Grieder started as a farm in Carlock, IL originally cutting sod with a hand sod cutter for the construction of Highway 74. Officially in 1970, the family owned business opened its doors as a sod farm. Widely known for the production of fine quality bluegrass sod, Grieders eventually began installing their product and then trees, shrubs and other landscape materials. In 1987, Grieders opened an office in Bloomington on Airport Road at what was then the corner of G.E. Road. With the city and the company quickly outgrowing that location, Grieders started looking for a more permanent location on the east side of Bloomington.
Still Growing ... In 1992, construction took place for a building to house the landscaping company. The operation was moved early in 1993 to our current location at 1804 Towanda Barnes Road. Still growing, in 1995 we added another building for the opening of Grieder Garden Center. In 1997, the city of Bloomington (also growing) extended G.E. Road to Towanda Barnes Road and we were back on the corner.
Still Growing ... Outgrowing the Towanda Barnes location, in spring of 2008, Grieder moved its landscape crew operations to the old Heidelberg Gravel pit on Route 150 near Downs. This move enabled both the Garden Center and Landscaping division the room they needed for continued growth. The move allowed for the expansion of more hardscape and plant material selection. The Downs facility was created as a material yard for the landscape division and wholesale customers. In addition to the convenience of two locations, wholesale customers benefit from faster loading service. Customers are urged to call ahead as there is no staffed office at the Downs location. The landscape and design offices are still at the Towanda Barnes location. Retail pick-ups at the Down location are by appointment only. Appointments can be made through the landscape office.
Downs - Material & Distribution
Still Growing ... In a constant effort to diversify beyond a seasonal business, Grieders added Grieder Mini Storage at this location.
Still owned by the Grieder family, the company continues to grow!
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Garden and Design Center:
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm
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Employment Opportunities Available
Garden & Design Center
Full time Associate
Outgoing person with plant knowledge and great communication skills!
Prefer a degree in Horticulture or extensive knowledge with plants and their care. Our garden center carries trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals and you will be required to assist clients with plant care and selection. We also sell hardscape materials for DIY landscaping. Experience in a garden center will be a plus. You will be required to lift 50lbs and will participate in our custom potting program. This position is part of a three person full time team and will share in all operational responsibilities throughout the year as required..
Friendly, helpful individuals that will assist in plant and product care. Our garden center carries trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals and you will be required to assist clients with plant care and selection. We also sell hardscape materials for DIY landscaping. Experience in a garden center will be a plus. You will be required to lift 50lbs and the staffing needs require that the individuals for these position are able to operate our Caterpillar inloader and smaller tractor to load clients bulk materials into their trucks and trailers. You will take phone orders and operate our registers.
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