How Quality Greenhouses lives up to its name

How Quality Greenhouses lives up to its name

In any business, the tough times either make or break a team. Quality Greenhouses and Perennial Farm, winner of Greenhouse Grower’s 2023 Medal of Excellence for Operation of the Year, dealt with two tragedies, but those unfortunate events brought the team closer together. Now stronger than ever, the team at Quality is ready to tackle whatever challenges come their way.

In 2013, Co-founder Jeff Reed passed away during a triathlon. Co-founder Gary Lebo lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2019.

“After both of those losses, the team rallied together to grow the business and continue their legacies,” says Brett Lebo, President of Quality Greenhouses, and son of Gary Lebo.

Lane Olt, a longtime staff member who is the shipping manager, says the operation took a “punch to the gut” in losing both founders at an early age. However, after a time of grieving and absorbing the shock, the Quality Greenhouses team demonstrated fortitude and resiliency by not only resuming the work, but achieving new heights in sales and production.

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Photo caption: (From left) Jordan Reed, Lane Olt, Mary Myers, Brett Lebo, and Doug Nixon; Photo: Missy Zile.




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