The Ekstrom family settled on a 20-acre parcel in the early 1900’s. Carl’s Dad and his boys cleared the land and began to farm. Carl was the farmer in the family and took over the family farm, as his Dad grew older. The farm was the typical depression era farm, growing produce and raising animals. Carl had a vision for the future and in the late 1950’s he could see that nursery stock had a great deal of potential for future crops. In the late 1960’s he phased out of produce crops and went entirely into nursery. Carl loved to farm. He had no idea that his hard work and good business practices would someday grow into what is now Ekstrom Nursery. Carl built the nursery on trust, respect, honesty, service and long-term relationships. Carl’s sons, Don and Jim, have been involved with the family business their whole lives. After college, Jim began full time in 1975 and Don followed in 1984 after 10 years of teaching. In the late 80’s Carl decided to step back from the day-to-day management and became the self proclaimed “errand boy”. Jim and Don took the reins under Carl’s watchful eye and helpful counsel. The nursery has grown to over 300 acres of specialty plants produced for garden centers, wholesale distributors, growers and landscapers. We are now enjoying a third generation of family members working with the nursery. Brandon, Dan, Scott and Steve are all in the process of following in their grandfather’s footsteps. We feel blessed to keep working together as a family owned business and pray for God’s continued blessing on our nursery.
Address: 1600 SE. 282nd Ave. Gresham, OR 97080 Email: Contact: Ekstrom, Don Phone: 503-663-4035 FAX: 503-663-2898