Serving the Agricultural and Golf Communities Since 1958

HISTORY OF

FOSTER GARDNER, INC.

Since 1931 the Foster family's presence has germinated in the Coachella Valley from growing dates to be driving force in the agriculture community. Frank Foster left Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1931 to follow his friend Bert Ripple who was establishing a date garden in Indian Wells .

After World War II Frank returned to the Valley to work for Shell Oil Company and began selling petroleum products, including pesticides to Valley farmers.

Frank started Foster & Gardner in 1958 with Bill Gardner, took over the business completely in the 70's, and developed the Coachella Valley based company into the strong multifaceted company it is today. In 1972 Foster & Gardner purchased the the first reactor plant in the West for the manufacturing of liquid fertilizer.

Frank’s six children and many grandchildren have been involved in this growing family business, and continue to operate the company to this day.

Foster-Gardner, Inc.

1577 1st Street

Coachella, CA 92236

Office:  760.398.6151

Fax:      760.398.7265

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