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, we've 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 brand of the Sentry Insurance Group, one of the largest and most financially secure mutual insurance companies in the nation, we provide our policyholders assurance that we’ll be there for them now and in the future.


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Our leadership

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Meet those who guide our business

Customer-centric team

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Tim Noble


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Traci Dooley

National Agency Sales Director

Zach Bruce

Zach Bruce

Safety Services Manager

JJ Alvarez

JJ Alvarez

National Underwriting Specialist

Advisory council

Randall E. Tagawa

Randall E. Tagawa

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

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Peter G. McPartland

Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO
Sentry Insurance

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John J. Hyland

President of Direct Writer and Life & Annuities
Sentry Insurance

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Jim McDonald

Chief Investment Officer
Sentry Insurance

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Tim Noble


Graham Atkinson

Graham Atkinson

Retired CMO, Chief Experience Officer
Walgreen Company

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Todd Schroeder

Chief Administrative Officer and CFO 
Sentry Insurance

Ann Tosovsky

Ann Tosovsky

Home Nursery, Inc.

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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.

Industry insights

Overlooked insurance options: Greenhouse Grower

Greenhouse Grower featured our team’s tips on the lesser-known policy options available to growers.
Industry insights

How to protect your new technology: Greenhouse Grower

As growers adopt new technology, Traci Dooley shares the coverages needed to keep greenhouses protected.
Company news

Sentry Insurance earns AM Best A+ rating

AM Best credits Sentry’s balance sheet strength in assigning rating. Hortica is a brand of the Sentry Insurance Group.

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 us

We’re looking for people with the potential to excel. You’ll find a professional culture here that fosters respect, honesty, collaboration, and accountability. We strive to provide a work/life balance filled with opportunity. Interested? Check out our career options.
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Learning Center

Business tips

Your business success factor: Renewed customer service

Customer shopping demands have changed since the pandemic. If you’re feeling frustrated trying to meet these new demands, it may be time to try a new approach. Use this guide for a fresh perspective on providing exceptional customer service.
Loss control

Summer maintenance tips for your greenhouse operation

Summer greenhouse maintenance is key to a successful yield and a strong bottom line. From keeping your ventilation systems running smoothly to monitoring temperature and humidity, our guide has got you covered.
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Your guide to responsible pesticide use

Mitigate costly risks associated with pesticide use and safeguard your crops, workers, and business. You can help lessen the potential of injuries or lawsuits with these 10 tips from our Safety Services team.
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