Benton’s Twin Cedars Florist, the last remaining floral shop in Puyallup, received an Award of Quality Achievement from BloomNet, one of the industry’s leading wire service providers. The 40-year-old business received the award Aug. 26.
“We are honored to be named by BloomNet as a florist that is totally committed to quality in everything we do,” said Kory Pederson, owner of Benton’s Twin Cedars Florist.
Cindy Wislocker, the general manager at the shop for the past 13 years, said her staff members consider it an honor.
“We were chosen out of 44 florists in the United States,” Wislocker said. “It’s a great honor to be viewed for an achievement like this. We work very hard here.”
Benton’s is a client of BloomNet, a subsidiary of 1-800-Flowers, and fulfills many of its orders. The award is based on high-quality responses from customers and in-house staff members regarding Benton’s fulfillment of BloomNet orders, and also Benton’s products.
The award is part of the BloomNet’s Florist Quality Care program. Avant Garden in Seattle was the only other shop in Washington to receive the accolade.
“Customer service is pretty much No. 1,” Wislocker said. “If you don’t stand by your products, you won’t be around very long. We keep good care of our customers. You make one person happy, and they’re going to tell another person about it.”
Since Maloney’s Florist closed in downtown Puyallup, Wislocker said Benton’s serves an area that includes Tacoma, Bonney Lake, Lake Tapps, Auburn, Graham and Orting. Benton’s is located at 724 E. Main Ave.
One perk the business will receive as a result of the award is exposure during the next year on the BloomNet’s website.