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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 […]

Greenhouse Consulting


Any successful research greenhouse starts with a successful research greenhouse design, and any successful research greenhouse design comes about with the aid of knowledgeable and experienced research greenhouse consulting experts. Taking the outside environment inside, less the extremes, is a task most easily accomplished by seeking out quality greenhouse consulting as early in the process […]

Why RBI Research Greenhouse?

With eighty-two years of experience in “building the greatest places for plants”, Rough Brothers has a rather extensive and diverse resume. Rough has especially managed to distinguish itself in the educational and research greenhouse market. Research companies and universities alike often partner with Rough to build a new modern research greenhouse or even to maintain […]

RBI Maximizes Vegetable Growth with Hydroponic Production Systems

Gotham Greens Farm LLC and Leafy Green LLC recently contracted the services of Rough Brothers Greenhouse to design, supply, and commission their hydroponic systems for their newly constructed greenhouses. With a desire to maximize the growth of their hydroponic vegetables in a cost effective way, RBI has designed two dramatically different hydroponic growing solutions for […]

Rough Brothers’ Above Grade Algae Greenhouse

Rough Commercial Greenhouse

The Commercial Greenhouse Division at Rough Brothers Inc. (RBI) has integrated an above ground lagoon into their Algae Greenhouse design. The above ground design was created as an alternative to forming and pouring permanent concrete pond walls or excavating into questionable soil conditions necessary for below ground ponds. The Rough Brothers greenhouse and lagoon can […]

Leafy Greens – Waterloo, Nebraska

Leafy Greens is a partnership that recently purchased a greenhouse facility from RBI in Waterloo, Nebraska. This greenhouse was designed for the hydroponic production of green onions, but is outfitted to grow a multitude of different crops. This 8,316 sqft poly arch house has roof vents that swing open on the windward and leeward sides […]

PH & Nutrient Availability

The solution that a root zone of a plant is exposed to will have a corresponding Ph value. In chemistry, this Ph value corresponds to the amount of Hydrogen ions, [H+] present in the solution. A solution with a low concentration of hydrogen ions will have a high Ph. Solutions with a high concentration of […]