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Grower & IPM Manager
Goodmark was established in 1985 as a 160 acre grower of large specimen shade trees four inch caliper or larger and ornamentals eight feet high or taller. In the fall of 2001, Goodmark changed ownership, and with that came a change in operations. Since changing hands, Goodmark has expanded to consist of over 500 acres. We have also added and expanded the material offered and are a one stop shop! Offering everything from large evergreens, deciduous trees (in burlap or root control bags) to shrubs, roses and perennials.
How do we do it?
We have two locations! Our Goodmark Location in Wonder Lake, IL specializes in everything balled & burlapped! We grow Evergreens, Shade Trees and Ornamentals on over 500 acres. During the summer we have an irrigated 20 acre holding yard with above ground plants to ensure that we can supply plants all summer long, even when the dig window is closed! Our sister location, South Branch Nurseries is located in Union, IL. South Branch consists of 100 acres and specializes in smaller caliper shade trees and evergreens, shrubs, roses, and perennials. All of our fields are nurtured with an irrigation system that provides liquid fertilizer and acid treatments, to guarantee that every plant is great quality!
We also have a great team! John Terhesh, leads the nursery with over ten years of innovative grower experience, paired with a Bachelors in Horticulture from Southern Illinois University. The Goodmark Team also includes Inventory Manager-Steve Shiley, Sales Associates- Brooke Kampwerth, Kenny Fiantago, Paul Ayers and Andres Carbajal. Field Manager-Luis Lugo. Growers- Andy Fields. Accounts Receivable- Dee Korwin.
The Goodmark and South Branch team will do whatever it takes to support our customers. From tagging your order to making sure your trucks are loaded safely and efficiently we are here for you. Our team works diligently to provide our clients with superior service from start to finish. If you have a scheduled pick up, we will do our very best to have you loaded on your way as quickly as possible. As an example, we typically load a full semi and have them on their way in less than 2 hours.
Goodmark remains grateful, loyal and dedicated to all customers past and present, and welcome all customers to visit our nursery. Please come visit us soon.