About Chesapeake Valley Seed: Wholesale Seed Suppliers

Professional grounds keepers, lawn and landscape providers, sod producers, sports field managers and all those working in the grassing business know that partnering with the right seed and seeding material sales and distribution company can make all the difference when it comes to getting exactly what you need right when you need it. When you want exceptional products and the most customer oriented service in the wholesale seed distribution industry, turn to Chesapeake Valley Seed.

We proudly offer a wide range of turfgrass, wildflower, native, reclamation, forage, cover crop, and erosion control seeds for various applications, including sports fields, municipal lands, grounds keeping, pastures, and many ag cropping systems. Our diverse selection of seed varieties, blends and mixtures ensures you’ll find the perfect option for your needs without having to settle for less.

Professional Turfgrass and Reclamation Seed Sales Company

Jon Straughn and Gordon Kretser bring over 30 years of combined seed sales and service experience to the mid-Atlantic region. As career seed and seeding material sales and distribution experts, Jon and Gordon’s devotion to providing our customers with the best services and highest quality seeds ensures superb results for every client and customer we partner with.


Jon Straughn

Jon Straughn has been in the seed business for over 25 years.  Having spent most of his professional career working for a large national seed company focusing on seed sales to the professional market, Jon started Chesapeake Valley Seed in January 2013 to focus on customer needs and provide both personal knowledge and high-end quality products to the professional seed market.  Jon graduated with a degree in Agriculture from the University of Maryland College Park and grew up in Catonsville, MD where he still lives to this day.  He enjoys fishing and spending quality time with his family.


Gordon Kretser

Gordon Kretser is our business development leader at Chesapeake Valley Seed. He began his career in the seed business as a territory manager in the Mid-Atlantic Region for a large national seed company and rapidly developed business through his high energy and exceptional responsiveness to customer needs. Gordon grew up on the Eastern Shore in Salisbury, MD and is a graduate of Virginia Tech's Pamplin School of Business, majoring in Marketing and Business Management. Gordon continues to be very active outside of work and enjoys spending free time back on the Eastern Shore surfing and playing golf. 

Through constant communication with customers and vendors, we provide the “Tools of the Green Industry” to our customers with timely in-season services, professional product sourcing and client-focused problem solving. Our unwavering commitment to complete customer satisfaction ensures you’ll not only receive the best turf field, forage and reclamation seeds for your unique application, but a personable relationship guaranteed to provide a beneficial future.

We are committed to earning the trust and loyalty of our customers in order to become the premier commercial and wholesale seed supplier on the East Coast. Whether you’re looking for seeds for sod farms and sporting fields, foraging pasture seed blends, or erosion control and reclamation seeds, depend on our seed experts to help with everything from the initial planning stages through establishment and maintenance with professional service and unbeatable knowledge.

Contact the wholesale seed sales and distribution team at Chesapeake Valley Seed today for more information on our wide range of high quality, low cost seeds and seeding materials.

Chesapeake Valley Seed… Seed With Service!