Our Company

Our friendly and helpful staff welcomes you to stop in anytime. Whether it is a last minute order you need filled, or you need help selecting just the right plant for your project, please let our staff assist you. Of course you can stroll through our updated display garden or the greenhouses in search of that added splash of color to compliment your project or to fill your retail shelves.

In a hurry? Place your order in advance via fax, email, or phone and we will have it ready and waiting for you. Need a delivery? Our trucks are equipped with rolling racks to ensure your plants arrive at your door in pristine condition.

Weekly Availability 

Our weekly Availability is updated every Friday for the coming week and may be viewed on the website. We also offer a weekly fax and email program.
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Our location

p: 440.428.1277
f : 440.428.4036
Email: northcoastperennials 
Address: 3754 Dayton Rd. Madison, OH 44057-9782

Office Hours

April thru June 
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Friday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Saturdays: by appointment only 

July thru November 
Weekdays: 7:30 - 4:00 pm 
Saturdays: by appointment only 

December thru March 
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 - 4:00 
Fridays: Closed
Phone: 440.428.1277 

Our Team

Kathie Freshour

President / Secretary / Treasurer

Kathie brings her background and professional development in banking and lending to the business end of the nursery, handling human resource matters, vendors, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. She also works with Auburn Career Center’s Landscape Horticulture Program to provide training for interns and is a past board member of Auburn’s Advisory Committee. The nursery is a corporate donor for the Madison Food Center and Kathie is a past volunteer.


Mark Freshour

Vice- President

Mark’s three decades of experience in the nursery industry encouraged him to buy North Coast Perennials with Kathie in 2008. Mark holds a Private Applicator Spray License from the Ohio Department of Agriculture and attended Lakeland Community College from 1990 to 1992 and successfully completed the Nursery Certification Program. Mark assists with the day to day operations with weekly manager meetings, and he enjoys driving our company box trucks and the semi in the busy season delivering orders so he can touch base with our customers.

Melanie Torres

General Manager

Melanie is a general manager who brings over 26 years of perennial and woody growing experience to her job. Her passion and knowledge of perennials has enabled her to work her way up the corporate ladder. Melanie started at North Coast Perennials as an order puller to now being the General Manager. Melanie works with her team to help exceed all of her customer’s expectations. Availability, forecasting production plans and potting schedule, inventory, shipping coordinating, all daily activities of staff, sales and customer service are just a part her daily routine.

Melanie is an Ohio Certified Nursery Technician Master, Ohio Certified Pesticide Applicator, OSHA Globally Harmonized System Trainer and Certified Train the Trainer. She believes that staying up to date with new varieties and continued education on growing helps Garden Centers and Landscapers grow and sell the best plants possible.

Jessica Jelenic

Sales / Customer Service

Jessica came to work at North Coast Perennials in 2009 as an order puller with over eight years experience in the nursery industry. Customers love her bubbly personality. Not only does Jessica work in sales and customer service, she also assists with order pulling, potting and general maintenance around the nursery. She is in charge of the Safety Training class for both new employees and returning staff. Throughout her career, Jessica has attended multiple classes and training sessions revolved around numerous aspects of the industry. If you have a hard time finding her around the nursery yard, you can follow the sound of her laugh - we like to often joke that she doesn’t even need a radio!

Debra Csepegi

Sales / Customer Service

Deb’s love of perennials and previous nursery experience landed her a position here at NCP in 2015. She enjoys walking through the nursery to take the beautiful pictures that you will find in our weekly availability on our website. You will also find Deb busy at her desk assisting customers with their pickups and other various office responsibilities. She has completed Sales Training through the OLA. On occasion you will be serenaded by Deb and Jessica with one of their favorite songs.