Karin’s Florist was established on October 26, 1956, at 7 Corners Shopping Center, by Bill Dukas and his father-in-law, George Raptis. It was one of the original stores in 7 Corners Mall, which was one of the first regional shopping malls in the U.S. Named after Bill’s first born child and George’s first grandchild, the business opened with only 4 employees, George & Mary Raptis, Bill Dukas and 1 driver. Karin’s continued to grow over the years, still preserving its family atmosphere.
In 1995, after 38 years, Karin’s relocated to its present location in Vienna, Virginia. At this point, Bill’s daughter, Maris Angolia, joined the business and now serves as its President and CEO.
Today, Karin’s has over 25 in-store employees and 6 drivers. The physical size of the store has more than doubled, profits have increased steadily but most importantly, customer service is still #1.
We are the proud recipients of the several awards, including 2012 Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award for small business, 2013 Best of Fairfax and in 2013, Steve Harvey named us Best Florist in America.
We attribute that success to the uniqueness of the store, our personnel and our loyal customers. We achieve this by relying on top designers and delivery people and top quality flowers and gifts. Our professional designers can take a customer’s vision and make it come to life. We have a great team, always striving to make sure that we not only meet but exceed our customer’s expectations.
A lot has changed through the years, but one thing has remained the same: Karin’s has kept its roots in Fairfax County, proudly serving the neighborhood it holds dear.
Our Founder, Bill Dukas, and daughter, Maris Angolia,
Karin’s Florist is actively involved in the community and participates in many organizations. They are proud members of Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Vienna Business Association, Tysons Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Fairfax.
Maris Angolia, President, serves on the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Associates Board and the 2015 World Police and Fire Games Board of Directors as well as the Inova Gala Executive Committee.
Karin’s Gives Back is a charitable donation program that supports and promotes the good work of Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland based charities.
If you would like to nominate a charitable organization for the Karin’s Gives Back program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-281-4141 for more information.
About Karin’s Florist
Karin’s Florist is one of the top 50 florists in the U.S. We are open Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm and Saturday, 10am – 5pm, with 24 hour phone service and same-day delivery. Call 703-592-0952 or visit us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Karin’s Florist provides beautiful fresh flower arrangements, fruit & gourmet gift baskets, wines & champagnes, green & flowering plants and more. Whether your delivery is around the corner or around the world, we can handle your floral and gift giving needs.
Visit our store:
527 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180