Rough Brothers Inc.

Rough Brothers (pronounced Rauh) was founded in 1932 as a maintenance and repair facility for greenhouses which were made out of redwood at the time. Over the last 80 years, RBI has evolved from that small workshop with a handful of employees to become the largest greenhouse, garden center and conservatory manufacturer in North America. RBI has made extensive investments in manufacturing capabilities in both people and equipment. Infrastructure investments over the recent years have included expansions to the manufacturing facilities with the most automated and highest quality fabrication equipment for steel and aluminum structures, a fabric shop for signage and shade materials, and an expanded shipping and staging area to facilitate on-time deliveries.

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5513 Vine Street , Cincinnati , OH 45217 USA

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Agriculture - Horticulture
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Globally (various continents)
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For over 80 years, Rough Brothers has been working with hundreds of clients to design, engineer and manufacture research, teaching, educational and commercial greenhouses. Our business is building the custom greenhouses and conservatories that help commercial growers, retail garden centers, research facilities, universities and schools throughout the country. Rough Brothers Inc. has designed engineered, manufactured and installed commercial greenhouses, garden centers and conservatories since 1932. Over the years, we have gained the necessary experience to help you select, construct, manage and maintain the optimal greenhouse and conservatory structures and integrated environmental control systems. Our long-standing reputation for superior quality at Rough Brothers is something we are proud of.

RBI- Rough Brothers Inc. Acquired Lord & Burnham in 1988

Historically over 90% of the public conservatories in the United States were built by now-closed Lord & Burnham. Further enhancing Rough Brothers' conservatory design capabilities, in 1988 Rough Brothers acquired Lord & Burnham's drawings, conservatory design details and equipment. This is just one more tool that allows Rough Brothers to deliver the precise and pristine detail requirements of conservatory and greenhouse construction, whether for new or historic greenhouse and conservatory restoration.