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Rough Brothers' Conservatories

Founded in 1932, Rough Brothers’ original business focus was greenhouse maintenance and repair. But, things are far different today. Company growth has been steady in recent years as the breadth of Rough Brothers’ services and products has far exceeded what the original five ‘Rough’ brothers could have ever imagined.

RBI Conservatory Design
RBI Conservatory Design
Today Rough Brothers and its sister companies cover the greenhouse & conservatory industry from one end to the other with specialized internal teams focused on different segments of the overall industry.

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10 Reasons to Bulldoze Your Greenhouse


If your greenhouse is less than 10 years old and is low-maintenance, energy efficient, laid out for smooth flow of materials and is serving your needs beautifully, you can stop reading right now and get back to making money.

But if you’re like most greenhouse owners, your houses range from 20 to 50 years old, and they’re a haphazard maze of hoop houses and gutter-connects of varying age, quality and efficiency. They may work, and they may be paid for, but are they the best for the long-term profitability of your business?
Which leads to the question of retrofit or replace. Should you upgrade your old houses with modern glazing, heating systems and automation? Or is that like the fabled silk-purse-out-of-a-sow’s-ear trick?

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Rough Brothers Adds Two Product Lines


In the past year, Rough Brothers Greenhouses, a high-end structures supplier, has broadened its product offerings through acquisition, purchasing the assets of both X.S. Smith and Golden Pacific Structures. The strategy serves a couple of purposes for the company, says Commercial Manager Tom Vezdos.

“We wanted to be able to cover the U.S. with sales reps. Now we’re able to cover the southern parts of the country we were never able to effectively get to before,” he says. “And we want to be able to provide a structure to everybody in the greenhouse business.”

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The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory Opens


The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory, Omaha’s new, world-class conservatory, opens Saturday, October 11. In its entirety, the new addition adds almost 20,000 square feet to the existing visitor and education center, including 17,500 square feet of indoor space for horticultural displays. It will usher in a new era of horticulture for the Omaha metropolitan area and for the surrounding region and will be a place where plants will burst with life year-round. From lush tropical gardens with soaring palms and vibrant flowers to temperate gardens with moss-covered live oak trees and blooming azaleas, the conservatory will be a spectacular addition to our cultural landscape for all four seasons.

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