New ownership, same Nevill’s Flowers

Making people’s days through floral creations is what Nevill’s Flowers is about, owner Melissa Iseley said.

The shop, 321 Peters Alley, Montoursville, has been providing floral arrangements for weddings, special occasions, sympathy and daily events since 1945.

They have everything from roses and lilies to tropical and holiday flowers such as mums and poinsettias.

Many of its designers have over 25 years of experience creating unique arrangements, she said.

Over the course of the year that she has owned the business, it has grown in its wedding and daily orders, she said.

“We are known for quality wedding arrangements and silk designs, those have been expanding,” Iseley said.

To continue to improve the quality of work designers are taking continuing education classes and having other designers come in to teach them, she said. Doing this allows them to learn different styles and techniques.

To keep up with the increasing demand, more designers will be hired and a new delivery van was recently purchased to make a four vehicle fleet.

She said she is excited to see the business growing after working there for 10 years.

“Though there is new ownership, it is the same Nevill’s,” Iseley said.

Contributing to the community and reaching out to local businesses and organizations is something she said is very important to her.

“(The community) is the reason we’re here,” she said. “We are growing and still want to be here for the community.”

A game the shop does through its Facebook page is called the lonely bouquet. A bouquet of flowers is placed somewhere in the Montoursville, Loyalsock Township or Williamsport areas then a photo and clue is posted online.

If someone has not found it then there are second and third photos and clues to help customers locate the bouquet, Iseley said.

Throughout the month staff members of the flower shop will be giving out gift cards to reward good deeds they see being performed in the community.

Looking to the future, she said she hopes to grow which could lead to the purchase of an additional delivery van or expanding to a second location specifically for wedding consultations.

Growing the business will allow more people to be touched by the gift of flowers.

Her favorite part about working at Nevill’s is brightening people’s days, she said.

“There is happiness and a smile on the end of each order,” Iseley said.