Jacob Koornneef, founder of Delray Plants in Florida, died Sunday morning. He was 80.
Koornneef founded Delray Plants on 14 acres in Delray Beach in 1968. Since then, Delray Plants has expanded to four locations in Florida and two sites in Costa Rica, making it one of the largest indoor foliage production and shipping facilities in the United States.
Delray Plants is so large, in fact, that it’s ranked No. 13 on Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers list. Last year, Delray Plants reported it has 3.86 million square feet of environmentally controlled greenhouse space.
Delray Plants, on Jacob’s behalf, asks that you consider making a donation to the Friends of Ashish, P.O. Box 551, Palos Heights, IL 60463. Reference “Geeta Mondol” when you make a donation, as this will continue support for a Christian-based school for autistic children in India that Jacob helped found.
For more information or to leave a message for the family, visit DelrayPlants.com/jakek.php.