Proudly Serving Long Island Since 1897
Dodds & Eder was originally founded in 1897 as Mollineaux Feed & Supply Company selling hay, grain, feed, poultry supplies, tools, and fertilizers to the estates of the north shore gold coast of Long Island, New York. During the Roaring 20's, the business was sold to Fred Leuenberger. His nephew, John Dodds joined the company in the 1930. By the time 1950 rolled around, John owned the business and had enlisted his best childhood friend, Al Eder, to be his partner. The company was renamed Dodds & Eder soon after. In 1973, twenty-year-old Joe McLaughlin replaced retiring John Dodds and became the new business partner of sixty-eight-year-old Al Eder. Six years later, Al Eder retired but continued to work for the company until he was eighty-five! In 1984, Joe's brother, Dave McLaughlin, joined the company and helped develop the landscape design and installation as well as maintenance divisions. Dave holds a horticultural degree and a Masters in Business. Prior to joining the company, he was Director of Floriculture in Kansas City, Missouri, and Director of Greenhouses at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, New York.
Meanwhile, Joe began to implement his vision for "outdoor elegance" on the retail side. The idea of blending fine outdoor furnishings and accents to adorn the great gardens we were creating seemed like a natural way for Dodds and Eder to grow. Positive customer response confirmed this idea and moved the company forward. In 1987 Dodds & Eder moved to its present location on South Street in Oyster Bay, NY and continues to expand with the changing needs of its clients.
Today, our outdoor furniture and landscape build and design departments are a regional presence maintaining clients throughout the tri-state area. In 2007, Dodds and Eder is proud to have been awarded the prestigious Apollo Award, given by the International Casual Furniture Association, recognizing retailers for “Retailing Excellence”. Our landscape build and design division has also been awarded numerous regional and statewide awards for excellence.