Greenhouse Grower’s 2024 Top 100 Growers: The Complete List


Last year at this time, when we were conducting our Top 100 Growers survey, many growing operations told us that while they did not grow in size in 2023, they were planning for growth, in some cases significant, headed into 2024.

The numbers in our 2024 Top 100 Growers report certainly reflect this. More than 25% of the growers on this year’s list saw an uptick in square footage, and several are capitalizing on this growth by investing in automation systems, as well as their team.

But the market is also facing headwinds, some of them internal and some dictated by external market forces. As a result, this year’s Top 100 Growers list is missing a few names: Dan Schantz Greenhouses in Pennsylvania, White’s Nursery and Greenhouses in Virginia, Panzer Nursery in Oregon, and Skagit Horticulture in Washington.

You can learn more about Skagit’s circumstances on page 8. In fact, throughout this issue, you can find insights on why having an exit plan is critical, how to stay financially resilient, and more.

The complete Top 100 Growers list for 2024 is below. You can also find the slideshow in a unique “countdown” format here.

Presenting Greenhouse Grower’s 2024 Top 100 Growers: #25-1

Mergers and Acquisitions Also Trending

Every year, certain trends emerge from the biggest greenhouse growers in the country. It may be a rise in the H-2A program, or a more diverse product portfolio with the addition of perennials or houseplants, for example. This year, the trend is clear — mergers and acquisitions.

One of the latest examples is how Dan and Jerry’s Greenhouses, #19 on Greenhouse Grower’s 2023 Top 100 Growers list, acquired the Harrisonville, MO, range of Bela Flor Nurseries on Feb. 28, according to Dan and Jerry’s CEO Mike Vallafskey. This acquisition will add 28.5 acres of greenhouse space and 12 acres of outdoor irrigated space to Dan and Jerry’s operation.

“Strategically it made sense for us to expand into the central Midwest corridor of the U.S. Operationally, it brings many synergies to Dan and Jerry’s,” Vallefskey says. “The proximity to our customer base was ideal, and we had been looking to expand existing ranges and build or acquire additional properties, so the timing was excellent.”

This acquisition takes place among several other recent closures and acquisitions, including Costa Farms’ acquisition of Battlefield Farms in Rapidan, VA. Costa Farms is No. 1 on Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers list and Battlefield was No. 31 on the same list. Jose “Joche” Smith, CEO of Costa Farms, says Costa’s team recommitted to growing the business in 2023, and found similarities with the leadership team at Battlefield Farms.

“We’re very like-minded with their ownership. It’s a hard-working family that really likes taking care of their people, and they’re absolutely committed to developing a great team,” Smith says. “I feel like I could be talking to any of the people on the senior Costa team when I’m talking to Bobby (Van Hoven) or his brother Anthony and their father Jerry. They’re always willing to look at a better way of doing things, and I appreciate that.”

2024 Rank 2023 Rank Name Of Operation State 2024 Total (Environmentally Controlled Square Feet)
1 1 Costa Farms FL 49,941,040
2 2 Altman Plants CA 38,480,855
3 3 Bell Nursery MD 18,150,000
4 4 Bonnie Plants* AL 15,908,587
5 6 Metrolina Greenhouses NC 9,400,000
6 5 Kurt Weiss Greenhouses* NY 9,238,232
7 7 Rocket Farms* CA 7,500,000
8 8 Green Circle Growers OH 6,534,000
9 n/a Everde Growers CA 5,800,000
10 9 Woodburn Nursery and Azaleas OR 5,052,960
11 10 Olson’s Greenhouse Gardens UT 4,991,880
12 19 Dan and Jerry’s Greenhouses MN 3,880,325
13 11 Coastal Greenhouses* NY 3,746,160
14 13 Speedling FL 3,417,000
15 15 Dallas Johnson Greenhouses IA 2,831,400
16 16 Smith Gardens WA 2,800,000
17 18 Headstart Nursery CA 2,711,000
18 20 Bergen’s Greenhouses Inc. MN 2,592,937
19 21 Wenke/Sunbelt Greenhouses MI 2,526,480
20 26 Dewar Nurseries FL 2,494,320
21 22 Young’s Plant Farm AL 2,447,300
22 24 Matsui Nursery CA 2,400,000
23 25 Natural Beauty Growers WI 2,381,000
24 27 Plug Connection LLC CA 2,254,120
25 33 Armstrong Growers CA 2,239,100
26 34 Grower Direct Farms CT 2,130,596
27 30 Aris Horticulture* OH 2,007,800
28 28 Garden State Growers NJ 2,003,760
29 12 Milgro Nursery UT 2,000,000
30 32 Lucas Greenhouses NJ 1,876,980
31 29 N.G. Heimos Greenhouses IL 1,873,080
32 39 Rockwell Farms NC 1,785,960
33 14 Bela Flor Nurseries MO 1,785,540
34 36 Westland Floral Co.* CA 1,740,000
35 43 Pineae Greenhouses UT 1,670,240
36 38 Willoway Nurseries OH 1,654,800
37 44 Henry Mast Greenhouses/Masterpiece Flower Co. MI 1,587,004
38 40 Bailey Nurseries* MN 1,560,754
39t 42 Kawahara Nurseries* CA 1,500,000
39t 17 Tagawa Greenhouses CO 1,500,000
41 51t Rambo Nursery GA 1,410,000
42 45t Corso’s Horticulture OH 1,400,000
43 47t American Color VA 1,393,920
44 50 Silver Vase, Inc. FL 1,322,000
45t 61 Plainview Growers NJ 1,306,800
45t 41 Post Gardens MI 1,306,800
47t 51t Richardson Brothers Greenhouses* IL 1,300,000
48 54 Heartland Growers IN 1,226,682
49 57 Quality Greenhouses and Perennial Farm, Inc. PA 1,219,680
50 56 Red Oak Greenhouses IA 1,175,560
51 37 Four Star Greenhouses MI 1,132,560
52t 58 Masson Farms of New Mexico* NM 1,132,560
53 59 Green Valley Greenhouses MN 1,112,000
54t 51t Nash Greenhouses MI 1,089,000
54t n/a Sakata Seed America CA 1,089,000
56 60 Bob’s Market and Greenhouses, Inc. WV 1,085,000
57 63 South Central Growers TN 1,051,584
58 64 Van Wingerden International* NC 1,022,693
59 65t Catoctin Mountain Growers MD 1,001,880
60 100 Welby Gardens CO 1,000,000
61t n/a Deroose Plants FL 980,000
61t 65t McCorkle Nurseries* GA 980,000
63 67 Dramm Echter Farms CA 950,000
64t 69 Countryside Greenhouses* MI 914,760
64t 85 Westerlay Orchids CA 914,760
66 72 Kube-Pak NJ 905,000
67 70 Baucom’s Nursery NC 900,000
68 47t Petitti/Casa Verde Growers OH 895,000
69 71 Myriad Flowers International CA 871,200
70 74 Sedan Floral KS 852,135
71 75 Fessler Nursery OR 850,000
72 81 Kent’s Bromeliad Nursery CA 840,000
73 78 Pleasant View Gardens NH 836,830
74 76 Botany Lane Greenhouses* CO 835,000
75 77 Andy Mast Greenhouses* MI 826,921
76 82 Dutch Heritage Gardens CO 784,080
77 84 Dickman Farms NY 776,552
78t 79t California Pajarosa CA 760,000
78t 79t Olive Hill Greenhouses CA 760,000
80 83 Plants Unlimited MI 740,000
81 94 Naturally Beautiful Plant Products NJ 721,500
82 86 Agromillora CA 700,880
83 87 Knox Nursery FL 700,000
84t 88 Esbenshades Greenhouses PA 696,960
84t 97 Hampshire Farms IL 696,960
84t n/a Walters Gardens MI 696,960
87 89 Parks Brothers Farm AR 660,000
88t 90 Green Valley Floral CA 653,400
88t n/a Veras Nursery FL 653,400
90 91t Loop’s Nursery and Greenhouses FL 650,000
91 95 Tidal Creek Growers MD 622,908
92 n/a Van Wingerden Greenhouses, Inc. WA 609,840
93 n/a Darrell Norris & Son Greenhouses, LLC OH 608,952
94 96 Micandy Gardens MI 605,000
95 98 Roseville Farms* FL 570,000
96 n/a N. Casertano Greenhouses and Farms Inc. CT 559,290
97 99 Sunshine Greenhouses* UT 555,570
98 n/a Emerald Coast Growers FL 550,000
99 n/a Plants In Design, Inc. FL 522,000
100 n/a Layser’s Flowers Inc. PA 520,000
t = tie n/a = not ranked * = estimated



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