Rimol Greenhouses Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary of its First Greenhouse Installation

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15 years after manufacturer’s first sale, the Northpoint Series remains a company staple.

Northpoint Greenhouse Series

The Northpoint Greenhouse Series is available in a variety of dimensions as a freestanding structure. It's also an original design of Rimol Greenhouse Systems.

We knew, especially for weather reasons, that Rimol offered a structure that was tried and true,” Antonioli said. “If you’ve never purchased a greenhouse before, Rimol Greenhouses is a great option because they’re so personable.

Fifteen years after Rimol Greenhouse Systems began manufacturing its own greenhouse structures, the first two Northpoint Series structures it ever assembled are still standing tall for Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market. In 2014, the greenhouse manufacturer now has 10 structures it can call its own.

Rimol Greenhouses is approaching 20 years in business this July and its given company Owner/Founder Bob Rimol reason to look back and consider what helped give the company the national presence it carries today. A meeting in 1999 between Rimol, Kim Antonioli and John Adams of Adams Apple Orchard is certainly one of those.    

Antonioli, the Farm Market’s Greenhouse Manager, pushed for the structures after realizing how the family-owned business could grow from utilizing the Northpoints. The business made the purchase of two 30’x96’ Northpoint Series structures to expand from an orchard that has about 7.5 acres of apple trees and a farm market that grows 8 acres of produce.

“I knew we weren’t going in the direction of growing Christmas trees,” she said. “We felt the greenhouses would give us better diversification in business and growing opportunities, and that’s what we’re seeing today.”

Five years after Rimol Greenhouses first opened its doors in 1994, the company made its manufacturing debut with its Northpoint Series and Catamount Coldframe structure. The Northpoint was designed to withstand harsh snow and wind loads, while serving a variety of duties under growing and retail use. Antonioli felt very comfortable with her commitment to the greenhouse manufacturer and added a third Northpoint several years later.

“We knew, especially for weather reasons, that Rimol offered a structure that was tried and true,” she said. “If you’ve never purchased a greenhouse before, Rimol Greenhouses is a great option because they’re so personable. You will always get an honest response.”

As Rimol looks back on his initial sale, he can see why the Northpoint remains a staple product. Its multi-functional use not only creates flexibility for property owners, but its resistance against the harsh and unpredictable conditions of Vermont winters goes a long way for dependability.

“The Northpoint is a simple design that is really functional in a lot of ways,” Rimol said. “It’s great to hear that Adams Apple Orchard is still getting great use out of our Northpoint structures. It goes to show you what that type of greenhouse is capable of.

“When people buy greenhouse structures they need to adapt to what they do best at,” he continued. “They could be growing flowers and vegetables, so they need a greenhouse that can do it all. You got to have flexibility.”

Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market first purchased the land for its orchard in 1968 and the land for its Farm Market in 1992, steadily diversifying its product line ever since. Much of the produce grown for their field crops start within the Northpoints including kale, peas, scallions, spinach, lettuce, chard, summer squash and tomatoes. Annual plants are also grown as part of its retail collection, which runs from May thru July. As bedding plants clear out, 400 tomato plants are potted and trellised for crop production through October.

About Rimol Greenhouse Systems:

In 1994, Bob Rimol, owner of Rimol Greenhouse Systems, decided to leave his home state of New Jersey and relocate with his young family to New Hampshire. Bob began working as a greenhouse manufacturer’s representative specializing in structures and systems. However, he soon realized the need to “build a better mousetrap” and set out to customize greenhouse technology in order to better suit the needs of his customers. Bob then founded Rimol Greenhouse Systems in order to provide innovative and quality greenhouse technology for local growers.

Rimol Greenhouse Systems has since developed a number of free-standing greenhouses, benches and an entire line of products to complement the greenhouse structures. Other structures include the movable The Rolling Thunder™, high tunnels, and hydroponic systems. All Rimol Greenhouses are designed to be economical, yet rugged enough to handle the harshest snow and wind conditions experienced in New England and many other regions of the country.

Today, Rimol Greenhouse Systems has become a major greenhouse manufacturing company and has developed a brand name synonymous with quality. Although the company has grown and expanded, Rimol Greenhouse Systems still ensures that it is meeting the individual needs of every customer. Rimol products can be found all across the United States.

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