Company History

SummerWinds Garden Centers is a leading high-end retailer of garden and nursery products. With headquarters in Boise, Idaho, SummerWinds operates retail nurseries in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, and in Silicon Valley, California, ranking as one of the largest independent retail nursery companies in the nation. SummerWinds appeals to both the serious and casual gardeners, with a broad selection of premium gardening products and a friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to provide an exceptional level of customer service with a beautiful selection of high-quality plants, unique garden decor and outdoor living merchandise—all in an inviting atmosphere that makes shopping fun and the garden a success for our customers.

Our Community, Partners & Products

We value our local communities, vendor partners and products. We are committed to the responsible use of our natural resources and our actions reflect this each and every day through Companywide water- and energy-saving initiatives. Learn more about the charitable organizations we support and the companies that make the quality products we sell.

At SummerWinds, we recognize and value diversity and are work to make each one of our stores reflect and better serve the communities in which we are located. Learn more about your local SummerWinds’ team!

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Company Contacts

President & Chief Executive Officer – Frank Benzing
Vice President, Retail Operations – Tim Businda
Vice President, Finance and Accounting – Quinn Tremayne
Human Resources & Benefits Manager – Liz Grissom
Marketing & Advertising Manager – Shelly Huelsman
Arizona Multi-Unit Manager (and Buying & Merchandising Coordinator) – Joe Sterkowitz
California Retail Operations Manager – Jose Menendez
California Buying & Merchandising Coordinator – Jeff Christensen