POWELL THE FLORIST
When It Comes To Flowers This Mishawaka Company Really Delivers
Powell the Florist has certainly gained the reputation as one of, if not the most popular Florist in the Michiana area. When you offer the best quality flowers, some of the best prices on floral arrangements, creative floral designs, a depth of knowledge in the flower business and your own greenhouse... you get quite an edge for being the best florist in the community. Oh, and add to that the fact that Powell is a fourth generation business that has been in the same location as a Mishawaka florist for well over a hundred years. Those are all some pretty darn good reasons to understand why Powell the Florist is indeed a successful Michiana entity.
THE INTERESTING HISTORY OF MISHAWAKA'S POWELL THE FLORIST
Charles Powell looks over his investment in his newly established Mishawaka business, Powell the Florist
It was 1903 that Powell The Florist was originally founded in Mishawaka by Charles Lewis Powell. Mr. Powell established the floral shop at the same location on which it sits today. Obviously many changes have taken place to the floral shop in over a century of doing business in Mishawaka but the location and the service of this interesting local establishment has remained the same.
After a little over 30 years of running a successful little flower shop, Charles' oldest son Lawrence took the baton and ran with it. One of the strengths of Powell the Florist as a local florist was their ability to come up with beautiful floral arrangements instead of simply providing flowers for sale. In addition to that strength, Lawrence decided it was necessary to offer a large variety of fresh flowers and bouquets at very affordable prices. Lawrence continued that mission for nearly 40 years (1972) before he passed the baton to his children Dell and Lucile Powell. It was the new generation of Powell's that would bring the company to yet another level of success by making even more improvements to the facility and to the way Powell the Florist operated as a Mishawaka florist.
A Powell the Florist floral professional smiles for the camera circa 1903
In 1981, the young Powell's demolished the old glass greenhouses and replaced them with a brand new fiberglass enclosures that would serve as Powell's new greenhouse. The couple also made the decision to add broaden their offerings by adding gifts to their flower store. This had a great impact on the store and added value to customers of Powell because now they could visit Powell for flowers, floral bouquets, gift baskets and special occasion gifts. This addition worked so well that it remains an important part of Powell the Florist's business today.
After 17 very successful years of running and growing Powell the Florist, Dell and Lucile made the decision (in 1989) to transfer the well established floral company to their son Greg. For Greg to take over the business was a no brainer. He had been around the industry (and Powell the Florist specifically) his entire life. Greg was extremely knowledgable of not just the flower business but well versed in the greenhouse side of the business and the gift giving side as well. He and his wife, Cindy who also plays a major role in Powell today, have improved the business and grown it to an even higher degree through exceptional floral design (much of which is inspired by Cindy) improved greenhouse variety and capabilities, increased line of gifts and good marketing to consumers throughout the community.
A young Greg Powell looks over the inventory in Powell the Florists Mishawaka Greenhouse in the early 1970s
It didn't take long before the community noticed the vast changes that the young couple were making. Very quickly the Powell's started to garner the reputation as "king and queen" of the floral business throughout the Michiana area. Before long more and more consumers looking to purchase flowers were choosing Powell because they were offering better quality flowers for lower prices and their floral design just continued to get better. And the Mishawaka florist was soon selling flowers and floral arrangements from South Bend to Elkhart, from Niles to Plymouth... and throughout the entire Michiana community.
Greg & Cindy Powell, 4th generation owners of Powell the Florist in Mishawaka
After nearly 30 years under Greg and Cindy's guidance and care, Powell the Florist, now 4th generation, still maintain the mission that made the company successful in 1903- Quality flowers at affordable prices, great customer service and beautifully designed floral arrangements.
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Powell the Florist Flowers & Gifts Menu
A FLORIST THAT IS HARD TO BEAT
The competitive advantages that Powell the Florist has starts with many, many years of being in a Mishawaka florist. After a century in the flower business you better have a keen understanding the floral industry. However, it doesn't stop there for Powell. They have also earned a stellar reputation for delivering the highest quality flowers and floral arrangements in the South Bend, Mishawaka community. Powell's unique floral arrangements are not only original but very affordable compared to other florists in the Michiana area where there a lot of very good florists. Cindy Powell designs many of the floral arrangements herself and she delivers some of the most eye-catching floral arrangements you can imagine. "Cindy has a real knack for floral design." says Greg Powell. "She is one of the finest designers I've ever met and I'm not being biased. She's simply an amazing floral designer. What's more important is the fact that our customers absolutely adore her because she figures out their desires and meets or exceeds their expectations. That makes things a lot easier for the rest of us around here."
Powell customers seem to agree. "Powell delivers the best floral arrangements I've ever seen," says Jeaniece Bumgardner, of RAS Holdings (a Mishawaka/South Bend firm). "I order flowers for our customers from them every week and they never disappoints. Powell delivers quality flowers, they deliver on time, and they're cheaper than other florists."
Greg Powell claims that's his mission. Our goal is to maintain the same level of quality and service that my parents did, that my grandfather did and that my great grandfather did. If we do that we always seem to do just fine.
they deliver on time,
and they're cheaper
than other florists
OVERVIEW OF PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Powell carries a full line of fresh flowers as well as beautiful floral bouquets.
Roses- various styles and colors
Plants in a variety of styles and sizes
Gift Baskets - they even create custom baskets
Flowers for Holidays
Funeral & Sympathy Flowers
Get Well Soon Flowers
Special Occassion Flowers
Wedding Flowers, Wedding Bouquets & Wedding Decorations
Birthday, Anniversary & Graduation Flowers
Just Because Floral Bouquets
Die Cast Model Cars
A Complete Garden Center
On-site Decorating Service
Complete Selection of Wedding Flowers & Gifts
Various Holiday & Seasonal Decorations and Gifts
Fruit Baskets & Gourmet Baskets
Baby Gifts & Flowers
Plush Stuffed Animals
A Wide Variety of other Flowers, Gift Baskets & Gifts
1215 LIBERTY DR MISHAWAKA, IN 46545
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Powell Flower & Gift Menu
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