Preserving a family legacy
When Janice Kellogg joined the Kellogg family over 60 years ago, she gained not only a husband but a family legacy. For more than 90 years, family-run Kellogg Garden Products has maintained a reputation for honesty, integrity and quality products that help people grow beautiful, successful gardens organically.
“I’m very proud and honored to have played a part in upholding this legacy,” Janice says. “I’m also very fortunate to be able to continue the business with the wonderful help of my son Hap and my daughter Kathy, both of whom are following in the very large footsteps of their father and grandfather. For us, this isn’t just a business or a means of income. It’s our family’s name, our heritage, and the legacy we leave to our children and communities.”
As the Chairman of the Board for Kellogg Garden Products, the company her husband helped build, Janice is committed to preserving the family legacy. “We have a responsibility to our communities and customers, to not only make their environments beautiful but to do it by providing truly organic products that honestly are what they claim to be,” she explains. “That’s why we have our products inspected and verified by two third-party organizations.”
Janice shares her son Hap’s customer-first approach to doing business. “We treasure the nurseries and landscaping contractors as well as the homeowners who use our products,” she says. As members of the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers as well as the California Landscape Contractors Association, the company continues to give back to the customers and businesses that entrust their gardens to Kellogg products.
Janice recognizes that businesses have a significant impact on people as well as the planet. Her priority is to make sure that Kellogg makes a positive difference in the lives of employees, customers, gardens and ultimately the environment.
“What we do here not only leaves the world a more beautiful place, but also a healthier place,” she explains. “If we invest back into our communities, that benefits us all the same.”