Finding the right partnerships in business is a serious task. So here are a few things that we look for when partnering with growers and manufacturers across the country, that helped us work so well with DeGoede Brothers.
DeGoede Brothers is a wonderful nursery based out of Sumner, Washington that we are proud to partner with at Tacoma Boys. They carry a very wide selection of flowering plants that we bring to you every day in our three locations. But what makes them such a great partner? Here are some keys to great partnerships, like the one we share with Degoede Brothers.
Community and Family
Like Tacoma Boys, DeGoede Brothers is a family owned and operated business right here in Washington State. And for our team here at Tacoma Boys, nothing is more important than family. So number one, Community and Family.
A Family Affair
For more than 5 decades, there has been a member of the DeGoede family planting and growing beautiful flowering plants somewhere in western Washington. What John DeGoede started in 1968 with Degoede Greenhouses was passed on to his three sons, Phil, Paul, and Ben, who now operate DeGoede Brothers. And that familial connection, much like the bonds within the Heist family at Tacoma Boys, create a terrific environment for humility, trust, and communication.
DeGoede Brothers is unashamedly Washington. They love their community, engage in philanthropy and charity throughout the year, working to help local schools and organizations, as well as supporting businesses and service groups. They work hard to help keep Washington State thriving economically, and aesthetically beautiful.
Tacoma Boys firmly believes that Quality is Always the Better Buy. We say it in our work and on our branding. So of course, finding a partner equally as principled is key for us.
Customer Service and Satisfaction
A quick look at the DeGoede Brothers website will show you that they are committed to producing the highest quality plants and flowers. But it is their guiding philosophy to always give great customer service and leave clients satisfied, that truly sets them apart. The work they do and their attention to detail is clearly produced out of a spirit focused on the customer’s best interest.
Why Service Matters
In the plant and flower world, nothing is more beneficial than finding an honest, knowledgeable nursery. Short of taking classes or finding a local extension office, nothing better equips a novice gardener for planting, pruning, cleaning, and maintaining their plants and flowers better than a great nursery. So the emphasis that DeGoede places on customer service within their production, and willingness to educate, truly set them apart.
But the Flowers!
Service is absolutely necessary. And love of family and community makes this partnership a kindred spirit with Tacoma Boys. But if the flowering plants aren’t amazing, we aren’t bringing them to you! And the plants and flowers at DeGoede Brothers are amazing, and there are a lot of them.
Grow It Well
With almost 500,000 square feet of growing areas, DeGoede Brothers can sustainably grow year-round. If you’re going to boast high quality products, you should be able to provide them at highest quality, as often as is botanically possible, and they do! This enormous facility is pushed to the limits all year long, and it brings the most beautiful plants and flowers.
Grow It All
A fantastic farm lends to a wonderful assortment of flowering plants at DeGoede Brothers. From primroses and potted bulbs, to annuals and hanging baskets, what is made here is as good as it gets, and Tacoma Boys is glad to be a provider of their great products.
Bring it All Together
And that’s what makes DeGoede Brothers such a great partnership with Tacoma Boys. We believe in the kind of quality that they create. Our facilities allow us to serve the South Sound with expertise and a sense of community, that is an extension of their facility that makes tremendous products available year-round. And lastly, community. We love Western Washington and have been serving you for decades, just like our friends at DeGoede Brothers. And we cannot wait to show off their beautiful plants and flowers on your next visit to one of our stores.