Our story begins with founder Pamela Parker. After working in the floral industry for thirteen years in Minneapolis, Pam returned to Indiana to live on the family farm. A third generation farmer, Pam developed her love of flowers and growing from her deep Indiana roots. J P Parker Flowers was born when her sister, Janet, became her first employee,.They began growing flowers such as sunflowers, alliums and zinnias on the family farm. While Pam enjoyed growing flowers, she missed the corporate and event floral work she had been involved in Minneapolis .She had produced major projects for clients such as General Mills and as a personal designer for the Pillsbury family. In 1986, Pam decided to follow her passion and return to event and corporate flowers .
Indianapolis’ Historic Union Station is where JP Parker Flowers made its local debut in the event industry.
The executives of Union Station invited a handful of talented designers from across Indiana to compete for this highly sought after opportunity to design and decorate the venue for the Holidays. With nothing more than a mind full of ideas and a briefcase in hand, Pam beat out the competition and landed the contract. In a few short months, she and Janet assembled a makeshift team, and they handily completed this enormous task.
With the well deserved recognition for their décor and design work at Union Station, JP Parker Flowers truly began to blossom. Fabulous florals for The Pan Am Games, American Bus and the 100 year anniversary of the Columbia Club were just a few of their décor accomplishments. After opening a storefront first in Franklin, Indiana, they then branched out to their Indianapolis location in 2008.
Success with numerous corporate clients soon led to weddings and after several exciting years Pam felt she had come full circle when she returned to Union Station to produce a large event for Super Bowl XLI in 2012.
Pam is still the owner of JP Parker Flowers, but the crew has grown to 26 talented designers and dedicated employees. The goal of JP Parker remains providing beautiful custom designs and excellence in customer service with a personal touch. We love being a local, family owned business and we wear the title “Small Business” proudly.
With our focus on the future, JP Parker Flowers will continue to dazzle and raise the bar as a trend setter in the floral industry.