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

President

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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

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

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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

President
Hortica

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

President
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
01/08/2024

Spring cleaning inspections: Greenhouse Management

Greenhouse Management highlights facility inspection tips before the spring rush.
Industry insights
12/17/2023

2024 risk and insurance trends: Greenhouse Grower

Traci Dooley shared her outlook on the risk landscape facing growers in 2024, and what it means for insurance.
Industry insights
12/02/2023

Protecting against slips, trips, and falls: Greenhouse Grower

Slips, trips, and fall incidents remain too common—and costly. Zach Bruce shares how to protect customers and employees.

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
01/04/2024

Increase profits with the mental health benefits of plants and flowers

Highlight the mental health benefits of plants and flowers to boost sales and improve customer well-being. Our insights can help you increase profits and address growing mental wellness concerns.
Loss control
12/20/2023

Establishing a safety-focused delivery service

Enhance your delivery service standards with insights tailored for your horticultural business. Foster the well-being of your drivers, vehicles, and products through carefully planned safety initiatives.
Business tips
12/19/2023

Top horticultural trends to anticipate in 2024

Hortica’s Traci Dooley explores top trends in the horticultural industry including supply chain, climate, wellness, and tech innovations—and shares how they could impact your business.
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