Products: Landscape and garden plants, trees, and shrubs, outdoor furniture, pest control products, pet supplies, and gardening accessories.
Geographic Scope: Ohio
Revenue: $10-$25 million (USD) per year
Employees: 51-200 employees
Business Structure: Privately-Owned
Address & Phone:
25018 Broadway Ave.
Oakwood Village, OH 44146
How a Hospital Grew Its Cause Marketing from Zero to $750,000 [Petitti's Partnership with Cleveland Clinic]
Rivals to Target: Home Depot, Lowe's, Local Garden Centers
Analysis: Garden centers are an untapped area of opportunity for nonprofits. Although seasonal, garden center chains have the foot traffic and affluent customer to raise five or even six-figures with register fundraisers. As Cleveland Clinic's partnership with Petitti's illustrates, garden centers can support causes outside their environmental sweet spot.
The fall and winter are an ideal time to target garden centers as they are planning their marketing for the busy spring and summer seasons.
Petitti Garden Centers is keeping Ohio green. Through nearly 10 locations in northeastern Ohio, the company sells landscape and garden plants, trees, and shrubs. It also offers outdoor furniture, pest control products, pet supplies, and gardening accessories. The company has horticulturists and nurserymen on staff to design home landscaping, as well as florists who specialize in wedding arrangements. Stores also feature seminars and demonstrations, from cooking with herbs to gardening for children. Angelo Petitti is the owner and founder of Petitti Garden Centers, which was established in 1971.
Petitti’s also owns a 1000-acre nursery in Madison, Ohio and 32 acres of greenhouses in Columbia Station, Ohio. By propagating from seeds and cuttings, Ridge Manor and Casa Verde Growers produces 98% of the live product sold at the Petitti Garden Centers. This translates into the greatest number of varieties and the largest selection of fresh, high quality plants available to the consumer.
- Growing a Beautiful World
- We Grow Our Plants Locally in Northeast Ohio
- Proudly Grown by Petitti’s
An Ohio native, Kathy is in her late 40s/early 50s, is married with children ages 2-10. She is either a homemaker or in a white-collar management position, with a household income surpassing $125K. With expendable income, Kathy is a super shopper and outdoor enthusiast, enjoying everything from cycling to hiking, golfing to winter sports! Her purchasing decisions are all her own, and are mostly seen in the natural wellness, gardening and women’s apparel categories.
Consumer Philanthropic Affinities
Charitable Focus & Programs
Petitti Garden Center is proud to support many organizations in the greater Cleveland area. They donate thousands of plants a year to local non-profit organizations.
They participate in several charitable organizations, through speaking engagements, donations of plants and donations of funds to local family-oriented groups such as St. Malachi Center, Cleveland Clinic, Rainbow Babies Hospital, Camp Cheerful, and University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center.
Their Green Promise
New for 2010, retail locations will be encouraging Petitti customers to bring back their used Petitti pots and flats. Designated recycling bins will be set up at each location so that you can easily drop off your used containers.
In 2009, they invested in a super high-efficiency biomass furnace installed at our “green house” production facility Casa Verde. The furnace is fueled by waste wood chips that would normally be discarded in a landfill. This helps the environment by reducing the dependency on non-renewable fuel sources, by producing low carbon emissions and by using the remaining ash for agricultural soil enrichment.
They are passionate about preserving our local Great Lakes water system, having always relied on natural rainwater collection to water their plants at all of their growing facilities. Furthermore, they use capillary mats, drip irrigation and flood floor greenhouses to make the most of this resource. All of these efficient irrigation practices save water by simply putting the water where the plant needs it to grow. They make investments like this in their business to continually offer the customer the highest quality plants at the lowest cost and environmental impact.
Notable Nonprofit Partners
St. Malachi Center
In addition to funds from their Garden Party fundraiser event, Angelo Petitti also donates 100% of all proceeds from lectures and speaking engagements made by himself and his staff.
Petitti Garden Centers partners with Cleveland Clinic through a register donation program. In April of 2016, Petitti Garden Centers and Scotts Miracle-Gro announced their 2016 Lend a Hand campaign benefitting Cleveland Clinic Children’s. From April 1- July 31, Petitti’s gave shoppers an opportunity to add a donation of $1, $5, or $10 to their Petitti’s purchase and Scotts Miracle-Gro matched it up to a total of $50,000.
In 2015, Petitti’s and Scotts Miracle-Gro made over a $100,000 contribution to Cleveland Clinic Children’s through this campaign. To kick-off the program, Petitti’s, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Cleveland Clinic Children’s patients will plant seeds of hope and healing during a garden therapy workshop.
- Rainbow Babies Hospital
- Camp Cheerful
- University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center
Funding & Partnership Guidelines
To be considered for a donation, you must put your request in writing on your nonprofit organization’s letterhead and send it to their corporate office at Petitti Garden Center – Attention: Anna.
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