Sawyer Nursery Operational Information

Introduction

Sawyer Nursery, Inc. is located in Hudsonville, Michigan. We have been in the perennial business for 58 years. We started out as a part-time business in 1956 and went to full-time in 1965. We are now a leading producer of perennials in a wide variety of sizes.


General Information

Acreage

Land in use: 300 acres
Greenhouse (heated): 420,000 square feet
Quonset Polyhouses: 137 heated (634,424 ft.2), 125 unheated (312,624 ft.2)

Employees

We employ approximately 50 full-time people during off-season winter months, expanding to 150-200 seasonal workers in spring and summer. Training is provided on the job.

Marketing

Products

There are three main types of products offered by Sawyer Nursery:

  • Finished container plants (90%)
  • Plug material (8%)
  • Bare-root product (2%)

New products are developed through research and consumer request, or tailored in as market demand increases. Value is added to the products with high standards of quality control and informational tags. We promote quality along with excellent service.

Services

Provided by sales agents along with in-house customer service. Our service staff have formal education and several years of direct experience in the horticulture industry.

Pricing

Determined by adding the price of hard goods used and the cost of production with an added profit margin. Prices are market-driven, and may fluctuate with market demands.

Promotion

There are several different ways that our products are promoted: trade magazines and trade shows, direct mailings of our product catalog, and weekly faxes or emails of current availability. With increased success of our web site, we recommend our customers use this site for those services as well. We provide an online catalog and live plug availability. Search for an item and/or container size, and see exactly what we have available for sale. We also provide the ability to download your results to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (other formats available soon). Send us feedback and suggestions to help us serve you more effectively!