David “officially” began working in the warehouse at Primex in 1972. In 1977, David moved into the store joining his grandfather, Bill, and father, Gordon. Through lots of hard work, and “a little luck, we have been able to weather the storms and grow the business.” Over time he has overseen the purchase of two adjoining properties and the construction of a second warehouse, two greenhouses, and the wooden shed in the nursery. “We have done the best we can to keep up with our customer demands for parking, high-quality staffing, up-to-the-minute product selection, and beautiful plants for both indoors and in your landscape.”
“We are so pleased to see the interest in gardening continue whether it involves vegetable and herbs, annuals, perennials, ornamentals, or house plants, like terrariums or succulents in your home. We are so grateful to have the support of generations of customers and we are delighted each time to welcome and see the interest of ‘first timers’ to our store.”
One of our main focus areas has become the Primex Green Project, where our main goal is to encourage younger generations from kindergarten through high school and beyond to incorporate gardening into their lives. We work with many area schools and institutions to encourage the appreciation of horticulture into people’s lives.
Joan started as a salesperson and display designer in 1975. Today, she is an owner of Primex along with her husband David. Joan has a sound knowledge of turf & can help you develop a healthy lawn by pointing out the right soil amendments, seed, and maintenance practices you should provide for your individual site and conditions. She purchases all of the flower and vegetable seeds and continues to enjoy creating store displays. When not at Primex, Joan enjoys spending time with her grandchildren & peaceful walks in the woods at the lake.
Danny started at Primex in 1993 in a seasonal warehouse position and became a full-time employee in 2000. Danny’s responsibilities include sales, buying, computer operations, and replenishing store products. Contractors and landscapers who have questions about product and pricing rely on him, and Danny can also sometimes be seen at the register, where he cheerfully pitches in when the need presents itself.
With a lifetime of experience in the horticulture industry and a degree in biology, Anne has been the Manager of Primex since 1990. Anne’s experience growing up on a fruit farm provides her with a wealth of knowledge about fruit- and vegetable-related issues. Ornamental plant and turf disease diagnosis, pest identification, and the correct treatment for these problems are also her strong suits. Anne can provide advice on a multitude of horticultural topics—from establishing a new lawn or caring for a backyard pond, to installing an above-ground irrigation system. If there is an item that Primex does not carry, Anne will do her best to locate and order that product for you. In her spare time, Anne enjoys canning tomatoes and peaches. She also makes a mean jar of bread and butter pickles!
assistant buyer & customer sales and service
Nickie has been in the garden center industry for over 20 years and holds a degree in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She joined Primex in 2009 and brings her keen eye for insect & disease identification. Bring in a plant sample & Nickie will be happy to identify and recommenced treatment. In her current role at Primex, she works in sales and also handles buying our wide selection of pottery among other items. Nickie grew up on a farm in Bucks County, where her family raised vegetables and strawberries. She enjoys running with her husky and gardening—especially veggies, perennials & ponds. She has had over 40 years of birding experience. She recently began raising backyard chickens that she acquired through our Chick Days at Primex.