About Us

Company History

SummerWinds Garden Centers is a leading high-end retailer of garden and nursery products. With headquarters in Boise, Idaho, SummerWinds operates retail nurseries in the greater Phoenix area of Arizona, and in the Bay Area of California, ranking as one of the largest independent retail nursery companies in the nation. SummerWinds appeals to both the serious and casual gardeners, with a broad selection of premium gardening products and a friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Our Vision

SummerWinds Nursery's knowledgeable and friendly associates provide an exceptional customer experience with a beautiful selection of high-quality plants, environmentally-friendly amendments, unique garden décor and outdoor living merchandise—all in an inviting atmosphere that makes shopping fun and the garden a success for our customers.

Our Community, Partners & Products

We value our local communities, vendor partners and products. We are committed to the responsible use of our natural resources and our actions reflect this each and every day through Company-wide water- and energy-saving initiatives. 

At SummerWinds, we recognize and value diversity and are working to make our stores reflect and better serve the communities in which we are located. Learn more about your local SummerWinds’ team!

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Company Contacts

President & Chief Executive Officer – Frank Benzing
Vice President, Retail Operations – Tim Businda
Vice President, Finance & Accounting – Quinn Tremayne
Senior Marketing & Advertising Manager – Shelly Huelsman
Arizona Marketing & Advertising Manager – Autumn Lockerby
Arizona Retail Operations Manager – Joe Sterkowitz
California Retail Operations Manager – Jose Menendez
Senior Buyer – Jeff Christensen