Our History

Pell Greenhouse was establihsed in 1970 when Lee Pell rented 2 greenhouses (24,000 sq. ft.) to grow vegetables.  After a successful first year, Lee Pell had his two brothers, Bob and Ken Pell, join his venture as Owners.  Lee focused on Sales, Bob on Operations & Maintenance and Ken concentrated on Shipping.  A few years later, their youngest brother, Roger, joined them with his Horticultural Degree from Michigan State University and became the Head Grower.  The business evolved from vegetables to flowers as the Pell's branched out into the Wholesale Young Plant Market as well as growing Poinsettias and Mums to make it a year-round business.
 
The business evolved from vegetables to flowers as the Pell's branched out into the Wholesale Young Plant Market as well as growing Poinsettias, and Mums to make it a year-round business.  Bob's son Eric became the Propagation Manager after he graduated from Michigan State with his Horticultural Degree.  Michael Pell, Ken's son became the Manager of Transportation.

As the business grew, their families became involved, employing their parents, sisters and children.  In 1990, Darin DeCator joined the Pell Brothers and began learning everything he could about the greenhouse business, including garden cuttings, production, propagation and shipping/delivery.  Michael Pell (Ken's Son) joined the family business in 1992 and became involved in the transportation/delivery of their quality plants.

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oday, Pell Greenhouse Inc. is a Wholesale Greenhouse located in Hudsonville, Michigan and has grown to a 12+ acre (512,000 sq. ft.) covered facility, complete with cooler, loading docks, flood floors, benches for propagating and 5+ acres of outdoor mum production.  Their Growers have many years of experience and extensive knowledge with propagation and finishing.  They employ several full-time as well as seasonal employees while maintaining the same honest, loyal, and hardworking approach they started with in the very beginning.

After 50 years of developing and operating a strong quality and service business, the Pell Brothers officially retired in June of 2020.  The business was sold to General Manager, Darin DeCator and Transportation Manager, Michael Pell.  The new owners plan to continue the same strong quality and service as things develop and change in the industry.
  

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