From concept to production, and all steps in between,

we are committed to quality, value and design. 

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Explore our website and learn why Hendriks is the industry's trend setter, and partner of choice to retailers in Canada and the US.

 

History

Located near the shore of Lake Ontario in the scenic region of Niagara, Ontario, Hendriks Greenhouses is a well established and respected company that can look back on a tradition of steady growth. John Peter Hendriks started the farm in 1953, assisted by two sons, including Andrew Sr. The 10 acre farm consisted of pears, peaches and cherries, as well as one greenhouse (20’x 80’) where tomatoes were grown. Later, they began to grow some flower crops in rotation with other vegetables. Every few years, more greenhouses were added to increase cucumber and tomato production.

In 1967, Andrew Sr. took over the business from his father and shifted the company focus towards flower production. Andrew Sr. had to learn from scratch; he was not familiar with these types of crops, but there existed the potential for higher income. The complete transition from vegetables to flowers spanned 10 to 15 years.

In 1970, Andrew Sr.’s wife Helen suggested they add tropical plants to their production. This went extremely well and lead, shortly thereafter, to the development of Indoor Garden production which the Hendriks name has become famous for in the floral industry, in both Canada and the U.S. A long time has passed since the Hendriks family began this aspect of the business, making 20 Indoor Gardens a week, putting care and pride into each basket. Today, the same care and pride is committed to our products, while fulfilling orders for up to 10,000 units per day, during peak seasons.

Production

Our company has approximately 240,000 square feet of production space, using both poly and glass. Un-rooted cuttings and plugs are brought in from South America and Europe, and are rooted onsite which means they are more acclimatized and much hardier, which in turn leads to a longer shelf life. Our close and direct relationships with international farms ensures quality of material, and availability of new and exciting varieties. Our greenhouses were designed specifically for Indoor Garden production and allow us to foster creativity and detail in our products while maximizing efficiency. We are committed to providing our customers with new and innovative plant material for our Indoor Gardens, because we understand the importance of having a large selection of unique quality products to sell. We continually search for more efficient ways to produce our Indoor Gardens, while keeping in mind that the emphasis must always be on producing a high quality product.

Development

We are extremely proud of the continual improvement in products that we have developed over the years, which have lead to our standing as the premier Indoor Garden producer in North America. But what will ensure that we maintain our position and competitive edge, is our enthusiasm for improvements as we move forward. Our Marketing team develops the Indoor Garden program one year in advance, consulting with the latest trends in design and colour, while also relying on our own experience and foresight. Working directly with Asian producers, we design unique containers for each 6 month program, ranging from pedestals to birdhouses, glazed ceramics to brushed metal, and chests to baskets. Factory direct purchasing not only helps us better control the quality and design of our products, but we are also proud of our involvement in ensuring quality and standards of the factory employees’ work conditions.

Service

Hendriks Greenhouses has been placing a priority on the highest level of customer service for over 30 years. We recognize this element as being key to our successes in the past, and it is why we will continue to succeed into the future. In order to develop and maintain strong customer relations, it is necessary to pay attention to individual needs and requests, whether we are servicing a customer who is a small family run operation, or a large distributor with retail customers that span the entire U.S. market. In addition to answering your questions, our Sales team also works closely with our Marketing department to develop materials and products that are “sales friendly”. This includes such tools as customized flyers and brochures, catalogues, product mixes, customized Indoor Garden designs, and easy-access web information. If you have any questions, please ask.