40 Under 40, Class of 2017

David Christakes


Alsip Home & Nursery

Job Title

President of Green Goods


  • Responsible for overseeing operations at the largest volume store in the three-location company and planning production for Alsip’s 180,000-square-foot production facility.
  • A military veteran, his business philosophy is to create and nurture a “dream team” because “nothing gets done without the whole team at its back.”


A Lot to be Thankful for: A cancer survivor since his teen years, David really appreciates life with his wife and 4-year-old son, “who has been the most influential person in my life.”

Fun Facts

Favorite Flick: “Rushmore.” David notes, “I am a fan of all of Wes Anderson’s films.”

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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