About Imperial Builders

Imperial Builders & Supply was founded in 1966 by Ralph Faircloth, Sr., a foliage nurseryman. The office and warehouse for IB&S were on Cleveland St. in Apopka along with the nursery. Ralph’s brother managed the company until 1971 when Ralph sold his nurseries and IB&S to Stratford of Texas (Green Thumb). In 1974 Ralph Faircloth, Jr. and Mike Grandey purchased IB&S from Stratford. A new office and warehouses were constructed on Park Ave. in Apopka. In 1982 Mike purchased Ralph’s interest in the business and brought in Pete Fries as Vice President/General Manager. As of April 1, 2020 IB&S was purchased by Mike Tully, an employee. Mike and Pete will continue as Directors and will resume their normal responsibilities and duties for a few more years.

The current office, sales room, warehouse and fabrication facility were built in 2008 on General Electric Rd. in Plymouth, just west of Apopka.

IB&S has 17 employees and deals in retail sales of nursery irrigation supplies and equipment, greenhouse building supplies and equipment, fabrication and welding, greenhouse and warehouse manufacturing and greenhouse and warehouse construction.


Business Hours

Monday through Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Closed for the following holidays:

  • Monday Memorial Day
  • July 4th Independence Day
  • Monday Labor Day
  • Thursday & Friday Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day & New Years Day & the week between.
  • We are also closed for inventory the 1st day we return from the Christmas holidays, which is usually the 2nd, 3rd or 4th of January.