laurel, MD 20810
"Janco" Greenhouses of aluminum frame and glass cover. Attractive greenhouse ranging from 4 x 9 ft. lean-to style to 21 x 52 ft. freestanding. Also window greenhouse, environmental equipment, and commercial structures.
21. Peter Reimuller The Greenhouse Man" (H)
980 Seventeenth Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
All redwood frame with fiberglass cover. Width is 7 or 8 ft. and lengths are 8, 12, 16 ft. Redwood parts are pre-cut and pre-drilled for bolt-together erection. Also gothic arch frame covered by polyethylene cover. Has 15 ft. diameter geodesic dome.
22. Poly Growers, Inc.
Muncy, PA 17756
Commercial "quonset style" or gutter connected houses. Hobby greenhouse. Aluminum frame.
23. Roper IBG (Ickes-Braun Glasshouse)
Regional Salesman Dave Bilhorn (at home office)
P.O. Box 100
Wheeling, IL 60090
Commercial, institutional, and small greenhouses. Manufacturer and supplier of greenhouse environmental equipment.
24. Santa Barbara Greenhouses
390 Dawson Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
Redwood framed fiberglass covered hobby greenhouses; 7 and 14 feet wide, 4 to 20 feet long models; redwood nebches, fiberglass sunscreen; climate control equipment.
25. Sturdi-Built Manufacturing Co. (H)
11304 S.W. Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97219
Several decorative redwood frame with glass or flat fiberglass. A double-glazes thermal/shading option using flat fiberglass or clear acrylic plastic is available. Sizes range from 8 x 10 ft. to 10 x 20 ft.
26. Turner Greenhouses (H)
Hwy 117 South
P.O. Box 1260
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Frame made of Galvalume" which is sheet steel with a coating of corrosion-resistant alloy of aluminum and zinc. Comes as a kit. Covers include flat fiberglass, double polyethylene or single polyethylene. Sizes include 7 ft. wide lean-to, 8 and 14 ft. wide freestanding.
27. Van Wingerden Plastic Greenhouse Co.
R.D. #1, Box 74A
Horse Shoe, NC 28742
Do Mor greenhouses of aluminum or steel with 12 foot bays with fouble layer UV stabilized polyethylene. Greenhouse supplies including boilers.
28. Vegetable Factory, Inc. (H)
100 Court Street
Copiague, NY 11726
(800) 211-2550 toll-free
Solar panel greenhouse has double-pane acrylic fiberglass or double-pane GE Lexan" (clear, not light diffusing) cover, aluminum frame, sizes from 5.5 x 8 ft. lean-to to17 x 12 ft. freestanding. Add-on sections available. Energy conserving.
29. Wetsel Seed Co., Inc. (H)
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Thermofor Solae Powered Automatic Vent Controller for cold frame greenhouse. A temperature sensitive material used to activate vent life.
30. Winel of America, Inc. (H)
16014 Cowley Rd.
Grafton, OH 44044
Organic Miniature Greenhouse which has metal frame and plastic top. This is a cold frame really. Also make a soil block machine for commercial use.
31. X.S. Smith, Inc.
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Manufacturer of Criterion/Criteria greenhouses and supplier of greenhouse equipment.