I am Dan Glas, president of Kalamazoo Landscape Supplies, and proud to lead this company founded by my parents, Jake and Theresa, in 1971. From humble beginnings - a phone in our basement and a few trucks - my father ran the business, delivering seed and sod, until 1986, when my brother Jim took over. I became president in 2019, after working at the company as a teenager and then completing my education.
We are especially proud of our long history of providing professional-grade landscape materials to both landscapers and homeowners and of the many strong relationships we have developed over the years. Among our company’s achievements:
- In 1977, a new facility was constructed on South 9th Street in Oshtemo Township, expanding our product line to include grass seed, fertilizer, hydro-mulch and edging, along with storage for a larger selection of bulk stone and mulches.
- In 1990, a second site was purchased on Stadium Drive to meet our increased need for soil production and general storage.
- In 1996, KLS took over operations of Michigan Soil Services in Otsego and Renewed Earth, Inc. was formed to produce compost-based soil-less growing media, supplied to nurseries for container-grown perennial plants, and industrial bio-solid based compost, used in both nursery and landscaping soils. In 1998, Renewed Earth earned the award of Michigan Recycler of the Year.
- In 2002, another site was purchased on M-89, just west of Otsego, to meet our expanding needs, later adding the site next door for equipment and product storage.
I am fortunate to have the support of a wonderful staff that helps us bring 50 years of experience to bear in offering the best products and services at a fair price. We appreciate our past success and look forward to a bright future!