What sets Westbrook apart
No business in this industry is the same. Each operation needs a unique system to address a unique set of needs. We help our growers select the most effective system for their business, addressing structures, material handling, heating, cooling, ventilation, benches, carts and any other components involved in the growing system.
But we begin by listening. Only after we understand your unique challenges – in growing and in business – can we make smart recommendations for productive greenhouse systems that address your short and long term needs. We highly value honesty and straight talk, so when you work with Westbrook you can always expect fair treatment, ethical business practices and valuable support. We stand behind our products and our clients.
Westbrook has been in operation for over 50 years. The greenhouse systems division began when Bill Vermeer, a grower himself, couldn’t find the product on the market that he wanted. So he made his own. That ingenuity attracted others, and over the years we’ve welcomed many others who have “grown up” in the industry. Understanding every part of this business – from commercial growers to nurseries to retail outlets – naturally helps us manufacture exceptional products that make sense.
Westbrook Systems includes an 80,000 sq. ft. state of the art manufacturing facility with offices, conveniently located in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula. Our additional Westbrook facilities include three commercial greenhouse ranges with total production area of thirty acres, a corporate head office and floral distribution centre. In addition to shipping Westbrook products, our distribution centre delivers for many local growers as well. Floral products are delivered on a daily basis to all points in Canada as well as the U.S.A.
Westbrook Group of Companies
Westbrook Greenhouse Systems Ltd. is a leading manufacturer and innovator in the field of commercial and production greenhouses. We offer a wide selection of greenhouses, heating systems, benches, doors, material handling systems as well as state of the art custom fabricating.
Westbrook Greenhouses Limited is the foundation of the Westbrook Group of Companies. The entire Westbrook Group began as a small family greenhouse! In 30 acres of greenhouse facilities, we grow a multitude of varying flowers and plants. We use an effective combination of human resources and mechanical automation to increase efficiency and reduce our impact on the environment and we are constantly looking to improve our environmental footprint.
Westbrook Floral Ltd. is a wholesaler of fresh floral products, florist accessories and hard goods. From vast varieties of potted plants to countless collections of home and garden décor products, you’ll want to see what we have for you! For over 50 years we have serviced the floral industry in North America, providing everything your store needs to be successful. Westbrook Floral Ltd. is the one-stop-shop for all your floral and décor needs! Our experienced and friendly sales staff provides personal customer service and our dependable logistical network means you can expect rapid and reliable delivery.
Westbrook fully understands the flexibility, requirements and unique nature of working with steel tubing. We offer extensive laser tube cutting capabilities and collaborative design expertise to a wide range of small, medium and large-sized businesses.
Westbrook has long been in the business of greenhouse systems — designing, manufacturing and supplying structures and complex systems that make extensive use of steel tubing. Looking to improve standard designs and offer customized parts we entered the steel fabricating industry.
Our Sales Team
With a strong commitment to innovation, we have maintained an industry-leading position for decades. With developments like the first curved glass greenhouse, the Apex greenhouse and the Skyline greenhouse, we have made great strides for the industry as a whole. We are one of the largest suppliers today for the best in greenhouse structures, specialized components, benches, heating, doors and material handling systems.
Earl Reinink has been actively involved in the horticultural industry since 1967, when he began working for a local nursery in plant propagation. After receiving his Horticultural Diploma from Humber College, Earl was hired by Westbrook and has worked there full time since 1978. Earl brings to the Westbrook team 34 years of sales, consulting and construction experience.
Gord Van Egmond
Territory: Mid/Eastern USA
Gord Van Egmond grew up in a family greenhouse business and went on to building greenhouse structures before coming to Westbrook to join the sales team in 1996. For the past 17 years Gord has consulted to our American customers to help them grow and expand their business.
Les Van Egmond
Territory: Western USA and Canada (except Ont)
Les Van Egmond grew up in the horticultural industry being involved in the family’s greenhouse business early on in life. For many years he worked for a local nursery company specializing in production planning and sourcing products from the local growing community. Les was hired by Westbrook in 2005 and brings to the Westbrook team 8 years of sales, consulting and construction experience.
Jack has over 25 years of experience in design and project coordination in the greenhouse industry. He uses that experience to constantly try to challenge the energy norms – both through mechanical systems and greenhouse design. Jack is a graduate of Mohawk College with a Certified Engineering Technologist designation.