Hlavacek has been a well-established name in the north shore area
for over 80 years. The original owner, a botanist from Bohemia, came to America
in the early part of the 1900’s and started a greenhouse on the outskirts
of Chicago. In time he grew and moved along the North Shore.
His family continued the business and
added fresh flowers to the greenhouse. In the early 70’s Ron Hlavacek decided
to branch out and opened up Ron Hlavacek Florist in Glenview. Ron and his wife Nancy
worked very hard to make his flower shop a big success and made the family name
In 2000, Ron and Nancy decided to retire. They met with the current
owners Maria and Dale Woltmann and sparks flew! Everyone sat for over 3 hours talking
about each other’s floral history. Immediately all parties knew what they
wanted to do. Maria & Dale wanted to purchase the business and Ron and Nancy
knew they had found the perfect couple to replace them and carry on the family name.
Maria has been in the floral industry for 14 years. She formally
owned a flower shop
in Chicago for many years and loves to
be creative. She especially enjoys working with customers, offering artistic ideas
for weddings, special events and parties.
She also brings with her many years of outstanding customer service.
Dale worked the wholesale side of the floral industry at one of the local wholesalers.
Together they bring unsurpassed experience and knowledge of the floral industry.