OUR VISION: EFFICIENT GREENHOUSE DESIGN

“Designing for a better future”

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Ceres was founded in 2011 with the goal of designing the most energy efficient greenhouse design solutions.

Fast forward 10 years and Ceres has expanded its commitments to designing sustainable systems for growing food to bring technology, data, and well resourced partnerships together in order to offer “whole solutions” to our clients.

We recognize that beyond providing a well designed facility, we must bring together appropriate technologies, natural solutions and focused data in order to maintain systems that both consider the environment and make financial sense.

We recognize that solutions must make sense for our growers. Beyond the best engineering we must make sure that our solutions land in the hands of those who need access to them. Access to fresh and healthy food is a basic right, and no matter how well designed a system is, it is only as good as it is useful.

Our vision as a greenhouse company is to design for the future. To always put our clients’ needs first. And to always think about our impact.

WHO IS CERES?

Inspired by the Roman Goddess of Agriculture, Ceres is a company devoted to growing plants. Our core team consists of Engineers, Architects, Builders, Plant Experts, Designers, and Tinkerers.

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OUR INTERNAL COMMITMENTS

We are a company made up of leaders. It is our belief that providing ownership to our employees allows for natural leadership, care for our vision and commitments, and internal mutual reciprocity to flourish.

We work together to make sure all of our voices are heard. That both internal and external decisions are made equitably. That we listen to our clients. That we remain assertive, nimble, and always open to new and better solutions.

OUR EXTERNAL FOCUS

We are committed to bringing efficient greenhouse design to schools and non-profits that aim to help students and others both learn about greenhouses and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) solutions, as well as provide food for their fellow students or communities.

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Technology and Data

We use our own technologies to optimize renewable energy solutions. It is our goal as an efficient greenhouse design company to leverage appropriate technologies in order to increase our greenhouse yields, our clients profits, and keep energy costs at a minimum.

USING OUR VOICE

We aim to use our blog as a platform to both help our growers learn more about how to grow as effectively as possible, and to amplify our commitments to the core tenets of our vision: food access, sustainable growing solutions, and renewable energy solutions.

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KEY PARTNERS

We partner with other organizations, suppliers, and manufacturers who also care about sustainability and equitability in their workforce, distribution, and impact of their products.

OUR SISTER COMPANY: SUNGLO GREENHOUSES

Sunglo backyard greenhouses have been in production since 1976. They offer small, home sized greenhouses, affordably priced for all of your growing needs. A Sunglo greenhouse is an investment in your, and/or your family’s health and well being.

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MEET THE TEAM

Marc Plinke

MARC PLINKE

Founder / Chief Operating Officer

Marc is an inventor-innovator who started his career as a chemical and process engineer working for Gore Technologies. When he landed in Boulder, CO, he retrofitted his family’s 1950’s ranch house into a “beyond-net-zero-energy home.” That experience led him into his second career in greenhouse building design. He has spent the past decade applying his engineering mindset and expertise to building better and more energy-efficient greenhouses. After helping build a state-of-the-art commercial greenhouse funded by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Marc started Ceres with the intention of enabling people to grow their own food sustainably and year-round. Marc’s passion is his family and his belief in leaving the world a better place for his children.

Chris Uhlig

Chris Uhlig

Chief Executive Officer

Josh Holleb

Josh Holleb

Solutions Architect

Karin Uhlig

Karin Uhlig

Sales Support / Resource Manager

Michael Woodard

Michael Woodard

Project Manager / Resource Manager

Bill Zanoni

Bill Zanoni

Design

Dawn Mann

Dawn Mann

Accounting / Resource Manager

Swapnil Kumar

Swapnil Kumar

Sr Mechanical Engineer

Haley Bridgnell

Haley Bridgnell

Marketing / Content Specialist

Kylie Gettleman

Kylie Gettleman

Project Development / Grow Support

Miriam Schaffer

Miriam Schaffer

Marketing / Communications Specialist

Markus

Markus Kroess

Engineering / Product Development

Christian Houpe

Christian Houpe

Engineering / Product Development

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Sunny Kaercher

Commercial Sales / Design

Jaclyn Jorgensen

Jaclyn Jorgensen

Commercial Sales

Elizabeth Shilling

Elizabeth Shilling

Engineering / Project Management

Kendl Santelli

Kendl Santelli

Sales / Accounting Support

Jim Sabey

Jim Sabey

Commercial Sales

Marina Gieres

Marina Gieres

Design

Herve Maumus-Hue

Herve Maumus-Hue

Data Analyst

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Lane Calabro

Architectural Designer

Amy Chan

Amy Chan

Administrative Support

Ryan Champion

Ryan Champion

Design

Lauren Sharpe

Lauren Sharpe

Architectural Design / Sales

Adham Kassem

Adham Kassem

Business Development Management

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Ariana Patterson

Architectural Design & Sales

Ben Stortz

Ben Stortz

Mechanical Engineer

Eric Stonehill

Eric Stonehill

Project Manager

Robert Fisher

Robert Fisher

Sr. Design Engineer 

Joshua Uhlig

Joshua Uhlig

Sales Support

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