Talk About Jim

This week we’re talking all about Jim Hough, an integral part of our Canandaigua Team!

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{1} What is your floral industry background?  May 1969 Graduated from Rittner’s School of Floral Design in Boston, Mass.  1960 – 1970 Seltszer’s Garden City, Mass.  1970 – 1971 Hough Florist, Nashua, NH.  1971-1972 Brush Florist, North Scituate, RI.  1972 Towne House Florist, Johnston, RI.  December 1972 – July 1974 Barrows Newman Florist, Rochester, NY.  August 1974 – June 1980 Lasalle Florist, Chicago IL.  August 1983 – August 1985 Rockcastle Florist, Rochester, NY.  August 1985 to Present Rockcastle Florist, Canandaigua, NY.

{2} How long have you worked at Rockcastle Florist?  30 years in August of this year.

{3} What is the most memorable order you have worked on at Rockcastle? We decorated Ferris Hills when President Bush visited Canandaigua.

{4} What are your favorite flowers?  The carnation.  The dianthus family has a number of varieties that we use regularly.  There are a vast array of colors and some of the varieties have a wonderful fragrance.

{5} What inspired you in this industry?  My job is to make people happy.  As a driver I see smiling faces of those who receive our flowers.  Whatever the occasion our flowers communicate that someone cares about you.

{6} Tell us a random fact about yourself.  I have two sons who both live overseas, one in Paraguay and one in Nepal.  Dan and Sarah in Paraguay have five children and are expecting their 6th in January.  Dave and Hannah in Nepal have two children and are expecting their 3rd in January.

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