Edo Raus grew up between greenhouses in the Westland Region of the Netherlands. In his early years, Edo worked in many different greenhouse operations on the weekends and in the holidays. His commercial instinct became apparent when he started selling the excess produce door by door in the evenings. When Edo Raus was a teenager, automation in greenhouses was rapidly developing. Schooled to be an electrician, Edo experienced these developments and climate control in greenhouses at first hand. Working at a large greenhouse installation company in the pioneering age of automation, Edo had already electrically installed numerous of climate computers before he was twenty. His talent didn’t go unnoticed and quickly worked himself up the ranks to the international engineering and calculation department.
Besides his passion for the horticulture industry, Edo Raus had a strong desire to be of value to the less fortunate in remote places of the world. It was here where he developed his communication and leadership skills, which define him as a professional today. Edo traveled the world and stood in the service of others for over twelve years.
Returning to the Netherlands, Edo also returned at the international department of the greenhouse company he previously worked with. His foreign experience and his in-depth knowledge soon led him to become an export manager at the firm. Being involved with large greenhouse projects around the world, Edo Raus mastered the art of project development. His commercial instinct from his youth, his in-depth knowledge as an electrician and his communication and leadership skills he had developed in foreign countries made Edo Raus to become one of the most all-round greenhouse professionals.
After over a decade of project development with the company he had remained loyal, the time had come to set out his own path. Together with his son, Edo Raus started DutchGreenhouses®, striving to leave behind a heritage of knowledge, technological improvement and economical success with every greenhouse project.