Karen’s Flo­ral cel­e­brates 36 years of cre­at­ing re­la­tion­ships

Serve Daily - - FOSTERING INNOVATION - By Karen Tan­ner

Karen’s Flo­ral De­signs has been build­ing re­la­tion­ships with its cus­tomers for 36 years. This fam­ily-owned and op­er­ated full-ser­vice flo­ral busi­ness in Payson has grown from a hobby to be­come a sta­ple of the com­mu­nity. It is a busi­ness that pro­vides flow­ers, but it is re­ally all about re­la­tion­ships.

Karen Tan­ner is the owner and op­er­ates the busi­ness along with three gen­er­a­tions of her fam­ily. At times, there is a fourth gen­er­a­tion there learn­ing the art of de­sign. The orig­i­nal name of the busi­ness was “Ware­house Green­ery” and it was lo­cated near Moun­tain View Hos­pi­tal. Orig­i­nally car­ry­ing bas­kets, green plants and dried and silk flow­ers, the in­ven­tory has changed with the times. Fresh flow­ers, gifts and hand­bags have made it a great place to find some­thing fun and beau­ti­ful. This needed to be re­flected in the busi­ness name, and Karen’s Flo­ral De­signs was born!

Now in its cur­rent lo­ca­tion at 607 S. 100 West in Payson, the busi­ness hasn’t seen a change in one thing: the loyal cus­tomers. Tan­ner’s phi­los­o­phy of “we send to your loved one what we would send to ours” has cre­ated great friends and won­der­ful re­la­tion­ships.

“I have won­der­ful friends that I have met through my busi­ness. They started as cus­tomers. When you help some­one plan fu­neral flow­ers, an an­niver­sary gift or a birth­day present for a grand­child they are too far away to de­liver them­selves,-you can’t help but be­come close with peo­ple,” Tan­ner said.

The re­la­tion­ship be­tween peo­ple in­spires them to send flow­ers; it is a way to com­mu­ni­cate a feel­ing or emo­tion. Karen’s Flo­ral in­vites cus­tomers to ex­plain what they need or what the oc­ca­sion is, and the busi­ness de­signs the per­fect bou­quet. There are few other busi­nesses that help cre­ate so many life­long mem­o­ries. Flow­ers for a new mother, bal­loons for a child’s birth­day, a sweet 16 rose bou­quet, a bou­ton­niere or wrist­let for a dance, a plant for a new home, a wed­ding bou­quet, a fu­neral spray for a cas­ket or a re­mem­brance ar­range­ment in per­ma­nent flow­ers - th­ese are just a few ways a flo­ral busi­ness helps peo­ple cel­e­brate and re­mem­ber the events in their lives.

It takes a ex­pe­ri­enced flo­ral de­signer to de­sign some­thing unique for all of th­ese spe­cial oc­ca­sions. There is more than 90 years of com­bined ex­pe­ri­ence in flo­ral de­sign at Karen’s Flo­ral. They con­tinue to im­prove their knowl­edge with on­go­ing train­ing. This en­sures that there is al­ways some­thing fun and in­no­va­tive avail­able.

Karen’s Flo­ral De­signs is cel­e­brat­ing 36 years in busi­ness in Payson. Owner Karen Tan­ner op­er­ates the busi­ness with other mem­bers of her fam­ily.

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