Dos Gringos: a Flower Company is Born!
3,000 Square Foot Facility
6 Team Members
First consumer bunch; sold to grocery retail chain!
We are 15 team members!
First bouquet sold (a beautiful grouping of "Pacific Sunset", Red Sunflowers, Cattails, Safari Sunset and Eucalyptus)!
We are 30 team members!
Moved to 20,000 square foot facility!
We are 50 team members!
First automated bouquet line installed!
We are 55 team members!
High-speed conveyor and a mechanical box strapper is added to the packing line!
Two additional automated bouquet lines installed!
Our new "Design Ready" product line is launched.
We are 58 team members!
Our patented Sunflower display pallet shipper is introduced!
We are 60 team members!
Broke ground for our new 60,000 square foot facility!
We are 80 team members!
Opening of 60,000 square foot headquarters!
New features include:
- a temp.-controlled production and storage
- an underground green waste removal system; recycling
- a wet pack automation line
"Helping Kids Bloom" program is launched! $65k donated year to date!
We are 105 team members!
A fourth automated bouquet line is installed!
Exciting licensing agreement is reached with Nickelodeon to produce kid-themed bouquets.
We are 116 team members!
"Dora the Explorer!" bouquet line introduced!
We are 124 team members!
We are a finalist for "One of the Best Places to Work" by the WALL STREET JOURNAL (finished in the top 35 of 840 nominees!)
Reached highest single sales day March 25th!
We are 134 team members!
We are celebrating our 20th anniversary! 20 years young!
Broke highest daily sales record - 10/03/2008
Recognized as the No.1 ornamental Sunflower company!
We are 154 team members!
Highest sales day this year was 11/11/2009.
We are 160 team members!
We broke our sales record 04/29/2010!
Exclusive agreement to grow new Sunflower variety: "SunSplash"!
We are 167 team members!
Broke sales record 04/28/2011
Introduction of QR Codes.
Introduction of "Even a Gringo Can Do It" and "Care and Handling" instructional videos.
Jason Levin named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year!
We are 170 team members!
Opened DG East facility in Miami, Florida!
We are 180 team members!
Our highest sales day in 26 years was on 05/03/2013!
Added 100 acres of flower production.
Acquired "Pick on Us" LLC.
Launched new Mason Jar and Mug Line.
Expanded both Pennsylvania and Florida Production.
Added 100 acres of production in Mexico.
Completed a "Dos Gringos Playbook" which will be revised seasonally.
Highest sales day in DG history - 05/02/2014!
Introduced a new, sustainable Succulent bouquet line.
Highest sales day in history - May 2, 2015!
We are 177 team members strong!
Added first semi truck/trailer to present fleet of six trucks.
Now growing flowers in over 1,000 acres in California and Mexico!
Highest sales week in Dos Gringos History was Week 18 (May 1st-7th)!
We are 220 team members fabulous!
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All about Marigolds
Q: It’s the Marigold time of the year isn’t it? What can you tell us about them? A: It is definitely our Marigold crops time to shine. We like to grow things that Mother Nature approves of because when we don’t, she normally wins and Marigolds are native to the Americas. They grow really well both here in Southern California and in Mexico.
Bring on Fall
Q: The Fall Season is a busy time of year for The Dos Gringos Team isn’t it? A: It sure is. Summer flew by. We tried to recharge our battery a bit over Labor Day Weekend to hit the ground running this week. The Fall Season feels like a 12 week sprint for us. Q: There’s no major floral holidays in the Fall why are you so busy? A: We see a big uptick in demand for our sunflowers and the team has done a really nice job of growing and designing fall friendly items.
Extra Spiciness Is Just Weeks Away!
Q: Is Dos Gringos making hot sauce now? A: Great idea. I like the way you think! Not yet, but I’ve added it to our “Someday Maybe” list. We just got an update that our Ornamental peppers are on track and looking beautiful and extra spicy this year. Q: Funny you mention spicy. We always buy them as an ornamental fresh cut flower, but can you eat them? A: You can eat them, but they are Very Very Very Spicy! If you don’t believe me give us a call and ask a few of our team members who’ve tried them. Not a good idea. Trust me, they are not grown to be enjoyed as a Fresh Decor, Not to be eaten.