"We've been a family owned and operated business since the day we opened in 1932. Because of the tight link between our family and our business, we've made personal service and outstanding working relationships the foundations of our company. That's how we started Howard Fertilizer & Chemical, that's who we are today, and that's who we will be tomorrow and beyond."

About Us

Howard Fertilizer & Chemical has evolved from a 1932 small fertilizer operation in downtown Orlando, FL serving the Central Florida citrus growers to the multi-site fertilizer and chemical distribution company of today. In 2009, the company posted record fiscal year sales of $150 million and maintained its status as a top fertilizer producer in Florida. Still family-owned and operated, it is managed by Robert Howard Jr. with sons Frank and Jon actively involved in purchasing and sales.

The key to success at Howard Fertilizer & Chemical is the service-oriented attitude towards our customers. We produce and distribute quality products, at competitive prices, with the best delivery turn around time in the industry. Our diverse portfolio of products service the Turf & Ornamental, Agriculture, Retail and Export markets. Additionally, Howard is equipped with the most experienced, knowledgeable sales force in the Southeast.


  Succeeding by adapting

1932 - Founded by brothers Julian & Robert Howard in downtown Orlando, FL
1966 - Built a new, larger fertilizer plant in rural Orlando, FL
1992 - Joint partnership with The Liquid Plant formed
1997 - Purchased second fertilizer production plant in Groveland, FL dedicated to Turf & Ornamental operations
2000 - Expanded into chemical distribution with multiple warehouse locations
2005 - Upgraded Groveland, FL plant with state-of-the art computerized fertilizer production equipment. Introduced AccuBlend and Profusion technologies.
2008 - Orlando Fertilizer Plant receives OMRI organic certification
2009 - Expanded outside of Florida by opening Alpharetta, GA distribution warehouse
2010 - Midas fumigant formulation facility begins production, opened new distribution warehouse in Delray Beach, FL