In 1970 a major expansion program started with the purchase of 230 acres in Albers, IL. The water supply was plentiful and the land was well suited for growing plant material. This new land purchase would become the production farm for Home Nursery, Inc. in 1972. The rose, container, field and shipping operations would be the first departments moved to the Albers farm. Container grown stock increased from 13 acres to 60 after the purchase of the Albers farm and 120 acres of this new land would be devoted to field production.
Over the years as our business grew more land was purchased in Albers for container and field growing at one time reaching more than 600 acres. As we began a shift from reducing field production and increasing container production, land use once again changed over time. Our Albers farm production currently consists of 303 acres used for container and pot n pot production. In 2019, we purchased a 138-acre growing facility in McMinnville, Tennessee.
Home Nursery, Inc. currently markets to 13 Midwestern states. We service our customers with five outside sales representatives, one contracted sales representative and one Customer Service Sales Coordinator. During the peak season, Home Nursery employs approximately 115 people while at non-peak season we employed approximately 90.
Today, Home Nursery, Inc.’s wholesale operation consists of:
• Administration Office
• Sales Department
• Shipping Department
• Propagation Department
• Container Department
• Nursery Department
• Purchase Plant Department
• Inventory Department
• Maintenance Department
• 2 Distribution Centers
• Human Resource Department
• Housing Complex
Our third generation of ownership is taking the reins and following in the footsteps of the Tosovsky men that came before her. Engrained are the same principles and values as when the company first began over 100 years ago along with a new excitement of the opportunities that are waiting to be explored.
In 2021, we celebrated a major milestone for our company as it was our 100th year in business! This is an accomplishment for which we are extremely proud. For over one century, Home Nursery has dedicated itself to a high level of service to customers, focused on growing the highest quality plants and supporting our community and industry.
Thank you for letting us share our company’s beginning with you. We look forward to a continuous growing relationship full of wonderful opportunities and cherished memories.