As a business owner, I believe it is important for our customers and vendors to know the people behind the products.
If you would like to find out about Spectrum Products Inc., please read on the About Us section.
Spectrum Products Inc. is a Christian owned and managed company. I hope you will take the time to read my own Christian testimony after completing this page.
The Cissel Families
Who Am I?
I am originally from western Howard County outside of Baltimore, MD. The Cissel family has been in the sod and nursery business for over 50 years.
My father, Lambert, is Founder of Kimberthy Turf Farms, Inc. and is the inventor of the Treegator® irrigation system. My brother, Steve, is President of Kimberthy Turf Farms and 10-20 Media Corporation. My mother, Marge Cissel, is Co-Founder of Kimberthy Turf Farms and operated the entire office and customer service department for over 35 years.
I graduated in 1991 with a degree in business management from N.C. State University. I started Spectrum Products Inc. in 1991 with my wonderful wife, Tammy. Tammy has a degree in early childhood education from N.C. State University and was a teacher prior to having our first child. She is currently a full-time mother, wife, and business partner.
What Do I Enjoy?
I am an extreme family advocate and spend most of my free time with them, enjoying their hobbies which are mainly competetive cheerleading, soccer, and the love of animals.
My Other Hobbies / Interests Include:
I am also a supporter and listener of Christian radio ministries. Focus on the Family with James Dobson, Insight for Living with Charles Swindoll, and Turning Point with David Jeremiah, and Running to Win with Dr. Erwin Lutzer are some of my favorites.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about the people that make up our company. My hope is that as you conduct business with us, you can get to know us. My business counselor has always told me "Never forget that people are the reason that we are in business."
I look forward to possibly meeting with you someday. Click here to read my personal testimony.
The Inventor of Treegator®
The Treegator® Slow Release Watering Bag was invented and patented by W. Lambert Cissel, Jr. of Woodbine, MD.
The Cissel family has been in the landscape industry for over 40 years as a grower of turfgrass and ornamental shade trees.
Treegator® was originally designed to assist with summer digging at the family nursery. Soon after, knowledge of its effectiveness created demand from contractors and nurseries in the area.