Stuppy celebrates 150th anniversary

Stuppy Greenhouse Inc. has survived two world wars, the Spanish flu, the Great Depression, and countless industry changes and economic disruptions. Yet after 150 years, it remains family held — five
generations of the Stuppy family have helmed the company since 1873. The company’s decades of experience as growers play
a part in every decision made as a leading manufacturer of modern greenhouses.

From the time founder Laurence “L.J.” Stuppy began selling roses from a storefront in St. Joseph, MO, Stuppy Greenhouse has
adapted as the markets changed and sometimes changed the market itself. Essentially, that is the core of the company’s success,
along with the perseverance and hard work at the heart of any long-lasting business. Stuppy’s business direction has evolved from
its origin as a cut flower supplier to a wholesale floral supply (ribbons and vases) business to a successful greenhouse construction
and manufacturing company. Stuppy closed the cut flower business and the wholesale floral division decades ago, but the company—and its president, Matt Stuppy— remain growers at heart. More recently, Stuppy Greenhouse has expanded into offering construction services along with its greenhouse structures (all made in the U.S.) and is identifying new areas where it can offer innovative technology, such as heating and growing systems.

“We are focused on optimization, such as reducing the number of glazing bars, having fewer parts, better quality, and integrating
more automated systems,” Stuppy says. “We have also developed hydronic heating and hydroponic growing systems for greenhouses, so we can provide excellent services in those areas as well. All of these contribute to energy efficiency, better plant quality, and lower maintenance costs.”

Along with its commercial greenhouses, Stuppy Greenhouse is one of the leading suppliers of greenhouse structures for schools
and universities, meaning it is the primary greenhouse company providing growing environments that foster the next generation
of growers, whether it’s high school students learning horticulture basics or scholars at leading universities testing out the industry’s
cutting-edge solutions.

“With our company experience as growers and manufacturers, we are able to help identify customers’ needs, customize the
greenhouse for the technology they require, and build it properly,” Stuppy says. “The nice thing about having been in business for
150 years is that we can look back and see where the company pivoted or adjusted to different market trends and technologies. We
are continuing to do that, which is why we have developed heating products and growing system products that we know will be
successful for the grower. We will continue to diversify into other areas of controlled-environment agriculture and play a part in the
success of the greenhouse industry.”

Stuppy Greenhouse plans to celebrate its 150 years at Cultivate’23 in Columbus, OH, from July 16 – 18, 2023, at booth 2925.

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