Our Customers Keep Coming Back
High Q Greenhouses is an independent, progressive company owned and operated by Michiel and Ina Verheul.
High Q Greenhouses began operating in the spring of 1988 and we have enjoyed producing propagation material while watching our markets and infrastructure grow. We presently boast a combination of gutter connected and freestanding houses that bring our total greenhouse area to 60,000 sq. ft. As business continues to grow, we continue to invest in upgrades and strive for improved methodology and quality materials to continually serve you better.
A visitor to High Q Greenhouses today would discover a very modern and innovative greenhouse business. Growth has been anticipated and expansions well executed, equipment is modern and our teams are knowledgeable and well-trained. Our methodology has been streamlined with the help of a state-of-the-art individualized software program. We are efficiently employed with knowledgeable staff and we promote a very open and friendly atmosphere.
With the massive demand for propagated material as well as the staggering amount of new products offered to consumers, consider High Q Greenhouses as your plant material source when looking to further expand and maintain your market share.
Fourth Generation Grower
Michiel and Ina Verheul emigrated from the Netherlands to Canada in 1983 with the intent of starting their own greenhouse business. Michiel is a fourth generation grower. Having grown up in the industry, he knew this is what he wanted to do to earn his family's living. Michiel had attended the Middelbare Tuinbouw School In Utrecht, The Netherlands and has the Canadian equivalent of a Bachelor degree in Horticulture.
The first years in Canada were spent learning about the country and searching for the best location to start the company. The biggest need perceived in Western Canada was for a specialized propagation facility for the area. In 1987 Michiel and Ina took the plunge with leased property and the development of their unique and complete product line, "Advantage Plugs". They have since become well known across Western Canada and recently in the northwestern part of the United States. Two moves later they erected a facility on their 80-acre parcel of land. They continue to run and improve their business infrastructure to suit the market demands.
Widespread satisfied customer base
High Q Greenhouses has a customer base of more than 450 companies throughout the western provinces and the USA. Most of our early customers are still with us and their loyalty and expressed satisfaction have helped make High Q Greenhouses the successful business it is today. Our products continue to be well received by western growers and brokers. We wish to acknowledge and thank all of you who have contributed to our success story. By supplying you the best of product and service we hope to share success with you.
High Q Greenhouses Produces the only "Advantage Plugs"
At High Q Greenhouses seeded 512 plugs for annual pack production are produced as well as a large line of young plant material in various tray sizes to fit your specific needs. Our criteria are to grow materials that perform very well in our extended western region, with an eye for those performers that are unique and exciting.
We are proud to say that we have been a young plant rooting station for First Class products since 2004.
High Q Greenhouses has a Bright Future
Over the next five years High Q Greenhouses plans to continue to develop our markets and increase our product line while continually improving quality, efficiency and volume. Expansion has always been driven by the market's needs. As well, our location is a huge bonus.
Edmonton is a major hub for air travel and trucking routes in every direction. We have established a great working relationship with export officials to effectively expedite US shipments. Shipping rooted product from Alberta to Canadian growers eliminates brokerage and bulky freight costs. Our reduced distance from these markets decreases the risks of damage or delays to plant material, most important during the coldest time of the year. Edmonton's geographical location east of the Rocky Mountains gives us access to clean water, lower costs on natural resources that produce efficient heating and lighting and wide skies of clean air that provide great winter growing light.
Having more then 20 years experience growing propagation material we have earned an established reputation and are confident in our abilities to produce quality products on a continuous basis. This reflects in the continued growth of our greenhouse facility, in size, equipment, procedures and systems. It is also reflected in the harmonious and long-term relationships we enjoy and strive to maintain with our staff, with our customers and brokers, with our vendors and even with our bankers. The sum is that we are well situated to embrace future expansions.
High Q Greenhouses welcomes offers from brokers. By partnering with us you don't have to worry about the creation or establishment of new markets or new market trends for cutting grown material as we have already opened the door to new and innovative plant material in our markets. We have an established reputation within a wide customer base that appreciates the impact these cuttings may have on their lives and profits. Please contact our office for further information.
The whole place is jumping with excitement over the plants grown at High Q Greenhouses and our mandate to keep growing propagation material for other growers and brokers.