About Hortica

Insurance coverage with your business in mind

Who we are

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We offer insurance solutions for horticultural industry businesses

We'll help protect you, your business, and your employees

Since 1887, Hortica, a brand of the Sentry Insurance Group, has helped protect horticultural businesses like yours across the United States. Our goal is to guide and provide insurance solutions for greenhouse growers, nurseries, garden centers, retail florists, wholesale floral distributors, interior plantscapers, sod farms, and lawn care professionals.

As a part of Sentry, one of the largest and most financially secure mutual insurance companies in the nation, we provide our policyholders peace of mind and the assurance that we’ll be there for them.

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Our leadership

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Meet those who guide our business

Customer-centric team

Tim Noble

Tim Noble

Business Segment Executive

Traci Dooley

Traci Dooley

National Agency Sales Director

Zach Bruce

Zach Bruce

Safety Services Manager

JJ Alvarez

JJ Alvarez

Director of Underwriting

Advisory council

Randall E. Tagawa

Randall E. Tagawa

CEO
Tagawa Greenhouse Enterprises, LLC

Kenneth J. Young

Kenneth J. Young

CEO and Owner
S and L Flower Company

Robert L. Young

Robert L. Young

Reinsurance Executive

Board of Directors

Peter G. McPartland

Peter G. McPartland

Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO
Sentry Insurance

John A. Baisch

John A. Baisch

President
Baisch & Skinner Wholesale Florists

Kip J. Kobussen

Kip J. Kobussen

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Sentry Insurance

Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald

Chief Investment Officer
Sentry Insurance

Tim Noble

Tim Noble

Business Segment Executive
Hortica

James Phillip Jr.

James Phillip Jr.

Chairman, CEO
Phillip’s Flowers

Todd Schroeder

Todd Schroeder

CFO & President - Life & Annuities
Sentry Insurance

Ann Tosovsky

Ann Tosovsky

President
Home Nursery, Inc.

Michael J. Williams

Michael J. Williams

Chief Actuary & Risk Officer
Sentry Insurance

Recent news

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Stay up to date and see what’s new at Hortica.

Company news

09/01/2020

Hortica is a brand of Sentry Insurance, rated A+ (superior) by AM Best*

We’re dedicated to providing customers the financial backing they expect when they need it the most.

Company news

08/31/2020

New Hortica website provides an improved online experience

Like the Hortica brand, the new hortica.com focuses on relationships and horticultural industry expertise.

Company news

08/25/2020

Explore the Hortica COVID-19 resource center

We’ve compiled a list of resources for your horticulture business.

Work with us

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Serve horticultural customers? Work with Hortica.

Interested in becoming appointed?

We distribute our products through direct agents and select independent agents and brokers. We’re eager to find and support agents with experience and deep knowledge of horticultural industries. If you work with greenhouses, retail florists, sod growers, and other segments of the horticultural industry, we should talk.
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Our horticultural industry affiliations

We dedicate the majority of our resources to the horticultural industry, supporting research, governmental relations, scholarships, and innovative solutions to industry concerns. We’re proud to be affiliated with many national and state associations, including:

  • AmericanHort
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
  • Master Nursery Garden Centers (MNGC)
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)
  • Society of American Florists (SAF)
  • Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA)

Career opportunities

Grow your future with Hortica and Sentry

We’re looking for people with the potential to excel. At Hortica, you’ll find a professional culture that fosters respect, honesty, collaboration, and accountability. We strive to provide a work/life balance filled with opportunity. Interested? Check out our career options at the Sentry Insurance job site.
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