About Eckert's Greenhouse

 

Eckert's Greenhouse is a family owned and run greenhouse in Michigan since 1957. Not only do we cater to our retail customers but to our commercial customers as well. In 2008 we came upon a problem; we would have contracts with cities to do their baskets in downtown developments or near offices but those same cities had to begin cutting back costs due to the inability of watering every day.

The owner of Eckert's Greenhouse, Karl Eckert, decided to find a solution for this problem. During a long process he went to a tier one automotive supplier and from this the 23" H2O Labor Saver was born. Made for commercial applications the Labor Saver brought about the ability to help save on water, labor and with its 10-year guarantee- money for cities.

In 2009, being our customers asked about a basket that would help with those "long weekend" trips. The 16" Weekender was created to give our customers the same opportunity to save on water costs without having to give up beautiful hanging baskets. It also was a chance to distribute to a wider range of cities, municipalities, or commercial applications that had weight restrictions for their poles.

 

Soon a new problem began to arise; cities didn't have the proper pole hangers to handle the extra weight from our containers. We were lucky enough to get great quality and Amish inspired iron done by a fabricator in Ohio and in Michigan. With these two locations so close we have the opportunity as well to make up custom iron for our customers.


Six years later in 2015 requests came in for a container, with the same application as our Weekender and Labor Saver, that would wrap around a pole. With the help of the same automotive supplier the 28" Wrap Around was invented. All of our containers are Michigan made and patented using the latest technology.