Every employee of RGS is dedicated to ensuring that you purchase exactly what you need for your greenhouse project, and will not rest until you are satisfied. Speak with the product specialist for your region to plan your construction project, and trust that you will be in good hands.
Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Rocky Mountains and West Coast
Bob Rimol, owner and founder of Rimol Greenhouse Systems in Hooksett, NH, has spent part of his life as a New Englander, yet it seems fitting that he was born and raised in the Garden State. As a teen, Bob adopted a passion for landscaping and gardening. “I was one of the few kids in the neighborhood whose parents never had to ask to do yardwork, since I was always outside doing a project anyway,” said Bob.
This passion for gardening and agriculture led him to the University of Vermont where he graduated with a degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics. It was at the University of Vermont where Bob’s interests broadened, through learning about horticulture and agriculture as well as the issues facing farmers and small businesses in the green industry.
After graduating college, Bob returned to New Jersey to work in the family business, and later worked for several greenhouse suppliers. In 1994, he decided to relocate back to New England to raise his family and to establish himself as an entrepreneur in the greenhouse industry. The founding of Rimol Associates, which later became Rimol Greenhouse Systems, coincided with the birth of Bob and Karen’s second child in 1994. “I always know the anniversary of the business every year when my daughter has her birthday,” said Bob.
As Rimol Greenhouse Systems has grown, so has the Rimol family. Today Bob lives in Southern New Hampshire with his wife Karen and their three children, Kaitlyn, Meghan and Matthew. Bob enjoys being actively involved in his community as a member of the local Trailways organization, which is currently in the process of creating a bike path on an abandoned railroad site for members of the community to enjoy. In the free time that he has left, Bob can also be found gardening, working around the house, running and skiing.
Co-Owner & Operations
Mike Marett, co-owner of Rimol Greenhouse Systems, joined Bob in 1999 when the business expanded to become a manufacturer of greenhouse structures.
Mike grew up in a small Midwestern town just south of Cleveland, Ohio. As a teenager, he worked on farms and developed an interest in agriculture and growing. Mike graduated from Ohio State University, and afterward spent six years on active duty in the U.S. Navy as well as a number of years in the Naval Reserve. Mike’s experiences in the Navy led him towards a career path involving manufacturing, quality control and operations.
Now, Mike and his wife Cindy live in Southern New Hampshire with their three children, Ryan, Amanda and Jordan. When the Marett children and the Rimol children were young, a close friendship developed between the two families. As Mike learned more about the values and goals of Rimol Greenhouse Systems, an inevitable merging of the minds occurred when Mike joined Bob in 1999 to further the mission of the company.
Mike always keeps busy, with family as his top priority. He can often be found gardening or doing yard work, and he enjoys growing and selling vegetables from his own garden during the summer. Mike also enjoys golfing, camping and other outdoor activities.
NY State and Upper Midwest
Dave grew up in Northern New York near Watertown, where during his high school years he worked at a local nursery and developed an interest in the horticultural trade.
Upon graduation from high school, Dave enlisted in the U.S. Navy and spent three years working on a tugboat stationed out of Jacksonville, Florida. He spent most of this time in Guantanamo Bay, assisting other Navy vessels near Cuba during some turbulent times.
After leaving the Navy, Dave went back to school to receive a degree in Horticulture from SUNY Cobleskill. This led Dave down a path towards becoming a landscape designer and nursery manager.
After some time in the landscape field, Dave decided to change his career focus and began working in sales for another greenhouse supplier before joining Rimol Greenhouse Systems. Dave enjoyed the market of structures and systems, and in 2003, Dave joined Rimol Greenhouse Systems as the regional sales manager for New York State and the Midwest. At Rimol, Dave is able to carry out his passion for designing and implementing greenhouse projects through his work as a sales manager.
Dave currently resides in Fairport, New York, which is just outside of Rochester, with his wife Jennifer. Dave has two daughters, Emily and Morgan, and enjoys his summers at a family cottage in Sackets Harbor, fly fishing and restoring an old wooden boat.
New England, Lower Midwest and West Coast
John Wells joined the Rimol Greenhouse Systems team in 2005 to cover sales and service of the New England region. John brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from his diverse background in the greenhouse and horticulture industry.
After attending Louisiana Tech University, John went to work for a large grower in Virginia. It was there that John learned to appreciate the luxury of automation and gained an understanding of the sensitive needs of a growing environment.
Up for an adventure and a change of scenery, John moved to the West Coast to work for a grower in California specializing in vegetative propagation. However, eventually the lure of family connections drew John and his wife Karen to Southern New Hampshire to settle and raise their family.
Upon his return to New England, John worked for a grower in a fast paced, marketing-oriented company. It was this experience that led John in the direction of sales and to his current position at Rimol Greenhouse Systems.
“This industry is a great one, as there are so many levels to apply yourself,” explained John. “You can choose to be well-connected to the earth and farm, be on the cutting edge of biotechnology, or be somewhere in between. Being is sales allows me to meet so many people all over the region. I see hard work, talent, and ability come together into success. This is an exciting time in our industry. Things are changing quickly, sometimes more quickly than we like, and improvements are happening just as fast.”
Customer Service/Inside Sales
Southeast, Rockies and West Coast
Gary Watschke began with RGS in September to fulfill the role of inside sales for territories in the West and South, customer service and sales support. He comes to RGS with many years of horticultural experience as a certified golf course superintendent and a strong construction background. Gary’s past experience includes working for Syngenta, Arysta Lifescience and the Sustane Corporation. Gary has a BS in Agronomy from Iowa State University. In his free time, he enjoys golf, fishing and restoration of his home in Weare.