{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Brad

Today we are shining the light on the man who has a solution to making events bigger and better. With 30 years of experience behind him; Brad is definitely going to blow your mind with what he can do. Acrylics, woodwork, lighting and welding are his big things. Brad has the ability to transform anything.

Since Brad joined #teamfleuriste, we’ve learned various noteworthy things about him. For example: country music is his jam. Most days we feel like we are at a concert because of how loud he likes to have his music. We haven’t seen any dance moves yet; but we are 100% sure he’s doing a couple of spins here and there. Another noteworthy observation… Brad suffers from major Glitter & Sparkalaphobia. It’s hard to believe that such a tough guy is frightened by just a little sparkle and shimmer!

Other than the aforementioned “important things to know about Brad”, we ask him some questions to get to know him even better. Here’s what he said…

What’s something you love about work? First off, Esther. She makes work so much fun! She always has a smart remark that makes me laugh. However, being friendly and providing good customer service is what I truly like most about the job. For instance, when Judy Lehmbeck looks at me with those big eyes and says “Brad, it needs something more, do you have any ideas?” This is when I come alive, this is what I live for!

What’s a typical day at work look like for you? Everyday really is different. Depending on the event we are working on determines what I’ll be doing. I spend most of my time in “Build It” trying to come up with “the next big thing” as George says.

What makes an event unique to you?
 I think lighting is the key to an event. Not only does it make the room look different; but I think it makes a huge difference in featuring the flowers and props. It really makes them look even better. Lastly, I think that having something at an event that is handcrafted is a plus. When welding things it allows me to create something that is different than anything before. This gives an opportunity to make one event stand out from the next.

So how do you prep for an event? For one, I do sight visits to see the venue. This really helps me get an idea how big or small I can make something. If an event has a floral chandelier, I go to the venue a couple weeks before to see how it can be hung.

Why do you like building for events so much? Because I know that the end design is going to be memorable for the event. For example any time I’m making something for a wedding, I keep in mind that what I’m making is going to make the couple happy. It’s easy to get caught up with thinking it’s just another day; but for many brides they dream about their wedding their whole life. I put in all my effort to make sure they are completely happy because I want their dream to become a reality.