HOW WE GOT HERE 
1920

Tom Dodd Sr. and Dora Welch started Dodd and Welch Nursey. Shipping bareroot plants to Mount Arbor Nursery in Iowa by rail car. 

1928

Tom Dodd Sr. purchased his sister, Dora Welchs portion of the nursery. He changed the name of Dodd and Welch Nursey to Tom Dodd Nursery.

1929-2003

Tom Dodd Sr. and sons grew the nursery and made many changes to keep up with the industry.

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1987 

John Williams Jr. started working in the Nursery industry when he was11 years of age. He started by helping with his families nursery and quickly became enthralled with the industry. For the next 17 years John worked tirelessly and learned all he could about the industry. He then came to the decision to go into business himself.

2004

On August 13th John Williams Jr. purchased Tom Dodd Nurseries and decided to keep the well known company name.

2015

John purchased the property of Tate Green Houses and Dodd and Dodd property adding acreage to Tom Dodd Nurseries. 

2017

John purchased the property of Kinny Nursery from The Kinny family, which added 65 more acres to Tom Dodd Nurseries.

TODAY 

We work to keep the spirit of Tom Dodd Sr. alive by continuing to peruse new opportunities for Tom Dodd Nurseries to grow. Introducing new practices and innovative equipment to our nurseries. 

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