Meet Our Staff

Here’s the lineup on our full time staff. We couldn’t do it without these hard working helpers!

Cathy Reinhardt Cathy Rheinhart
Cathy has over 20 years of experience in the nursery profession and has been with us at Effinger’s for the past 12. Cathy is a Certified Nursery Professional and knows the entire spectrum of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals better than anyone. Cathy raises our annual flowers and is a skilled landscape designer. Best of all, she is a swell cook and often treats us to her baked cakes and cookies.
Ken Shnur Ken Schnur
Ken is a landmark fixture who also has been with us for over 20 years. He’s such a recognizable part of our outfit that he is often mistaken for Rick. Customers will regularly ask for “that older guy that’s been here forever” at which point we ask ”do you mean Rick or Ken?” Ken is a jack of all trades and can do just about anything from rewiring a greenhouse to pruning a bonsai or fixing a broken water pipe to designing a landscape bed. Ken also is a great conversationalist and loves to share a joke or hear how your day’s going.
  Randy Harrawood
Randy arrived at Effingers in a round about way. After owning and operating several funeral homes in southern Illinois, Randy spent a few years working at a high-end garden center in Colorado. We are glad that Randy landed back in our neck of the woods. He has a real knack for displays, marketing and suburb customer service. Randy keeps us organized and tidy!
  Michelle Voruz
Michelle heads up our satellite store on North Illinois St in Belleville (the old A&W root beer stand!). We were lucky to get Michelle on our team when her former employer, Plants and More, closed its door in 2012. Our satellite location has a smaller sampling of flowers, herbs, hanging baskets, container gardens, succulents and small flowering trees and shrubs – All the Good Stuff, just less!


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