On March 8, 2020, Bradford Greenhouses was named on of Canada’s Top Managed Companies, marking the third year that this successful BWG business has won this prestigious award.
Bradford Greenhouses is a true Canadian success story. In August 1956, Francis Ferragine immigrated to Canada from England with his wife Chiara, sons Tony and Peter and his daughter Mary. For the next four years Francis and his family spent their time working as labourers in the Holland Marsh for local farmers.
In 1961, Francis purchased property in Bradford and began growing a company. In 1975 Bradford Greenhouses opened a retail operation on Highway 11 in Bradford and in 1993 Bradford Greenhouses open its flagship retail store in Barrie.
Today Bradford Greenhouses Ltd is one of the largest greenhouse growers and retailers in central Ontario.
The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and TMX Group.
The honour recognizes privately-owned Canadian companies with revenues over $25 million.