founded in a small basement office in Wyckoff, New Jersey by Simon Ruigrok Sr., a Dutch bulb grower.
Originally named Ruigrok Bulbs, the Wyckoff location served mainly as a flower bulb distribution center until 1978 when the company acquired two local flower bulb wholesalers; DeGroot Bulb Company and George Alkemade Inc, thus becoming A.D.R Bulbs, Inc.
Now in need of new facilities and someone to manage his growing American operation, Simon Sr. turned to his young cousin and salesman Walter who agreed to relocate from Holland and stay in the United States full time to manage A.D.R Bulbs.
In 1983 with the basement office no longer sufficient, A.D.R Bulbs relocated to a 12,000 square foot facility in Bloomingburg, New York where the company began to grow their wholesale flower bulb and plant business adding a retail line to go along with their existing bulk flower bulb program. In 1987, Simon Sr.'s son, Simon Jr. took over the growing operation in the Netherlands and joined A.D.R Bulbs to travel New England for the company.
The 1995 acquisition of Leading Bulb Industries sparked another round of expansion, as A.D.R Bulbs began shipping to the mid-west and west coast. This was soon followed by the acquisition of Neal Bulb, and the arrival of three new sales representatives.
In February of 2005, Walter's son Chris joined A.D.R Bulbs and began selling in New England, becoming the 4th generation of Ruigrok's involved in the family business. In the summer of 2006, A.D.R Bulbs reached its capacity at the Bloomingburg facility and relocated to a new 33,000 square foot facility in Chester, New York where we are presently located. The new facilities include over 10,000 square feet of cooling, freezing and heating rooms which allow for optimal conditions for our wholesale flower bulbs and perennials.
In August of 2008, another expansion opportunity arose and A.D.R Bulbs acquired the storied Dutch bulb company Van Eeden Brothers expanding our retail garden center business in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Present day A.D.R Bulbs has grown into a nationwide business that ships to all 48 states in the continental United States and Canada. Our product line has expanded to include not only our signature wholesale Dutch flower bulbs, but also bearded iris, bare root perennials, Israeli and Japanese bulbs and much more.
We invite you to browse our website, e-mail us or call us with any questions or inquiries. We still operate as a family business, and Walter, Chris and our qualified staff are always available to visit or take your phone calls personally. Thank you for visiting A.D.R Bulbs online, we look forward to earning your business.