Owner Since 1980
Chesterton’s Very Own: Chuck Roth, Jr.
People often ask Chuck what sparked his desire to own a feed and garden center. “As a kid growing up in Chesterton, we owned horses, dogs, cats, raised poultry, and had gardens. I was fascinated with the birds that came to our feeder and enjoyed bird-watching at an early age. I started into college studying veterinary medicine, but switched to horticulture and haven’t looked back!” Chuck’s first connection with the store was when, during one of the family’s many shopping visits, Chuck’s mother asked Ms. Burchfield if she needed any help. Chuck thought his mom wanted a job, but didn’t realize she was actually asking with him in mind! 13 year old Chuck Roth, Jr. was hired to carry-out customer purchases, sweep floors, take out garbage, and plant and grow the fall garden mums. Chuck enjoys meeting the people that this business attracts. “My customers and I have similar interests and I have made a lot of good friends the many years I’ve been in business.” Chuck wants his customers to walk away with good advice, good service and a good product.