Jackman's before expansion, in September of 1977.
In 1908, Walter Jackman founded a flower shop named Jackman’s to serve the floral needs of North Bay and the surrounding area. Walter was a simple man who built the business based on a simple creed: better flowers and better service. This common sense approach became the basis for the Jackman’s philosophy.
In 1977, Barry and Marcia Pond were searching for a way to build a quality life for themselves and their family, and as luck would have it, Jackman’s was for sale. The Ponds loved the idea of running their own business, and were able to find enough money to purchase the flower shop.
After learning the flower industry from the ground up, the Ponds began to dream of expanding the local operation to service a larger market. The first step towards this dream came in 1988, when the Jackman’s business model was expanded to include a national flower delivery call centre. (Little did they know, that call center would one day serve as the foundation for the Jackman’s online platform, when it was launched in 1996.)
Due to the success of the company’s call centre and Internet operations, Jackman’s grew from a small local flower shop to a company processing orders delivered across North America and overseas. Soon Jackman’s began to gain a reputation for quality and excellence that reached far beyond the local community.
To this day, Jackman’s operates based on the common sense philosophy developed by Walter Jackman in 1908. In recognition for their top product quality and extraordinary customer service, Jackman’s has been named “Canadian Florist of the Year” by Teleflora the past 12 years and counting. At Jackman’s we prove that tradition can keep up with the times, and that is why we remain fresh since 1908.