Best Florist: McAdams Floral
Clay Atchison III thinks McAdams Floral's commitment to its customers is what has earned them the award as top florist in the Victoria Advocate's Best of the Best competition year after year.
He co-owns the store with Cynthia McAdams Atchison. And, on any given day, the store is stocked with dozens of different types of fresh floral products.
Their emphasis seems to be on tribute or funeral service related products, although they do cater to other events, such as weddings, he said.
"The flowers are really just a vehicle," he said. "Really, what we're sending is the emotions of our customers to the recipients and family."
He said they also offer helium balloons and gift baskets. McAdams is the only florist in Victoria licensed to sell beer and wine, which Atchison said could make the perfect gift for the man in your life.
They also display their products in unique ceramic and metallic containers more appropriate for an office-type setting.
"We've been very fortunate, and we work hard for our customers," he said. "I believe part of it shows from the voting."
1107 E. Red River St.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday, but has a 24-hour answering service.
1313 N. Navarro St.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday
Also has a second location in Goliad
Expressions Floral and Gifts
3809 N. Main St.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday; closed Sunday