Beneva Flowers was founded in 1986 as a small, local flower shop at 6980 Beneva Road by Arthur Conforti Sr., and his family. When Conforti retired in 1992, his son, Art, took over the family business and has since grown the small shop into one of the largest and most respected independent flower shops in the nation – recently ranked as one of the top 20 in the United States, in sales, by an industry trade group.
Through years of hard work, high energy, acute attention to detail, and an unwavering focus on customer service, Beneva Flowers knows that their loyal customers are the key to success, and are proud to have been named Sarasota’s #1 florist for nearly 20 consecutive years.
Serving the customer has been the number one priority of Beneva Flowers since their first day in business. They have been open every single day since, and take pride in their YES WE CAN commitment – a pledge that empowers employees to create an exceptional retail experience for each and every customer.
Their motto of “Exceeding Your Expectations” takes on a special meaning to Beneva Flowers employees, it is a commitment to care for and honor the trust of every customer by providing personalized service and building long-lasting relationships.
With the ever-changing advancements in technology, Beneva Flowers remains a pioneer in the industry by staying at the forefront, and constantly looks for new ways to innovate in order to provide better service and more convenience for their customers.
Beneva Flowers also strives to serve customers’ needs and desires in more traditional ways. In addition to answering phones around-the-clock and providing 24-hour delivery service, Beneva Flowers is the only florist in the Sarasota area with its own wholesale importing division, allowing for the ability to buy long-lasting affordable flowers from all points of the globe.
Coinciding with their focus on customer service, Beneva Flowers also strives to provide only top- quality flowers and gifts for their customers. In addition to the hand-selected, highest grade flowers in the industry, Beneva Flowers also partners with high-end manufacturers like Lenox, Murano, and Spode, along with specialized boutique outlets to provide unique and exclusive gift items for a true one-stop shopping experience.
Despite their worldwide reach and constant growth, Beneva Flowers still remains a family-owned local shop with a great deal of pride in the community by giving back to local charitable organizations through its Helping Hands program.
Beneva Flowers is also an active member of the Elegant Sarasota Weddings Network, and serves as the house florist of the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, along with the Longboat Key Club, The Ringling, The Helmsley Sandcastle, Hyatt Siesta Key and other venerable institutions in the Sarasota area.
From around town to around the world, Beneva Flowers is proud to serve all of their customers and is honored to be selected, once again, as Sarasota’s #1 Florist.