About Howard

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 2014, Howard continued along its multi-year path of record setting growth while maintaining its status as a top producer of fertilizer in Florida. Still family-owned and operated, it is managed by Robert M. Howard Jr. with sons Frank and Jon actively involved in key facets of the company. 

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 turnaround time in the industry. Our diverse portfolio of products service the Agriculture, Turf & Ornamental, Pest Control and Retail/Export markets. Additionally, Howard is equipped with the most experienced and knowledgeable sales force in the Southeast.

Company Timeline

1932 - Founded by brothers Julian & Robert Howard in Downtown Orlando, FL

1966 - Built a new, larger fertilizer plant in rural Orlando, FL.

1992 - Formed joint partnership with The Liquid Plant.

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 received OMRI organic certification. 

2009 - Expanded outside of Florida by opening Atlanta, GA distribution center. 

2010 - Opened new distribution center in Delray Beach, FL. 

2012 - Opened new fertilizer production facility in Lake Placid, FL; opened Charlotte, NC distribution center.  

2013 - Relocated Delray Beach, FL warehouse to Boynton Beach, FL to meet growing demands of our customers.

2013 - Relocated Alpharetta GA distribution facility to larger facility in Atlanta GA to meet growing needs of customers

2015 - Further strengthened industries served by the addition of Pest Control product offering. 

2016 - Expanded product offering in current markets through the addition of a nursery and ornamental division

2016 - Formed partnership with Florikan ESA LLC for creation and distribution of innovative polymer coated fertilizer components

2016 – Aquired partnership with Integrate Agribusiness Partners (IAP) to strengthen market presence in the agricultural chemicals division

2016 - Acquired first Trademark for a proprietary product distributed by Howard Fertilizer and Chemical Co, PolyWorx™

2017 - Expanded nursery and ornamental division into North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

mission statement

No matter what challenges you face, Howard Fertilizer & Chemical Co. has solutions. You can rely on Howard for all of your fertilizer and chemical needs. Our proprietary, state-of-the-art, heat-infused coating process assures that our products are always perfectly blended for maximum performance and economy. With more than 85 years in operation, no one knows the turf, nursery, pest control and agriculture businesses better than Howard.