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Since 1928, Pierson's Flower Shop and Greenhouses has served the Cedar Rapids metro area with distinctive floral gifts. In fact, the largest selection of tropical houseplants in Eastern Iowa can found within their 12,000 square foot greenhouses that are filled with thousands of green and blooming plants year-round.
When Roland and Ruth Pierson first began the now 90-year-old business at the then single location on Ellis Boulevard, they may not have envisioned the mainstay Pierson’s has now become. Their son Robert and his wife Nancy joined the business in 1954, followed by their sons Rollie and Allan in the 1970s. Today, Pierson’s has two locations in Cedar Rapids, the original on Ellis Boulevard and one on Blairs Ferry Road NE. They deliver flowers across a six-county area, seven days a week. Customers include Fortune 500 corporations, universities and thousands of individual customers.
Beyond the Pierson family’s long-standing credibility in the floral industry, their commitment to local economic impact is strong. Wages paid to local employees stay within the community and local firms are used to support their business, while the family maintains active participation in neighborhood and community development efforts.
While Pierson’s team certainly watches for increased revenue, website traffic, conversion rates and other metrics, the business’ preference is to focus on their success within the local and industry accolades such as the Economic Alliance’s BRAVO Award, FTD Top 100, Corridor Business Journal’s Best Florist and reviews on their website.
Pierson's Flower Shop & Greenhouses
1800 Ellis Blvd. NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405