Bell Nursery, based in Burtonsville, Md., announced that it has acquired Ulery Greenhouse Company in Springfield, Ohio. This marks an expansion for Bell Nursery, which currently supplies plants to Home Depot and others in the Mid-Atlantic region. Now Bell will be able to supply plants to retailers in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio area.
“The Bell business model is well suited to an acquisition of a company like Ulery which is a well established and respected business in Central Ohio,” says Gary Mangum of Bell Nursery. “The Ulery physical plant as well as their strong employee base offers a great platform for business expansion. Quality is extremely important, and the Ulery name and heritage is associated with quality production.”
“Today marks a new chapter for us,” said Bryan Ulery, “Bell Nursery is an outstanding company with great leadership, setting the standard for excellence in quality and service in our industry.” Bryan continued, “We are very excited about being part of this and also having the ability to continue to service our entire customer base.” The Ulery family will maintain an ownership interest and will continue to manage the business under the Bell Nursery name.
“Our merchandising team is excited about bringing a new level of service and a new look to each of the stores in our markets,” said Michele Donovan, director of merchandising for Ulery Greenhouse Company. “The Bell model and resources will be a huge win for our customers that I believe will bring our garden centers to the top in service, quality innovation, and value.”
Bell Nursery located in Burtonsville, Maryland is among the largest suppliers of bedding plants, tropical plants, perennials, and shrubs in the Eastern U.S. Through a unique program, the “Grower Network”, Bell Nursery provides an opportunity for farm families to participate in the nursery experience. Through this program farm income and risk is diversified, and more green space has been protected from development as farmers grow specialty annual crops for Bell. Bell Nursery currently provides plant material to Home Depot stores from Fredericksburg Virginia through Philadelphia, and from Ohio to Maryland’s coastline.