about us

    The Green Thumbers is the longest standing nursery and floral shop in the Quad Cities area with a tradition of excellence and service to the community. Like an oak tree with deep roots, steady growth began in 1948 as Neal Rohlf's. For years it was the only plant nursery and Christmas shop in the area.

    When it came time for Neal to retire, Frank Paaske bought the businesses and leaf by leaf it grew. He made a number additions including putting the floral and garden center under one roof. He also hired a promising young man named Andy Kay who had a passion for plants, helping people and valued hard work.

    Andy would later purchase the business from Frank in 1998. Branch by branch the business grew responsibly changing over the years to meet the needs of Quad Citians. Today our trees, shrubs and patios can be seen all over town from the oldest estates, to the newest subdivisions. Flowers heralding a child's birth, graduation, marriage and other touch points have all come from The Green Thumber's flower shop.

About the Owner

 Image title    Andy began working at The Green Thumbers as a 17 year old Bettendorf High School student.It was in his earliest days that Andy learned the importance of taking care of the customer with every flat of annuals carried out and every tree muscled into place. Andy started with a basic regard for hard work and dedication and quickly discovered that his keen interest in gardening became a passion that still fuels his love of learning today. This first hand knowledge is what fortifies today's excellent business practices. Today you will still occasionally find Andy and sometimes Frank in the garden center greeting customers.

Mission Statement:

    The Green Thumbers is built around people who love people and plants. We provide not only the best value and finest quality of products but also the services to help you beautify your garden, home and surroundings. We are committed to creating a family atmosphere that is a fun and rewarding place to shop, work and do business.

Core Capabilities:

    We consistently offer the best service and value in floral, landscaping, and garden center plants and products. Our highly skilled employees are committed to bringing you the best service and quality in their fields. For decades we have been the trusted professionals that individuals and businesses choose when they want a company to get the job done right.

Service/ Product Offerings:

    In all oImage titlef our specialties, you will find the most experienced, friendly professionals who are committed to helping you find what you need and answer all of your questions. We stand behind our commitment to excellence and have done so since 1948.

    The Green Thumbers is the longest standing garden center and florist in the area and has a great reputation for service and quality. We delight in offering you a continually changing array of unique and beautiful items with an environmental theme.