Roelands Plant Farms is pleased to announce it placed No. 314th on The Globe and Mail’s 2020 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. Roelands Plant Farms earned its spot with three-year growth of 107%.
The company, which was founded in 2013 by Adrian and Jodi Roelands, is located in Lambton Shores, Ontario. It is a 17-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse propagation facility, which allows them to grow the highest quality seedlings in the industry. They are currently expanding their growing space once again, with construction of an additional 4 acres of greenhouse, slated for completion in spring of 2021.
“It’s an honour to be on a list of this type, and I think that the fact that we’ve been included underscores the strength and growth capacity of the greenhouse sector as a whole,” says Adrian Roelands.
Roelands Plant Farms has two different streams to their business. On their wholesale side, they sell custom grown seedlings to greenhouse vegetable farms. And a newer venture for them is into the retail side, selling garden vegetable plants; online. Plantables, is their exciting and ground-breaking brand, that offers garden vegetable plants for purchase online, with shipping right to customers’ front doors.
“Our Plantables brand is a new initiative for us, and 2020 certainly took us by surprise,” says Jodi Roelands. “We could not have anticipated how many people would turn to home gardening as an outlet during this pandemic, and what it would mean in terms of interest in Plantables. Since traditional garden centres were closed for much of the spring, people had to look elsewhere, and we were there to fill that void. We had to increase our seeding and shipping capacities beyond anything we had projected, but our team met the challenge and are already gearing up for the 2021 gardening season.”
The company is in its seventh year and employs approximately 120 people. “We certainly love the fact that we’re included on a list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies,” quips Jodi Roelands “because, well, growing is what we do best, and we love a good pun!”
Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 400 companies earned a spot on this year’s ranking.
The full list of 2020 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online at tgam.ca/TopGrowing.
“The stories of Canada’s Top Growing Companies are worth telling at any time, but are especially relevant in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic,” says James Cowan, Editor of Report on Business magazine. “As businesses work to rebuild the economy, their resilience and innovation make for essential reading.”
“Any business leader seeking inspiration should look no further than the 400 businesses on this year’s Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their growth helps to make Canada a better place, and we are proud to bring their stories to our readers.”