Melrose International got its start in 1985 as Melrose Gardens. Our small, Quincy, Illinois based company cultivated and dried local flowers and then sold them to area florists. Offering quality products and superb customer service, we found success quickly in our small niche. But one bad crop year in the early 1990s forced our company’s original owners to branch out into other areas of dried florals and complement that with a silk floral line.
Ever mindful of the market, our executives soon brought on a new group of investors and together explored a promising new opportunity—giftware and home décor. Remaining steadfast to our commitment to great customer service, by 2002 Melrose was again on top of its industry, becoming a key player in the home décor and giftware industry. That year we dropped “Gardens” from our name and re-branded as Melrose International.
Today, Melrose is a leading wholesaler for giftware, home décor, silk florals, flameless candles and more. And although our industry and name may have changed, we as a company never have. We continue to provide our customers superior service, quality products, expert design and outstanding value. We believe that is what brings so many of our customers back season after season.