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Claussen Enterprises is dedicated to delivering legendary service,
exceptional value, consistency and professional guidance in
providing top quality products and services for our patrons.
Our number one goal is to develop life-long relationships with
our customers by understanding and delivering to their needs.
Click here to read about the history of Claussen's Florist & Greenhouse
In 1972, an industrious man named William Claussen came to Vermont
and started his own nursery and garden center. He built the greenhouses
with the help of his energetic staff. From morning until night,
through sweat and tears, he had a vision. For years, Bill worked
on making his dreams come true. From the beginning, he ran the cash
registers, did the books, cared for the plants and managed the entire
business almost single-handedly. Bill is an astute business man
with a firm touch. He knew what his goals were and did not stop
until he reached them and more. His kind of energy is what our company
is built on today. Although he is semi-retired, Bill remains the
inspiration and backbone of our company.
Chris Conant came on board with Bill in the late 70's. A young
man with the energy of three people, Chris had visions of his own.
He wanted to help take this company into the future. With his innovative
ideas, Chris has taken over the torch at Claussen’s and has
brought the company into the 21st century. Chris is the first one
in (sometimes at 3:00 AM!), and he’s always the last one to
leave. He's not afraid of hard work, and he always gets his hands
Chris is pictured with his lovely wife, Denyse, who sadly lost her courageous battle with cancer in October of 2011. She spent years heading up the financial office. Their three children, Jessi, Ali and Nate,
work together to help their parents and the business in any way
they can. The entire Conant family carries on the Claussen tradition
of hard work and dedication.
Accounts Receivable Specialist
joined the Claussen's team in May, 1998 and currently has over 20 years of bookkeeping and office experience. Her bubbly personality keeps the office in good spirits! Teri is always willing
to answer any questions you may have regarding your account at Claussen's.
Accounts Payable Specialist
Melissa joined us in
September, 2003 with over 18 years experience in accounting
and office support. In addition to accounts payable, Melissa
handles our advertising, web site, donations and computer issues.
Ali joined the family business full time in 2006 after helping out during her school years. Ali wears many hats as she handles multiple requests and daily tasks from Chris, Teri and Melissa. She has also taken over the marketing for our Commercial Division.
Lori is one of our Production Team who remain the driving force behind the scenes. Their combined
excellence is what gives Claussen's Greenhouse the edge in the
plant world. They care about what they are producing, and they
take pride in the quality of our plants. Hats off to them and their
crews for bringing so much beauty into the lives of so many people
by producing top-quality plants.
Check out Lori 9 minutes and 51 seconds into this wonderful Across the Fence video with UVM re: bugs and biological controls. http://youtu.be/NZFX6K8Gtcw?t=9m51s
These are a few of the friendly faces you see when you enter our Garden Center on Main Street. Sarah, Lee and Brenda have spent countless years serving the needs of our customers. These talented artists create the ever changing displays throughout our retail space and have a vast array of horticulture knowledge. Both Sarah and Brenda are also experienced floral designers creating exquisite arrangements!
Duke - R.I.P.
Resident Dog/General Greeter
When visiting our greenhouses in Colchester, you probably ran into Duke, the Conant’s dog. Duke was about the
friendliest Golden Retriever you will ever meet. He smiled at you
and waged his tail. Duke loved attention and was always happy to make
a new friend. We miss him dearly.
William Claussen’s hard work and perseverance, combined with
the partnership and equally hard work of Chris Conant, has made Claussen’s
what it is today. Claussen’s Florist and Greenhouse has expanded
into one of the most successful plant growers in Vermont. We’ve
been growing top quality, Vermont-Grown plants, a William Claussen
tradition since 1972.
Aerial Views of our property taken in October, 2010 by Shirley Chevalier
Claussen's Florist and Greenhouse
(800) 287-2361 (802) 878-2361
(802) 878-9462 (fax)
Claussen's Perennial Farm
187 Main Street, Colchester, VT 05446
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