E.B. Stone History

Celebrating 100 Years

This year marks our 100th year as a family owned company. We’ve grown a lot since 1916, when E.B.Stone himself started making fertilizer in San Jose, California. Thank you for buying our products and helping us remain the great company we are today!  

 


The E.B. Stone History

In 1916, E.B. Stone created a fertilizer that made his fruit crops the talk of the other San Jose, California farmers. Over the years, E.B. Stone also created soil conditioners for flowers, fruit trees, and many plant varieties. In 1936, E.B. Stone moved his business to the Salinas Valley, where he began to sell his products to the valley farmers and local garden centers. When he retired in 1979, he sold his family business to the Crandalls—another family dedicated to keeping up the tradition of creating the best fertilizers and amendments.

Through the years, horticulturists here at E.B. Stone have perfected some of those original formulas—and created new ones, as well. The result is a new generation of 21st century fertilizers, soils for indoor use, and soil amendments for all of your garden and landscape needs.

The proof of their efforts is when you see what happens in your own garden with our Green All, E.B. Stone Organics, and Mastery Nursery products.  

Timeline

  1916   1936   1979   1990   2006   2010   2011

E.B. Stone starts the business in San Jose, California selling GreenAll fertilizers and potting soil

E.B. Stone moves his business to the Salinas Valley and began selling to valley farmers and garden center

The Crandall family purchases the business from E.B. Stone upon his retirement

The company moves production and operations to Suisun City, California

A devastating fire leaves our production facility in ruins

Our production facility and offices are back in business—using greener, state of the art technology. The company begins to transition to recyclable packaging.

Two high tech wind turbines go online at our headquarters—by the end of the year we are producing a surplus of electricity

2011

Two high tech wind turbines go online at our headquarters—by the end of the year we are producing a surplus of electricity

2010

Our production facility and offices are back in business—using greener, state of the art technology. The company begins to transition to recyclable packaging.

2006

A devastating fire leaves our production facility in ruins

1990

The company moves production and operations to Suisun City, California

1979

The Crandall family purchases the business from E.B. Stone upon his retirement

1936

E.B. Stone moves his business to the Salinas Valley and began selling to valley farmers and garden center

1916

E.B. Stone starts the business in San Jose, California selling GreenAll fertilizers and potting soil