Ernie & Mabel Richardson purchased the greenhouse from
Ralph & Zoa Workman in July 1943. They raised mostly geraniums
and vegetables for wholesale and retail trade. Through hard
work, they became a major supplier of geranium cuttings for
the Eastern United States.
Their son, Jim and his wife, Beverly took over in 1973 increasing
their production area, thus increasing plant selection tremendously.
They also started offering landscaping services.
In 2002, the business was passed to the third generation,
sisters Robin Voltz and Rinda Sloan. They completed a major
renovation adding 13,000 sq. ft. of retail space with modern
facilities. They continue to offer a wide selection of annuals
and perennials including some of the latest introductions
and have also kept alive the old favorites including 27 varieties
of heirloom tomatoes. With 20 years of experience, Rinda's
husband Ed leads the landscaping department offering complete
Currently, the fourth generation is lending many helping hands
toward the success and future of Richardson's Greenhouse &