About Us


Established in 1946, Van Well Nursery is a top supplier of fruit trees to commercial orchardists, wholesale and retail nurseries and the average backyard gardener. We grow more than 1 million apple, pear, cherry, peach, plum, prune, apricot, nectarine and nut trees each year.

Van Well Nursery Family Team

The Family Team

Picture here at our Wenatchee office is the Van Well Family Team from left to right: Suzanne Van Well heads our international affairs desk and also works the office sales desk; Joe Adams maintains our computer information systems; Tom Van Well runs the office and keeps track of the business side of the operation; Christina Van Well oversees our scion wood selection and inventory and works in production; Dick Van Well is our operations manager overseeing both production and shipping activities; Ric Van Well works in our orchards and is involved in both our fruit tree production and shipping; Pete Van Well, our President and General Manager, keeps his eye on all company aspects from production to sales but pays particular attention to new sports and varieties; Joe Van Well is our retired orchard manager with over 70 years of horticultural experience; Pete Van Well II works inside sales, coordinates the work of our sales agents and manages our advertising and marketing programs.

Office Support Staff

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Dee Schoenmakers is our office assistant and the pleasant voice you hear when you call our Wenatchee office. Donna O'Brien is our bookeeper and account. She makes sure that invoices are correct and on time.  Rita Sortino is a new addition to our accounting department who assists Donna with her daily activities.

 

Washington Field Staff 

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Mike Anderson is the veteran of our fieldstaff. Mike lives in Yakima and can be contacted at (509) 952-3538. Fred Valentine is a well known Central Washington horticulturist who can be contacted at (509) 669-5897.   
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Phil Doornink grew up on a cherry orchard in Wapato. He served active duty in the U.S. Air Force, and is now a member of the reserves. Phil can be reached at 509-833-3605 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Ramiro Avilez has joined the sales staff of Van Well Nursery, Wenatchee, Washington. He will work with fruit growers from Royal City in the Columbia Basin north through the Okanogan Valley to the Canadian border.  Ramiro can be reached at (509) 433-8701 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Proud Members

International New Varieties Network Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association American Nursery & Landscape Association
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ALL OUR FRUIT TREES ARE GROWN IN THE USA.