Brent Troost

Like JP, Brent planted roots early in the industry, at the tender age of 15 as an employee of a big box garden center.  He is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds a degree in Horticulture.  Brent began his career as an assistant grower  at Sawyer Nursery.  This quickly led to head grower positions with several leading companies including Costa Color, the second largest greenhouse growing in the U.S., and Four Star Greenhouse in Carleton, Michigan, home to the famed Proven Winner brand of annuals, perennials, and Color Choice shrubs.
Brent is busy father of two teenage boys who love a variety of sports.  When time permits, he enjoys his love of the outdoors with fishing and beekeeping.
As a professional grower, he is excited to bring more home-grown plants to the Countryside line of products and help modernize some of the facilities at countryside and Garden Valley, Countryside’s growing facility in Woodstock.