Gar Tootelian, Inc.

Rank: 37 (Previous Rank: 44)
8246 S. Crawford Ave.
Reedley CA 93654   
Phone: 559-638-6311
Organization Type: Independent Local Dealership
Year Founded: 1949
Retail Outlets: 1
States Served: 1 (CA)
Employees: 133
2019 Revenue: $101-$200 million
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 68%, Fertilizer: 29%, Seed: 1%, Custom Application: 2%

As the nation’s largest, and oldest, single location crop protection/fertilizer retailer, GAR’s culture is based on a simple principal… “you take care of the customer, he will take care of you”. The company attributes its success to a highly engaged, well-trained staff with a laser-like focus on getting things right on the first try. Through its 42 Pest Control Advisors and two agronomists, GAR offers a 1,000 years of advice, products, and services on some 250 crops to 1,500 growers in a 80-mile radius of its single location. GAR works to promote agricultural awareness through daily radio advertising that speaks to the benefits of California agriculture. Its philanthropic donations support agricultural literacy, educational scholarships, and activities promoting the value of California agriculture. Since 2005, GAR and its Foundation have given out some $4.0 million in grants and gifts. These monies have gone to create such things as Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s Valley Farm, Valley PBS’ Valley’s Gold and education through Agriculture series, Valley PBS’ American Grown: My Job Depends on Ag series, the FARM Academy, FARMS Leadership, Grizzlies Farm Grown Community Fund, and Immanuel Schools Building Futures Foundation. In 2011, GAR raised $1.65 million to expand the Clovis Medical Center Emergency Room in honor of Central Valley Farmers and their Families and has also raised nearly $500,000 in its annual Feeding Families Fund Drive to support the Community Food Bank. Gar is the recipient of the 2016 ARA Retailer of the Year and the 2015 Environmental Respect, Ambassador of Respect for North America. For further information on GAR and its community activities and philanthropy, please visit