History

 

Gary F. Miller founded Milgro Nursery in 1980 after spending several years learning all aspects of the floral business in New Mexico and Southern California. With his sincere, honest and straightforward vision, he started our first location in the farming town of Oxnard, California. Having the heart of an entrepreneur and a great knowledge of business, Gary was able to quickly grow the company. As additional production space was needed to accommodate an increasing demand for Milgro product, we expanded our greenhouse operation to Newcastle, Utah.

Through his amazing journey in the industry, he brought on several family members as well as many other valuable, educated, and loyal members to the Milgro team. Gary has five of his eight children working for the company and is thrilled to see them following in his footsteps and continuing on his legacy.

Today Milgro is known in the floral industry as one of the largest growers of chrysanthemums, poinsettias and many other varieties of blooming plants. We are proud of our superior quality of potted floral and innovative marketing concepts. We promote potted floral as a lifestyle and are constantly trialling and researching new product to bring to our customers.Currently we produce over six million potted blooming plants per year awarding Milgro as the 11th largest greenhouse complex in the United States. We have enjoyed the journey to get to where we are and are looking forward to a continued bright and exciting future.

 

Owners / Presidents


Gary and Farrelyn Miller
Owners

Gary Miller began Milgro Nursery in 1980 in Oxnard, CA. Having the heart of an entrepreneur and a great sense and knowledge of business, he was able to grow and expand the company.

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Scott Miller

Scott Miller
President

Scott started his career in the floral industry at the young age of eight, when his father, Gary, started Milgro in 1980. As a child, Scott would take trips to the greenhouses with his dad on the weekends where he was taught about the plants.

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Sales & Marketing


Brad Miller
Director of Sales

Brad started with Milgro Nursery in 2005 in sales. Growing up in the business and learning about blooming plants from his father, he had a great foundation to be able to create relationships with customers.

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Joey Echeveste

Joey Echeveste
Sales

Joey is a born and raised SoCal product, joining the Milgro family in 2011. Prior to coming on board with Milgro and into the potted plant world, he worked in fresh cuts for a bouquet company for over 8 years.

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Tim Miller
Sales

Tim was raised in southern Utah spending many summers inside the greenhouses doing whatever odd job his dad saw fit. It was because of his parents that he learned to work and enjoy the satisfaction that comes from it.

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Chad Richmond
Logistics Manager

Chad joined the Milgro team in August of 2014 after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Dixie State Univeristy. He began working as a sales assistant and has since become our logistics manager.

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Jen Tao

Jen Tao
Sales Assistant

Jen was born and raised in Southern California. She has always loved nature and has a huge passion for succulents. Her personal succulent garden has over 100 different varieties.

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Cherilyn Smith
Marketing and Purchasing

Cherilyn was born into the floral industry as she was born in 1980, the same year that her father started the company. She has fond memories of going out to the office and greenhouses working with the office manager, planting mum cuttings and poinsettia plugs, and raking in between benches as a child.

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Melissa Muncy
Marketing and Design

Melissa has a great talent and passion for design. With her experience and knowledge she gained while attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, she designs and creates new programs that offer our customers a cohesive look for their floral departments.

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Employees


Gary and FarrelynBrad MillerChad RichmondSchott MillerTim Miller


Victoria Employees
Jen Tao
Joey Echeveste