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Greenhouse Geek-Rob Tanzer

The Institutional Greenhouse and Conservatory Restoration & Renovation group at Rough Brothers has been headed up by Rob Tanzer for eight years. Having graduated from Virginia Tech University with a BS in Plant Biology and Botany, Rob brings a substantial amount of horticultural and botanical knowledge and experience. Robs hands-on experience with greenhouses during his […]

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Research Greenhouse Overview Phase 2 greenhouse complex is approximately 255′-8″ wide x 68’-0″ long consisting of (9) 25’ w x 68’ greenhouses with (1) 25’ x 40’ connecting bldg. and (1) 5’ x 12’ connector link. Greenhouses are aluminum, ground level, multi zo ne, gutter connected, A-frame truss. Gutter post top heights are 12’ and […]

Greenhouse Research Facility -The University of Nevada

Rough Brothers recently completed the new 17,280 sq.ft. University of Nevada,  Reno, Greenhouse Research Facility located in Reno, Nevada.  This state of the art  (24) zone greenhouse facility recently opened to provide both students and faculty with research and educational opportunities. Each greenhouse compartment is equipped with integrated environmental controls, cooling, ventilation, heating, shading and […]

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – Harold C. Schott Education Center


The new Harold C. Schott Education Center will be a dynamic facility that integrates the excitement and wonder of exploring a rain forest habitat with  the creative approach to educating children and adults for which the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is nationally renowned. “This Center represents the mission of an institution dedicated to creating […]

Charley Creek Gardens & Conservatory

Charley Creek Gardens are approximately 6 1/2 acres located in the city of Wabash, Indiana complete with a Meadow of wild flowers and plants  native to Indiana, Hedge Maize, 30′-0″ tall 4-tiered Waterfall, Shade  Garden and Conservatory. The Conservatory is approximately 1,000 square feet and stands about 14′-6″ tall with a faceted end facing North […]

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Conservatory

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Conservatory, located in Buffalo, NY, is one of the oldest Victorian conservatories in America. Originally called the South Park Conservatory when opened in 1900, it was the third largest of all conservatories in the US and the ninth largest in the world. The conservatory’s tri-domed glass, wood and […]

The Butterfly Estates Conservatory


The Butterfly Estates Conservatory  is located in the Downtown Ft. Myers River District in Ft. Myers, Florida. The aluminum and glass conservatory is home to hundreds of native butterflies, cascading waterfalls and lush tropical nectar plants. Rough Brothers Scope of Work Included Conservatory design, engineering, fabrication and construction of a new aluminum structure and glass and aluminum […]

Conservatory Metamorphosis

Connecticut College Science Center

Project : Connecticut College Science Center Nestled between the major metropolitan areas of Boston and New York is the quaint city of New London, CT. The city boasts plenty of fascinating history, culture, and old world charm. A tour of its local campus, Connecticut College, supplies all the proof. This past summer the Connecticut College Science Center underwent major […]

Private Conservatory Restoration


A severe weather event hit the New York City area prompting a panicked call the very same evening from a soon-to-be new customer. The client described a storm damage scene that seemed to dictate a total tear-down of this classic Lord & Burnham conservatory. Rough Brothers was on site the next day to perform its own full […]

Greenhouse Upgrades


Any successful greenhouse upgrade project starts with a success greenhouse upgrade scope of work developed, and any successful greenhouse upgrade comes about with the aid of knowledgeable and experienced greenhouse upgrade experts. Taking the project to a team of experienced, and successful greenhouse upgrade professionals, is a task most easily accomplished by seeking out competent […]