40 Under 40, Class of 2020

Robert Blew


Centerton Nurseries

Job Title

Vice President


• As the third generation in the family business, helped to double the company’s size in 15 years “without sacrificing plant quality of customer service.”

• Co-owns the company along with his “two amazing siblings” (a brother and a sister) — the company produces more than 1,600 varieties for nearly 1,000 customers in 32 states.


While in college, Bob played in the drumline for the Penn State Marching Blue Band.

Fun Facts

His grandfather (Ray Blew, company founder) moved his family to Ecuador for work in the late 1960s. During that time, he was on a first name basis with the president of Ecuador.

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