For over 60 years, DVFlora has been providing wholesale flowers and floral supplies sourced worldwide to professional retail florists and event designers across the Northeastern U.S. At their headquarters in Sewell, NJ, they specialize in offering one of the largest “loose pick” operations in the United States. Customers have the option to order by the bunch, piece, or case from an extensive, on-hand selection of fresh-cut items, hardgoods, and botanicals. They also offer direct shipping options from their locations in Miami, Florida and Oxnard, California.
Bob Sr. and Doris Wilkins started Delaware Valley Wholesale Florist back in 1959, but they actually had their beginnings in the floral industry about twelve years earlier. About four miles up the road from their current location in Sewell, NJ, Bob had a small retail flower business and grew his flowers and plants in three greenhouses. He also sold his cut flowers to wholesale florists at the Philadelphia Flower Market on Ludlow Street.
The story goes that after several years, one of the floral wholesalers asked him to become a flower salesman for their company. He excelled in that position, and after several years, Bob and Doris began to think about starting their own wholesale florist business in Southern New Jersey. Once they finally decided, they sold their home, purchased a truck, leased a small building in Pitman, NJ, and DVFlora was born. At that time, they shared one desk and one adding machine.
Over the past 60 years, DVFlora has been blessed with three generations of family members, committed employees, loyal customers, supportive suppliers, and many other business associates. In no small measure these partnerships have allowed DV to grow into one of the largest Floral Import & Hardgoods Distributors in the US today.