Kollman’s Greenhouse Inc., is owned and operated by Betsy Kollman Bresky and Derrick Bresky. Betsy’s father, Scott, purchased Herrick’s Greenhouse in 1972 during his senior year at The Ohio State University. Later, his wife, Sue, joined the business and they changed the name to Kollman’s Greenhouse. In 2016 Betsy and Derrick purchased the business, continuing it into the second generation. In March of 2016, Betsy and Derrick welcomed their son James into the world, opening the door for a third generation of ownership in the future.
Betsy graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Horticulture and a concentration in Biotechnology. She also graduated from Cornell University with a M.S. in Horticulture and a minor in Plant Breeding. Prior to purchasing the greenhouse, she managed the research and development department at Four Star Greenhouse, a part of Proven Winners®. Betsy traveled all over the world looking at new and exciting plants and brings that history and knowledge with her to Kollman’s.
Derrick graduated from the Machine Maintenance and Repair program at Akron Machining Institute and holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in General Technology from Monroe County Community College. While there he focused on engineering and design. Derrick brings his technological and mechanical skills and know-how to Kollman’s.