Expertise. Sustainability. Integrity.
Born and Raised in Horticulture
Caleb Schlegel has been working in the horticulture industry at his family's greenhouse since he was 10 years old. He works hand in hand with his customers to ensure that Schlegel Greehouse's quality meets their standards. Caleb's interest in hemp was sparked by the unprofessional and unethical practices being purveyed in this emerging industry. His mother's family was very successful in agriculture founding Gutwein Seeds in Francesville, IN and when discussing these problems in this industry, he decided to help using his family's existing greenhouse business.
A Conscientious Approach
Jonathon's experience level is hard to find in the horticulture industry. After graduating from Wabash University with a B.A. in Biology, Jonathon moved to Pennsylvania to begin an apprenticeship at Longwood Gardens where he was both class valedictorian and the recipient of the Lucy Ann Moon Hayward award for overall excellence in professional horticulture and research. After his apprenticeship, Jonathon earned his M.S. ABD in Horticultural Science/Floriculture from the University of Minnesota. After working for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Oliver Winery, and Brehob Nursery, Jonathon made his way to Schlegel Greenhouse where he has excelled in supplementing our production programs with nutritional and expert support.
A Policy Perspective
Kacie Schlegel works in management consulting serving government agencies across the country. She is passionate about public service and has a Master's in Public Affairs from Indiana University with a focus in Policy Analysis. She currently assists a variety of health and human services agencies with implementing legislation, interpreting policy, and in improving service delivery. She is adept in policy analysis, project management, data analysis, and community engagement.
Commitment to Quality
Paul Schlegel is the owner and operator of Schlegel Greenhouse. Paul is a second generation grower and the father of Caleb Schlegel. Paul worked hand in hand with his father nearly 50 years ago to build one of the few remaining greenhouses on the near south side of Indianapolis. Paul's commitment to producing the highest quality plant materials to supply to independent garden centers has increased Schlegel Greenhouse's revenue each of the last 20 years. His operational experience, care for employees, and commitment to virtuous business practices are the pillars of his core business values.