Our Story

We GROW: Amazing Plants, Extraordinary People, and Relationships that Last

The Nation’s Leading Purveyor of Plants

 

Tagawa Greenhouses had a very humble beginning. The Tagawa family began their odyssey in 1968. Frank and Hazel Tagawa taught all their children, five boys and one girl, that hard work, honesty, dedication, leadership, and commitment to change are the key ingredients to a successful business. 

Beginning by tilling the soil and producing vegetables, the family diversified by building their first carnation greenhouse and later produced bedding plants and roses. To be competitive, the family increased their product lines to include blooming plants, poinsettias and young plant production. The company has grown to become one of the top producers of plants in the United States.

Although we come from humble beginnings, we now grow more than two million square feet of plants at any given time. We are proud to produce annual and perennial seedlings and liners for greenhouses across North America. Nationally recognized big box garden centers and grocery chains trust our InColor division to grow the finished annual and perennial products they sell year-round to their customers. And now, our new sister brand, PowerStarts, has expanded us into the industrial hemp category.

While the products we grow are very different, what couldn’t be more alike is the expertise, care and passion that goes into the growth of each plant we touch. The greatest compliment our customers pay us is when they say there really is a difference working with Tagawa. 

Today, with nearly 2 million square feet of greenhouse space, the legacy of the Tagawa family’s vision carries on with the next generation of owners which includes family and non-family members. 

For more than 50 years, our family has set the standard of excellence in our industry. The bedrock principle guiding our company has been working with integrity and transparency: building trust over time with our customers and the community.  

Plants

For a plant to be AMAZING, it must be the best quality, give a high level of enjoyment, and be grown in a sustainable way. Our passion and core business is to be innovative in creating new ways to grow amazing plants.

People

Working at Tagawa means you are joining our EXTRAORDINARY team of hardworking and talented individuals. We are committed to grow our careers, continue learning, and understanding the importance of taking care of yourself and others.

Relationships

With over 50 years of business experience, we have learned that the RELATIONSHIP you build with others is the foundation of an enjoyable and effective organization. We strive to be leaders in our industry through open and honest communication, and giving back to the industry we call our home.

Our Team

When you do business with Tagawa Greenhouse, you are doing business with us and our exceptional team. To learn more about the experienced leadership team that spans over five generations, click on team member’s bio to the right.

Gary Schoneman

CFO & Retail Business Unit Manager 

Bill Kluth

Greenhouse Operations Manager

Wendy Wilder - Heckard

Young Plant Business Unit Manager & Director of Logistics

Scott Stein

Hemp Business Unit Manager

Ashlie A. Tagawa Mohr

Human Resources Manager