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BC Greenhouse Builders Ltd. was incorporated in 1951. Henry Heinen, employed with the company since 1959, purchased the company in 1972 with his wife Greta. With Henry’s expertise in design and manufacturing, he endeavoured to create the highest quality greenhouses called Cross Country Greenhouses. Henry and Greta’s son Rick now leads the company into new markets with innovative designs while continuing the legacy of a quality made product.

Cape Cod Greenhouse with attached chicken coop

Dreamy Chicken Coop Greenhouse - House and Home Feature

BC Greenhouse Builders featured in House and Home Magazine

We are beyond proud that BC Greenhouse Builders, North America's leading manufacturer of hobby greenhouses, is featured in May 2022's issue of House and Home! Author Wendy Jacob scribed "This Dreamy Greenhouse Is Also A Chicken Coop And Party Room", about our client, Lisa Moody's, dream of having a combination greenhouse and chicken coop in her garden.

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Black Cape Cod style greenhouse with roof vent open

Greenhouse Roof Vent Troubleshooting

Do you have a greenhouse roof vent that is no longer opening or not opening enough?

Over the years, the piston moving through the seals gradually wears the seal material away, allowing a gradual seepage of wax out of the cylinder. This reduces the pressure within the cylinder and needs to be replaced. But it could also be that the wax in the cylinder just needs a simple kick start and a warm bath. Here is a tip to see if you can get them working again:

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Interior of a BC Greenhouse

Greenhouse Garden Tips: Maximizing space to grow your own food

Maximize the growing space in your greenhouse

We are contacted daily by people looking to purchase a greenhouse to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Some concerns we hear are about food quality, potential supply chain issues, or even just having fresh produce readily available. When you are a gardener with a smaller sized greenhouse, you have to get creative to make space for new growth.

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Kyle Exner

GM, Kyle Exner, reflects on BCG's history & transformation

About Kyle

Kyle began his storied career with BCG in 1997. “I actually worked with Rick’s brother in law Roger at Ryder Truck Rentals and he knew that Rick was looking for someone as an office guy. In true Roger fashion, he really oversold it and called it a ‘worldwide conglomerate’ as Roger would do and I thought “Wow, this sounds amazing”.  Worldwide actually meant that the company had shipped a greenhouse to Australia once.”  Flash forward to 2021 with Rick and Kyle at the helm and we truly are worldwide!

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Kevin Stayner in the BC Greenhouse Product facilities

70th Anniversary Celebration with Kevin Stayner

Kevin Stanyer, Custom Fabrication Manager, talks about his role at BC Greenhouses.

When it comes to custom greenhouses, Kevin is an amazing resource for the team at BCG.  The custom projects that are designed and manufactured from his department are unique, complex and quite frankly cool.  But let’s go back to the beginning for a moment.

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