ONCE UPON A FLOWER FIELD

We began in 1988 in Carlsbad, California. Hard work, loyal customers and an insistence on quality products has guided us through year after year! Yes, we admit to our share of luck, as well. A positive attitude, great love of our craft and a desire to create an outstanding heirloom American treasure has allowed our band of "can-do" teammates, growers and dreamers to advance this company beyond what we ever dared to imagine.

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1988 HIGHLIGHTS

Dos Gringos: a Flower Company is Born!
Wholesale (Distribution)
3,000 Square Foot Facility
6 Team Members

1994 HIGHLIGHTS

First consumer bunch; sold to grocery retail chain!
We are 15 team members!

1995 HIGHLIGHTS

First bouquet sold (a beautiful grouping of "Pacific Sunset", Red Sunflowers, Cattails, Safari Sunset and Eucalyptus)!
We are 30 team members!

1997 HIGHLIGHTS

Moved to 20,000 square foot facility!
We are 50 team members!

1998 HIGHLIGHTS

First automated bouquet line installed!
We are 55 team members!

1999 HIGHLIGHTS

Going high-tech!
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!

2001 HIGHLIGHTS

Our patented Sunflower display pallet shipper is introduced!
We are 60 team members!

2003 HIGHLIGHTS

Broke ground for our new 60,000 square foot facility!
We are 80 team members!

2004 HIGHLIGHTS

Opening of 60,000 square foot headquarters!
New features include:
- a temp.-controlled production and storage
- an underground green waste removal system; recycling
1,200 tons/year
- a wet pack automation line
"Helping Kids Bloom" program is launched! $65k donated year to date!
We are 105 team members!

2005 HIGHLIGHTS

A fourth automated bouquet line is installed!
Exciting licensing agreement is reached with Nickelodeon to produce kid-themed bouquets.
We are 116 team members!

2006 HIGHLIGHTS

"Dora the Explorer!" bouquet line introduced!
We are 124 team members!

2007 HIGHLIGHTS

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!

2008 HIGHLIGHTS

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!

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

Highest sales day this year was 11/11/2009.
We are 160 team members!

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

We broke our sales record 04/29/2010!
Exclusive agreement to grow new Sunflower variety: "SunSplash"!
We are 167 team members!

2011 HIGHLIGHTS

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!

2012 HIGHLIGHTS

Opened DG East facility in Miami, Florida!
We are 180 team members!

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

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.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS

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!

2015 HIGHLIGHTS

Introduced a new, sustainable Succulent bouquet line.
Highest sales day in history - May 2, 2015!
We are 177 team members strong!

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

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!

FROM THE GROUND UP

As farmers, every year and new season brings renewed challenges, at Dos Gringos we thrive on overcoming obstacles with eco-friendly technology and a team spirit. Each year we celebrate our continued growth and happy success in spite of these challenges, with thanks entirely to these core principles: Our People, Our Flowers and Our Difference.

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