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Griffins History

Working with the grower since 1947

Griffin Greenhouse Supplies, Inc, founded in 1947 by Charles J. Griffin, and headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, is the top greenhouse and nursery supplier in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Griffin Greenhouse Supplies is one of the finest companies in horticultural services and is dedicated to providing the best all-around service to its customers.

In founding Griffin Greenhouse Supplies, Inc, Mr. Griffin's vision was to maximize products and services. Griffin Greenhouse Supplies makes this vision a reality by being the leader not only in quality products, but also in providing professional, friendly, and customer-driven service through its employees.

When Griffin started in 1947, it was a one-man operation with a limited line, bringing supplies to the growers' door, not unlike the old-fashioned peddler. As demand grew, so did Griffin's product line and operations to include delivery service on a daily basis. Our first warehouse was established in Reading, Massachusetts, in 1949 and then moved to its current location in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, in 1969.

In 1964, Charles Griffin passed away, leaving behind a legacy that was purchased by Ken Hyslip, Sr., in 1967. Due to Mr. Griffin's and Mr. Hyslip's hard work, commitment, and vision, we are now sixteen locations strong with branches in Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, two in Illinois, two in Connecticut, two in New Jersey, and three in New York.

Griffin Greenhouse Supplies, Inc is committed to fostering a supportive and rewarding work environment for our employees; achieving financial goals through growth and effective use of resources and maintaining excellence and value through community leadership.

Today we realize that without our dedicated staff and the support of our customers, we might still be that "one-man operation." We have been, and will continue to be, driven by the principles of the company's founder who would always remind us that the products we sell could be purchased at many other companies, but we stand out because "what Griffin sells is quality and service."

Working toward continuous improvement and growth with Mr. Hyslip and his three sons, Rick Hyslip, President and Chief Financial Officer; Craig Hyslip, Chief Operating Officer, Ken Hyslip Jr., Executive V.P., is an Executive Committee which combines the knowledge and expertise of seven individuals representing Education/Training, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Purchasing, Operations, and Sales.

 

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