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.