There’s a famous quote by

Gretchen Rubin that goes…

“The days are long, but the years are short.”  Most of us in the flower industry would agree that although the days are long, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day feel like FOREVER!  Our very own John Smith has been lucky enough to endure 43 of those major holidays, all with the Delaware Valley Floral Group.

He never could have imagined that when he left his job as a Dispatch Manager for a paper company (not Dunder Mifflin) in 1976, it would be the last time he’d have to do another job interview.  Working as a Delivery Driver was the first position he held at DV, which he still values as one of his fondest memories here.  While the days of refrigerated bucket trucks are a thing of the past, John vividly remembers learning so much about the business and building many close relationships with customers.

He eventually moved to a Sales Associate position in 1978 and hasn’t looked back since…that is until today!  John will take with him years and years of friendships, both internally and externally.  Some of those are customers he has been servicing for over 20 years, including Matlack Florist in West Chester, PA.

John plans on traveling with his beautiful wife, Jessie, and spending more quality time with his 7 grandchildren, who range in age from as young as 5 months to 11 years. Thanks to Facebook, we’re sure to see plenty of pictures of him sitting on the beach, boating, and hiking.

We would like to wish John a wonderful retirement and many more happy and healthy years with his family!

Wishing John the VERY best as he begins this next phase of life...We've enjoyed 30 years of flowers together!

Jennifer MatlackMatlack Florist

John was a True DV Sales Professional. Attentive. Persistent. Reliable. Genuine. Besides he was just an all-around good guy! He will be sorely missed.

John RichardsDVFlora VP of Sales

I am proud to call John a coworker, but more importantly I am honored to call him my friend.

Frank SoucekDVFlora Sales Manager

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For over 60 years DVFlora has been providing professional retail florists, wedding & event coordinators, and garden centers with the finest in Fresh cut flowers and greens, floral supplies, and botanicals.

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