Sawyer Nursery Fact Sheet

  • Bob and Shirley Sawyer founded Sawyer Nursery in 1956. Their sons Craig and Scott are now co-owners, with a management team comprised of:
    • Tom Kowieski (CEO – Owner)
    • Rich Brolick (Chairman – Owner)
    • Tom Gerber (CFO)
    • Dwight Skinner (VP, Sales & Marketing)
    • José Mendez (HR Manager)
    • Kelly Sluiter (General Manager)
    • Dave Idem (AL Production Manager)
    • Sharon Regnerus (Purchasing/Planning Manager)
  • Sawyer Nursery gives the credit for its success to the quality and work ethic of its employees.
  • Total acreage: over 300 acres in two facilities (Hudsonville, Michigan headquarters and Leesburg, Alabama)
  • Unheated cold frames: Over 150
  • Heated double-poly greenhouses: 137 totaling 634,000 ft.2
  • Gutter-connected double-poly & lexan houses: 420,000 ft.2
  • Cold storage: 12,000 ft.2
  • Employees: range from 50 through winter months up to 150-200 seasonal workers through spring and summer.