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Back Row: Kenny, Carl, Richard & Trevor Front Row: Susan, Lisa, Kristin, Kate, Nicole

Our Team

Pleasant Run Nursery’s organizational structure includes Richard and Heidi Hesselein (both 4th generation nurserymen), 2 production division managers, 11 production support people, and 4 sales/customer service people in the office. Among the nursery management team there are 4 Certified Nursery Landscape Professionals (CNLP). Richard has been named an NJNLA Nurseryman of the Year in 2008, and Pleasant Run was recently awarded 2018 Hall Of Fame Inductee by NJNLA, as well as being the subject of articles in both Nursery Grower and American Nurseryman magazines. Both Sales and Production work very closely together and function as a closely knit team, with discussions and meeting occurring daily.

Pleasant Run Team:
  • Carl Hesselein, CNLP-President
  • Richard Hesselein, CNLP-Vice President
  • Susan Schlagel-Office Manager/Operational Accounting Manager
  • Kristin Grover, CNLP-Brokered Plant Procurement/Customer Service
  • Lisa Strovinsky, CNLP-Marketing/Website/Logistics/Customer Service
  • Nicole McKenna-Customer Service
  • Kenny Dilts-Perennial Production
  • Trevor Provost-Woody Production
  • Kate Irvine-Inventory/Shipping Coordinator