Garry Loyd, Our Founder
Garry Loyd was an entrepreneur, forward-thinker, avid business man, essentially a man of many talents. After being in the floral industry for many years, seeing where there were opportunities for improvement, as well as being his own boss, Garry opened his own wholesale company in 1987, with Tony and Lee, that put the customers and their needs first. Instead of offering a mediocre product at a high cost, Garry presented a high-quality product, an affordable cost, expedited service, and quality customer service and care. Looking to be more dependable, cost efficient, and cost effective in the local market, they broke the mold and traditions in the Memphis floral industry and have continued to do so for over the past 30 years.
In the time since Garry’s passing, Tony and the staff at River City strive to keep his vision alive by continuing to work with award-winning farms and growers, selling top quality hard goods that are incomparable to anyone else’s, and keeping costs where the customers know they are getting the best buy for their money. With Lee’s retirement at the end of 2016 and the addition of new staff, Tony continues to ensure that Garry’s beliefs live on.
Garry believed in treating people right, he believed in a quality product, and he also believed in the fact that if you make sure you keep the human factor in the work, it will reflect in what you do. We believe in Garry, we believe in his dream, and we are going to keep believing in it because it is instilled in what we do thanks to Tony and our hard-working team.