history of fred's
In 1930, Rudy Culp started a gladiola farm in Nappanee, Indiana. Flower wholesaling grew quickly and Rudy handed the business down to his son Fred Culp. Fred became an amazing floral designer and began the retail side of their family flower business. Since then Fred's Flowers has been delivering quality products and superior customer satisfaction in our fresh flower designs, silk arrangements and special event work.
In 1986, Kathy Rogers, the daughter and protégée of Fred decided to carry on the family trade in Tempe, Arizona. In 1990, after many years of dedication to floral cultivation, design and client services, Fred chose to retire. Then in 1997 after years of spreading her love of the art of floral design, teaching her knowledge to others and creating an amazing reputation for the family business in Arizona, Kathy retired (to freelancing). Renee' Potter, Kathy's daughter, is a fourth generation florist and proud owner of Fred's Flowers in Tempe. Renee' was born and raised in the floral industry and is honored to continue to carry on her family's tradition!