Designed By Growers For Growers
Jordan Dekker, Jared Dekker, and Len Logsdon met in the winter of 2013. Len was developing a customized control system for Dekker Brothers Greenhouse in Hudsonville, Michigan. Through the course of conversation during this first project together, the Dekkers would often state, “There has got to be a better way to manage and control the watering on overhead hanging basket lines.”
The idea was planted for the development of an automated product that would water hanging baskets to the grower’s ideal basket weight. The product would use an electro-mechanical module which would be added to new or existing overhead basket lines in greenhouses. After much brainstorming, discussion and research, the first successful prototype was developed. Over the next three years, three additional prototypes were developed incorporating improvements from the previous prototypes. Each prototype was developed after hundreds of hours in Len’s home workshop and onsite at Dekker Brothers’ greenhouse. Each improved prototype tested with great success and the results were amazing. The best elements of all the prototypes were included in the final production module which was then verified and proofed in several west Michigan greenhouses.
Today OASIS Standard and Custom systems are operating in numerous Michigan greenhouses as well as in other parts of the United States.
Jordan is the managing partner at Control Dekk where he is involved in all aspects of business management. He is also well-versed in sales and interfaces with customers on multiple levels. Jordan sources various raw materials and is involved in module and control panel assembly. He is also Vice President of Dekker Bros. Farms which he manages with his brother, Jared. Jordan has over 17 years’ experience in the horticulture industry.
Jared was instrumental in Control Dekk’s startup, and he continues to be involved with various aspects of business management. He provides crucial suggestions, ideas and feedback from a grower’s perspective on product design and development and marketing. Many of his suggestions have been implemented in these areas. Jared is also President of Dekker Bros. Farms which he manages with his brother, Jordan. Jared has over 17 years’ experience in the horticulture industry.
Len is a Controls Engineer and a Master Electrician with extremely strong mechanical knowledge and skills. He possesses over 30 years of experience in the automation industry with over 20 of those years serving the needs of greenhouses in southwestern Michigan. At Control Dekk his main focus remains product design and development. He is also involved in many aspects of business management, sales and onsite installation assistance.