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Our Story

About Us

 

Our Staff

Forest Lake Floral was established in 1930.  The local – small town business has been passed down through three generations and is currently owned and operated by the original owner’s 3 grandsons; Blake, Corey and Kelly Roberts.  

 

We have a talented and creative team ready to cater to all your design needs.  Our beautiful onsite Greenhouse allows us to provide the best in plants and décor for all seasons and holidays.  

 

If flowers are not what you are looking for, our unique gift shop and gourmet café and bakery are the perfect alternative to giving a floral arrangement.  We carry home décor, bar and kitchen ware, locally made apparel representing the true Minnesotan along with seasonal hats. We also have distinctive ‘lake living’ items, a boutique clothing line and natural bath & body products.

 

Whichever gift you decide upon – we pride ourselves in same day delivery 7 days a week, 362 days a year! We not only deliver locally but to the greater metro area.

 

Along with owning the floral/gift/garden shop – In 2005 The Roberts brothers built a first class facility offering complete funeral and cremation care within our community. Roberts Family Life Celebration Home is also located in Forest Lake and you’ll find exceptional care and dedication from Roberts Family staff at a time you need it most.  www.robertsfamilyfh.com

 

Forest Lake Floral History

Meet Our Team

 

 

Rachel K. – Manager/Designer
Rachel has been designing with Forest Lake Floral for 23 years. All of her arrangements are spot on but she personally loves doing corsage work. Not only does Rachel design but she also is the store manager and keeps things running smoothly. Rachel is married, mom of two college students, avid knitter, loves spending time with her family and her favorite flower is the Tulip.

Gina S. – Wedding/Event Specialist/Designer
Gina has been in the floral industry for 31 years! She has been at Forest Lake Floral since fall of 2014 as our Wedding Designer. She loves and exudes excitement when consulting weddings and her passion shows in her design work. Her open, caring and bubbly nature really shines through during your very first meeting with her. Gina is the mom of 2 boys, loves her sweet Yorkie pup – Layla, cooking (and sharing with her co-workers), gardening and her favorite flower is the Peony.

LuAnne K. – Designer
LuAnne’s 34 years of experience and 17 years with Forest Lake Floral is represented in every design she creates – stunning is an understatement. LuAnne’s warm and caring heart comforts families when meeting to arrange sympathy flowers. Her talent in expressing the needs and wants of our customers in undeniable. LuAnne loves spending time with her family and new granddaughter, gardening, reading and her favorite flower is the Rose.

Karen T. – Designer
Karen has been designing floral arrangements for 35 years and working within Forest Lake Floral for 11 of those years. Karen’s attention to detail is extraordinary and her vast knowledge of flowers and plants is exceptional. She enjoys the aspect of sympathy work and truly all design work. Karen loves gardening, reading, crafting and spending time with her grandkids and her favorite flower is the Garden Rose.

Dean W. – Delivery Driver
Dean has been delivery flowers for Forest Lake Floral for 11 years. He loves the smiles he receives with each package he delivers. Outside of work Dean loves watching his grandkids play sports, fishing and catching local sporting events – his favorite flower is the Hibiscus.

Darla T. – Customer Service
Darla has been with Forest Lake Floral for 5 years. If she’s not out in the greenhouse or working with our offsite customers - you will find her working on the store website or posting to our social media outlets! She loves the challenge of each changing season and working with our customers. Darla loves spending time on the lake (winter and summer) with her family and watching her kids play sports and her favorite flower is the Hydrangea.

Tammy H. – Customer Service
Tammy has been with Forest Lake Floral for 3 years - after taking an early retirement from her previous career. Tammy always has a welcoming – happy demeanor and truly loves helping customers. Tammy loves trying new things, traveling, bowling and zip lining and spending her time in the garden– her favorite flower is the Stargazer Lily.

Judy S. – Customer Service
Judy was born into the floral industry and has over 34 years of experience. She has spent the last 7 years with Forest Lake floral. Judy loves working with customers and is so patient and willing to help them with every need. She personally loves arrangements that are exotic and extraordinary – with lots of color! Judy is the mom of two boys (one of which is in the military), works in education, LOVES spending time with her family and her favorite flower is the Gardenia.

Karen K. – Designer/Customer Service
Karen has 20 years of professional experience and has been with Forest Lake Floral for 16 years! She is so eager to cater to your every need. She loves listening to our customers and taking cues from them to create something custom and unique. Karen is a Red Hat Lady, loves her fur babies and her favorite flower is 1 single Red Rose.

Shannon W. – Customer Service
Shannon has spent the last year working with Forest Lake Floral in the greenhouse. She loves the physical challenge the greenhouse offers and working with the different plant varieties. Shannon loves spending time with her husband and 4 children, works in education and her favorite flower is the Tulip.

 

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