Red Stem Florist blossoming in Missouri City
By Michael Sudhalter
Red Stem Florist co-owner Johnathan Gomez has established a simple, effective philosophy during his 25 years in the floral industry.
“I love what I do,” Gomez said. “I’m not going to tell you what I can do – I’m going to show you.”
Gomez, 48, and business partner Robert Trevino, 52, purchased Dew’s Flower Shop last year and opened Red Stem Florist, 3340 FM 1092 in Missouri City’s Township Square.
The location has been a flower shop for most of the past two decades, but Red Stem is bringing a fresh, unique approach to customized floral arrangement.
“We make arrangements that are going to be eye-catchers,” Gomez said. “We try to cover the gamut of different designs. We specialize in weddings and have every day arrangements that can be elaborate, simple or basic – depending on the customer’s request.”
Gomez has worked in different areas of Texas as a floral designer, while Trevino is relatively new to the business.
“I like making somebody happy with the work that I provide. I like customers to be satisfied with the service and the work,” Gomez said. “We pride ourselves on customer service, and we’re fortunate to have walk-in traffic. We have people who have bought flowers from the previous owner. They’ve come here and have become repeat customers.”
In addition to flowers, they sell a variety of gift items that can strongly complement a floral arrangement such as teddy bears, crafts and greeting cards.
In addition to the owners, Red Stem employs an assistant sales person, a designer and a driver who delivers flowers throughout Missouri City and many of the surrounding areas.
Red Stem provides flowers for all holidays and special occasions, from the obvious ones like Valentine’s Day, to holidays that aren’t usually associated with flowers, like Thanksgiving.
Due to the success of Red Stem, Gomez and Trevino are considering opening a second location – either in Fort Bend County or Galveston County.