About GGSPro

GGSPro Mission Statement

“To provide prompt, practical and accurate technical support in understandable terms to growers to enhance crop quality and profitability.”

There are many benefits associated with being a customer of Griffin Greenhouse Supplies, Inc. There probably isn't a week that goes by that your business does not benefit from our extensive inventory, competent and friendly customer service, knowledgeable outside sales consultants and professional delivery drivers. Griffin's industry leading technical support is something you may not think about, unless you have taken the time to utilize it. In fact Griffin has experts that specialize in many areas like Irrigation, Nursery, Construction and Pest Control. Being a business partner with Griffin Greenhouse Supplies is much more than the products that we sell. The experts behind the products that are there to help you are all part of the value you receive when you choose Griffin as your supplier. The GGSPro team is one example of a resource provided to you by Griffin that no other distributor offers.

The GGSPro Technical Support Team fields over 16,000 technical calls and e-mails a year from growers nationwide. Being connected to that many growers gives our technical team unique insight into the challenges facing our industry. As growers supply feedback on the recommendations made by the team, Griffin becomes the hub for the best grower tested remedies in our industry. Whether the issue is insect and disease diagnostics and control, plant growth regulators, crop nutrition, BCA programs, hydroponics or one of a myriad of related topics help is available to Griffin customers free of charge. No other distributor can come close to matching these services.

Many growers have provided testimonials to the value of the technical support they have received through Griffin. Whether it was crops saved or increased crop quality and profitability the letters testify to value associated with the support they received from the GGSPro Technical Support Team. In a competitive market place it seems there is always somebody anxious to sell you products just a little bit cheaper without any application support. Ineffective pesticide applications are costly, no matter how much you paid for the product. Loyal customers recall the benefits that come with doing business with Griffin, which ultimately brings savings to their bottom line. Partnering with Griffin is the best way to get the full value out of the products you purchase. We thank all of our customers for their ongoing support and hope that each Griffin customer will partner with us and utilize our GGSPro team along with all the other services we provide.

George Grant
Technical Services Manager

George comes to Griffin after completing a Bachelor degree in Horticulture from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree with honors, in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida under the leadership of Dr. Paul Fisher. George brings a wealth of knowledge with him including specialties in plant growth regulators, water treatment, controlled environment agriculture and more. He has been published in scientific journals and is known for his outstanding work as the production manager for the National Poinsettia Variety Trials.

Joanne Lutz
Technical Support Specialist

Since attaining her BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College, Joanne has pursued a diverse career in the green industry with specialization in IPM scouting, nutrition, and plant disease diagnostics. Her career has included working at renown institutions such as the US National Arboretum, University of Maryland Plant Diagnostic Clinic, Beltsville Agriculture Research Center, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, and Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. Through these positions, she contributed to innovative research and provided insightful consultations to a broad spectrum of clients. Joanne’s experience also extends to small business enterprises, including establishing and managing her own IPM scouting and consulting company for eight years. She owned two greenhouses where she grew annuals, vegetables, and specialty crops for local farmers markets. Presently, at Griffin Greenhouse Supplies–GGSPro, she is a cornerstone for growers in the areas of entomology, plant pathology, plant nutrition, plant growth regulators, weed control, hydroponics, biological pest control, pesticide efficacy, and more. She shares her knowledge regularly in trade magazines, newsletters, and conferences.

Karen Stever
Technical Support Specialist

Karen earned her Ph. D. in Chemistry from Texas A&M Univ. She conducted research on various biochemical pathways at Scripps Research Institute, UCSF, and in the biotech industry. In 1996, Karen switched her career path from biochemistry to horticulture and joined Saul Nurseries, in Atlanta, GA. Soon after the science and horticulture came together when ItSaul Plants, llc. was launched. ItSaul Plants specialized in tissue culture of rare plants and new plant introductions. She served as Board Member of the Georgia Flower Growers Association (now part of GGIA) and is a member of several Industry related associations. Karen comes to the GGSPro Team with 20 years of growing experience encompassing all aspects of greenhouse production, from propagation to finish. She brings her hands-on experience in growing a wide pallet of plants to our Griffin customers. Her experience encompasses annuals, perennials, tropicals, succulents, and woody plants. During the course of her career, Karen has enjoyed being a part of the movement to use softer pesticides, more targeted chemicals, and designed rotations to delay chemical resistance. She is proud to have joined our team tin supporting and promoting the thoughtful and effective use of chemicals, Bee-friendly controls, and the effective use of beneficial insects when possible.

Tanner Bailey
Technical Support Specialist

Tanner joins Griffin as a seasoned greenhouse production manager with twelve years of experience. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia in Horticulture. Graduating Magna Cum Laude, his areas of emphasis were Sustainable Food Production and Organic Agricultural Systems. Tanner worked for Bonnie Plants, Inc. headquarters in Union Springs, Alabama, as their Director of Cutting Propagation and Finished Product. After Bonnie Plants, he started his own business, Hendrick Pines, which focused on organic young plant production of edible crops and hemp. His experience touches all aspects of the industry including annuals, perennials, foliage, edibles, cannabis, and woody plants. Tanner is committed to providing the best customer support and value-added service to Griffin’s customers.

Elwood Roberts, Jr.
Technical Support Specialist

After completing internships at The New York Botanical Garden and The Arnold Arboretum, Elwood worked as an ornamentals grower for thirteen seasons, where he became an early adopter of the use of beneficial insects in the greenhouse. He returned to studies at the University of Rhode Island where he earned a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems under the mentorship of Drs. Richard Cassagrande and Evan Preisser while working in the Biological Control Lab, a USDA approved Quarantine Facility. After graduation, he joined Biobest Group NV as a Biological Crop Specialist where he developed Bio programs for Controlled Environment Agricultural crops and participated as a cannabis specialist for the Biobest North America technical team, Biobest International IPS team and the International Cannabis Core Crop Group.

Allie Allgeyer
Technical Support Specialist

Prior to joining the GGSPro team, Allie earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, where she honed her knowledge and passion for the field of horticulture under the guidance of Dr. Paul Fisher. Later, she pursued a Master’s degree at the University of Arizona, while researching at the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) and collaborating with Plenty, further expanding her expertise in the CEA realm. Allie is strongly self-motivated to assist growers in achieving their desired results, and she is thrilled to bring value to Griffin's mission of providing excellent customer service and technical support.