Horticulture industry mourns the loss of Kurt W. Dramm
Kurt W. Dramm, a born salesman and friend to all in the horticulture industry, died on Tuesday, May 16, at the age of 85. Kurt was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a double major in business and horticulture.
After college, Kurt worked for the Vaughan Seed Co. with a sales territory covering the Southeastern United States.
In 1968, he and his brother John Peter formed the Dramm Co. to produce garden and greenhouse watering products. Their mother, Perdita, had maintained the business out of her basement while working as a librarian. John Peter died unexpectedly in 1978.
Kurt was known for saying “Nothing happens until someone sells something.” Kurt’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for providing quality products grew the Dramm company.
During Kurt’s 45 years of ownership, The Dramm Corp. grew to a thriving four-segment business: Commercial greenhouse equipment, retail gardening products, Drammatic organic fertilizer, and DRAMMwater for greenhouse water treatment systems.
Under Kurt’s leadership, the Dramm family-owned business has entered its third generation. Kurt leaves behind a legacy his father started, providing quality products and solutions to customers.