Top 50x2: Stadler Nurseries and Stauffer Funeral Home

In this year’s special edition of Frederick Top 50x2, we are recognizing Frederick County’s most resilient businesses that have been serving our community for 20 years or more.  Each week we will be highlighting businesses and organizations that were selected for the publication.  These are the companies that prove that Frederick County is a great place to do business. 

Stadler Nurseries
5504 Mt Zion Rd | Frederick
Established: 1932

Founder: Paul Stadler

The Stadler family began growing plants and landscaping in 1932. Almost 90 years later, Stadler Nurseries has grown into one of the largest and most respected full-service garden centers and landscape companies in the region. We specialize in the landscaping of new home construction, land development plantings, site development planning, sustainable landscapes, native reforestation plantings and water resource management solutions, which include rain gardens and bio-retention ponds. Our lovely, year-round garden centers offer an extensive selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, native and seasonal plants. Stadler Nurseries proudly serves homeowners, builders, developers, and municipalities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

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In 2019 Stadler Nurseries received a Proclamation from Comptroller Peter Franchot for being a job creator and economic driver for Frederick and Montgomery Counties. He, along with local elected officials, visited the garden center to honor our company’s history and commitment to the local communities that we serve.

Stauffer Funeral Home, P.A.
1621 Opossumtown Pike | Frederick
Established: 1973

For more than 45 years, over five generations, our focus has been to provide the very best for our families in their time of need. We have worked steadily to provide you with every possible comfort in the funeral home, and to help you make arrangements that pay tribute to your loved ones in ways that preserve cherished memories and create new ones. And because nothing is more important than your peace of mind, we have constructed a private, on-site crematory at our Opossumtown Pike location, making us a full-service funeral home in Frederick County who can promise that your loved one never leaves our care.

At Stauffer Funeral Homes, we are still family owned and operated because we know that a funeral home with deep roots in the community, and relationships with local families and friends, can best help those who are grieving.

Frederick County is very fortunate to have an amazing business community, especially those that have been in business for over 20 years.  We understand that there are more than 100 legacy businesses in Frederick County, but unfortunately, we were not able to include all these businesses in the Top 50x2.  The businesses included were selected from responses submitted to a business survey.  OED staff verified the responses and then selected the businesses on a first come first serve basis.  If your business would like to be included in future opportunities, please email

Some photographs included in the publication were taken pre-COVID.  OED encourages everyone to follow precautionary guidelines set forth by the Frederick County Health Department.