Cris Kambouris Interviews Alba Giglio from Girard & Co. Flowers & Gifts located at 1371 Grand Marais Rd W, Windsor
Getting to know your business neighbour’s – Episode 2 – Windsor, Ontario
In this installment of “Getting to Know Your Business Neighbors,” we’re delighted to introduce you to Alba from Gerard and Company Flowers. Join us as we explore Alba’s fascinating journey and the world of blossoms and gifts.
Alba has a remarkable story to share. For an impressive span of 30 years, she has been immersed in the flower business. With a quarter-century rooted in the heart of South Windsor, Gerard and Company Flowers have not only thrived as a floral business but have also become an integral part of the community. Another location graces the west end of Windsor, nestled on the University campus, extending their reach far and wide.
Nestled within the vibrant Yorktown Plaza, Gerard and Company Flowers finds its place. The plaza, a hive of activity for over 50 years, holds a special significance. Alba speaks fondly of the loyalty that emanates from the neighborhood. Families have grown, moved, and returned, making Gerard and Company Flowers an inseparable thread in the tapestry of life’s journey.
Gerard and Company Flowers is more than just a flower shop. Amidst the blooms, you’ll discover an array of home décor and giftware that complement their floral creations. Sympathy and memorial gifts find their home here, boasting the city’s most extensive collection. Greeting cards share sentiments, and gourmet baskets tantalize the senses. The holiday season, especially Christmas, is a time of enchantment, as Gerard and Company Flowers welcomes the community to their annual Christmas open house, a festive celebration.
Flowers speak a language that transcends words. Alba beautifully explains how a floral gift can convey emotions ranging from birthday wishes to condolences, from gratitude to congratulations. Beyond the petals lies a realm of sentiments, and Gerard and Company Flowers ensures that each arrangement is an eloquent expression of these feelings. Delivered with care, each bouquet becomes a vessel for emotions, a connection between hearts.
The world of floristry demands agility, and Gerard and Company Flowers excels in this regard. From rapid 15-minute creations to meticulously planned weddings spanning months, their team is equipped to cater to every need. Turnaround time is impressive, thanks to their extensive network and close relationships with wholesalers. Gerard and Company Flowers ensures that specialty requests are fulfilled within 24 hours, even if it involves sourcing blooms from distant corners of the world.
As our conversation comes to a close, Alba’s gratitude shines through. Her passion for her craft, her community, and the moments she’s a part of is evident. Gerard and Company Flowers is a testament to the power of flowers to connect people, express emotions, and make life’s milestones truly special.