Felger's Peat Moss

 

9912 Valentine Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
(260) 693-3134
Today: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1953
A Family Owned Business Since 1953 (260) 693-3134 Jerry Felger, Owner 9912 Valentine Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818 Search Our Site: Quick Search Aggregate Bailed Pine Needles Bark Chips Bird Bath Black Soil Boulders Brown Top Soil Cedar Mulch Color Enhanced Mulch Compost Concrete Stepping Stone Crushed Limestone Cut Stair Steps Cypress Mulch Dark Hardwood Bark Decorative Aggregates Decorative Stone Edging Flagstone Flats Gray Slate Hardwood Bark Lava Rock Ledge Rock Limestone Mason Sand Mulch Natural Mulch Oak Mulch Outcroppings Pavers Pea Gravel Peat Moss Pine Mulch Playground Material Polymeric Sand Potting Soil Retaining Wall Stone River Rock Rocks Rock Signs Rubber Mulch Sand Sand Pebbles Silica Small Wall Stone Snapped Dimensional Stone Soil Stair Steps Stand-ups Steppers Stone Stone Benches Stone Steps Supplies Top-Black-Peat Variegated Steps Wall Stone Walnut Bark Wood Chips Black & Brown Top Soil, Specialty Soil Mixes, Peat Moss, Boulders, Rock Signs, River Rock, Building Stone, Decorative Stone, Flagstone, Natural Stone, Mulches, Rubber Playground Mulch, Polymeric Sand, Weed Fabric, Cut Stair Steps, Retaining Wall Block, Pavers, Accessories Our Past Present & Future Peat Moss - Black Dirt Pickup or Deliver Herb Felger - Phone 4113 The history of Felger?s Peat Moss started long before it?s founding date of 1953. 9912 Valentine Road, has been the address of the Felger Family Farm. This rich farm ground provided a good living for George and Rose Felger, along with their nine children; Herb and his seven brothers and one sister. However, during the depression years, like many other farmers, the land was lost for lack of cash to pay the taxes. Sadly, the family had to move. After Herb?s senior year in high school, jobs were hard to find. Herb joined the C.C.C. Camps established by President Franklin Roosevelt. He then enlisted in the National Guard and spent time in the U.S. Marine Corp. After the outbreak of WWII, Herb then joined the Navel Civil Service. Wanting to help in the war effort, he was stationed in Pearl Harbor, working as a machinist on navel ships. Herb returned to Fort Wayne in 1945 and started his trucking business, hauling stone, cinders, gravel, etc. Marriage to Ruth Gerber followed in 1947. The hauling business grew, and Herb realized how much the rich soil and peat moss on his families farm would compliment his growing business. Negotiating and purchasing the farm from the current owner, the Felger family moved back HOME in 1953. Herb immediately began stock piling peat moss, black soil, gravel, driveway stone, and cinders. The business was called 'Herb Felger Peat Moss'. Jerry was three years old at the time, and constantly at his father?s side. Jerry Felger loaded his first pickup truck, when he was eight years old, much to the customer?s surprise. The business grew as Jerry grew. In the late 1960?s, Felger?s Peat Moss was one of the first companies in Indiana to begin selling bark mulch in bulk quantities. Right at the time that Fort Wayne residents interest grew in landscaping their yards. Initially, Herb and Ruth sold small amounts of peat moss, black soil, gravel and limestone, to a handful of customers a week, from the early spring to fall. Today, the business has evolved into a year round business, selling peat moss, black soil, brown topsoil, potting soil, special soil mixes, and compost. Additionally, the mulch types have increased to over 25 types, several hardwood mulches, pine mulches, cedar and cypress mulches, color-enhanced mulches, in many colors, and economy mulches. The gravel and limestone products have increased to many types of decorative stone, native river rock, flagstone, boulders and outcroppings, steppingstones, retaining wall block and pavers. Additionally, Felger?s carries replicated rock, which is use
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