Bruce and Lee Ann Bultema had an exceptional spring season at their Beecher nursery, Windmill Acres. The plants they nurtured throughout the winter flew off the greenhouse shelves as customers from Kankakee to Orland Park and from Crown Point to Joliet sought both popular and hard-to-find bedding plants for their homes.
As business bloomed, the duo recognized the need to expand and visited The CenterPoint for Entrepreneurs at Governors State University seeking funding to help double their greenhouse space.
Office of Public Affairs, "Governors State University’s CenterPoint and College of Business and Public Administration Helps Local Business to Bloom" (2008). Press Releases. 372.