McKenzie “Ken” Cook started McKenzie Farms and the Signature Tree in 1991. Ken’s 30 years of experience in the retail & wholesale horticultural field provided the background and understanding required to grow a quality Christmas tree.
Guided by his association with Walt Disney, Ken strived to transform the traditional business-customer relationship. The customer came to be viewed as a guest in all business interactions. The concept was simple: grow and procure the highest quality Christmas trees in the industry for those who appreciate the best in quality shipping and service.
Meanwhile, Conrad “Cubby” Steinhart, founder and owner of Happy Holiday in the Midwest, was developing into one of the largest wholesalers on the East Coast, reaching its leadership in the industry. In 1991, through an introduction by Mike Stone, a friendship was formed between Ken and Cubby. Later, this friendship developed into a strategic partnership between the two companies.
In 2018, the relationship between Happy Holiday and McKenzie Farms resulted in the acquisition of McKenzie Farms by a newly formed LLC by Cubby Steinhart called Kirbycon. Today, the two companies, McKenzie Farms and Happy Holiday, are the largest growers and shippers of Christmas trees in the United States.
Today, the two companies, McKenzie Farms and Happy Holiday, are the largest growers and shippers of Christmas trees in the United States.
McKenzie Farms continues to acquire and plant hundreds of thousands of trees annually to ensure a constant supply of quality Christmas trees.
Past, present, and future leadership will continue to set standards of excellence for our industry.
Whether you are an independent retailer or a nationwide big-box operation, the McKenzie Farms team is committed to providing the freshest, highest-quality trees on time with excellent service.
Our team of professionals is experienced, customer-driven, result-oriented, and, most importantly, dedicated to the on-time delivery of high-quality Christmas trees for your needs.
Out of deep respect, Cubby honors his dear friend and mentor Ken by keeping the same name on the door as it has been for over 30 years, “McKenzie Farms.”
We believe that the spirit of Christmas lives within each McKenzie Farms Signature Christmas tree. We invite you to call us or come to Oregon to visit our Christmas Tree Fields and see the McKenzie Farms Advantage.