Our Staff

Call Us: (865) 524-2734


Left to Right

Rita Washer, Terry Horn, Steve Longmire, Ricky Haun, and Ernie Rader, President

About Our Team

At Knoxville Seed & Greenhouse has very friendly and knowledgeable staff combining years of experience. Whatever your needs are, we have staff that are able to accomodate you and help you with your gardening and seeding projects.

The staff of Knoxville Seed & Greenhouse are dedicated to upholding the mission of the Knoxville Seed & Green House by providing exceptional service and a uniquely pleasant shopping experience. While our members form the foundation of the spirit of Knoxville Seed & Greenhouse the familiar faces below are the driving force of the co-op's daily operations.

Ernest Rader



Ernest Rader founded Knoxville Seed & Greenhouse to provide top quality and professional Greenhouse and seeding services for Knox County and surrounding areas. He over sees the business daily to ensure the highest of standards for his business and conduct of his employees.

Rita Washer


Accounting / Office Manager

Rita oversees accounting procedures and management of the office for Knoxville Seed & Greenhouse. She ensures the office runs efficiently and professionally!

Ricky Haun


Retail Store Manager

Ricky Haun provides management support to staff and customers who visit our retail location at 5001 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville TN. He has a wealth of knowledge as does his staff to fully support any and all products at our facility.

Tommy McMillian


Warehouse Manager

Tommy McMillian ensures that our warehouse stocks stay well supplied and properly inventoried. Tommy and his staff take inventory very seriously and strive to maintain product inventory for delivery to our customers!

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Pat Graser



Pat Graser assists Rita Washer in the accounting department and ensures that all the books are accurately done.

Terry G. Horn


Retail / Wholesale Sales

Terry provides professional and courteous solutions to our customers in a very timely manner. He is very knowledgeable and excels at Wholesale sales as well as retail sales.!

Deborah Reagan


Inside Sales

Deborah Reagan brings a wealth of experience to our sales staff. If you are looking for the right choice, you can depend on her for the answer!

Steve Longmire


Inside Sales

Steve has a very intense passion for sales here at Knoxville Seed & Greenhouse. If you're looking for a solution to your green questions, Steve has the answer!