At Poly-Tex, they’re proud to be celebrating their 25th
year in business. While they’ve had many exciting changes
over the years, they still remember their roots. They believe in
carrying on the legacy of innovation and dedication that has
brought them to where they are today. In 1983, husband and wife
team Terry & Colleen Crombie started the business by combining
their love of all things horticultural with Terry’s
background in mechanical engineering. The duo successfully parlayed
their talents into the business you see today that is still family
owned and operated by Terry and Colleen’s sons, from their
manufacturing facilities in Minnesota.
Perhaps what they’re most known for is the product that
got it all started, the Garden Mart™. At the time, its
affordability, ease of assembly, and integrated benching system
made it a best seller for traditional garden centers that needed to
inexpensively expand or other retailers who only needed a seasonal
place to sell live goods. The same reasons continue to make the
Garden Mart one of their best sellers.
The Garden Mart also included the innovative Poly-Vent®
ventilation system which provided an excellent, climate-controlled
environment for plants and customers. The Poly-Vent system was then
integrated into their growing structures where it gained great
popularity for its low cost and its ease of use and operation. This
product has continued to evolve and is now designed as a stackable
system that mounts easily to almost any sidewall.
Over the years they've grown and expanded their line of products
to include plant displays, commercial and retail greenhouses, shade
structures and accessories. They pride themselves in listening to
their customers' needs and finding solutions to their most pressing
problems. Because of this, they truly understand the need to
provide an environment Where fresh ideas are grown®.