Rob was the youngest employee to join the Merrifield Garden Center team. The oldest son of co-founder Bob Warhurst, Rob was often pulled out of elementary school at the tender age of nine to come to the garden center, where he cared for plants, drove tractors, and helped customers. Rob fondly remembers the days his dad would bring a station wagon full of his friends to the garden center to pinch mums or price plants before they went down to the lake for the weekend.

Today Rob oversees our day-to-day operations, ensuring our nurseries are fully stocked with exactly what customers are looking for and that our team is trained on the principles he was raised on: the value of hard work and the importance of outstanding customer service. When he’s not at the garden center, Rob enjoys playing golf, strumming a tune on the guitar and spending time with his family.