The Peeps at Carlone’s Florist is the team of professionals that makes it all happen. When you plan your wedding and need flowers at the church and reception; when your corporation or institution is hosting a big event and needs flowers for the ballroom; when you need something special delivered to your significant other because you’re in the doghouse; you can depend on the peeps at Carlone’s Florist. They’ll not only impress you with their inventive designs and product knowledge, they’ll deliver on time every time. Take a moment to get to know them. They could be your neighbor. They all live in the area and understand the needs of the community. When our peeps go to work for you, rest assured; you’re in good hands.
Carol Carlone - Owner
Carol is the owner of Carlone's Florist where she is an experienced specialist in every aspect of the day-to-day life inside a flower shop. She has over 45 years experience working in the floral and retail industry, but more specifically, she has stopped to smell the roses the majority of her existence on planet Earth. So much, that she barely can smell anything now. Carol was born in Fall River, MA, aka "The Riv", and she currently resides 33 steps away from the shop. When she is not working at Carlone's you will find her cooking, reading or catching up on all of her favorite reality competition shows. She has worked for Carlone's forever, and her favorite reason for working here is the creativity aspect that in return can make someone's day. Carol also makes time for bowling in her Monday night bowling league. A fun and interesting fact about Carol is that she loves to wear warm socks to bed in the winter time.
Brian Weeks - General Manager
Brian represents the third generation of the Carlone family. In the family business, he specializes in thinking and listening. Brian grew up doing many different jobs around the shop where he was also a runner for his grandfather when he went out on deliveries. A lot of who Brian is today came from conversations on those runs around town. Brian started working full time for the business in 2004 when Carlone's opened a satellite store in Middletown, RI. There, he managed all the daily operations and learned what it takes to succeed in the floral industry. Brian was born in Weisbaden, Germany and currently resides in Portsmouth, RI. Brian's favorite reason for working at Carlone's is overseeing the complete process. From the buying of the flowers to the care they require. Then, working with the customers to design their vision and make it a reality. Most of all, he loves the end result—smiles! A fun and interesting fact about Brian is that he once bounced a balloon around his grandparents living room with his cousins 359 times without letting it touch the ground!
Dana Pinnock - Designer
Dana is a designer at Carlone's where she specializes in natural floral designs and living a healthy lifestyle. She has 12 years experience working in the floral industry in a variety of different flower shop settings. Her first floral job was working with her father in his flower shop in Ohio. From there, she moved to Rhode Island where she worked on a farm that grew flowers. She loves working on weddings as well. Dana was born in Napoleon, Ohio and currently resides in Little Compton, RI. When she is not working at Carlone's you will find her digging in the garden, cooking/baking in the kitchen and being with her three children. She has worked for Carlone's for 4 years and what she likes most about working here is the large variety of flowers and the creative freedom. Dana also makes time for bike rides, reading and taking walks on the beach. A fun and interesting fact about Dana is that she never follows a recipe.
Erica Kelley - Processor/Designer Assistant/Sales Associate
Erica is a processor/designer assistant and sales associate who specializes in providing the flowers with hydration and delicious food. She has one year experience in the floral industry, but she worked for many years at Del's Lemonade. Erica was born in Portsmouth, RI where she still resides. When she is not working at Carlone's you will find her playing with her dogs or spending time with her loving family and friends. She has worked for Carlone's for one year and what she likes most about working here is learning so much about the many different varieties of flowers and plants. A fun interesting fact about Erica is that she will drink coffee any way you give it to her.
Marissa Caito - Designer
Marissa is a floral designer who she specializes in singing to the flowers. She has 10 years experience in the floral industry. She started out by helping her mom at her old shop, The Secret Garden, in Jamestown, RI. She also is a jewelry instructor at Buck's Rock and a jewelry maker at Erica Zap Design in Newport, RI. Marissa was born in Peacedale, RI and currently resides in Newport. When she is not working at Carlone's you will find her at the beach, visiting family in Jamestown and Antigua, or reading. She has worked for Carlone's for 1 year and what she likes most about the business is making people happy with beautiful flowers. Marissa also makes time for gardening. A fun and interesting fact about Marissa is that she loves to dance.
Jennifer Sunderland - Processor/Designer Assistant
Jennifer is a well rounded individual who takes on many tasks at Carlone's. She specializes in graphic design and organizing. She has 26 years experience working in retail and about 5 years in the floral industry. Specifically, she worked at Tiverton Four Corners for nine years, and five years at Sunderland's Studio. Jennifer was born in Cape Cod and currently resides in Portsmouth, RI. When she is not working at Carlone's you will most likely find her in Tiverton at the Four Corners Art Center where she is the Executive Director. She has worked for Carlone's for one year and her favorite reason for working here is never seeing the same arrangement twice. Jennifer also makes time for hand crafted event details and invitations. A fun and interesting fact about Jennifer is that she also finds time to be a bartender at the Hibernian Club in Newport, RI.
Stanley Fafara - Driver
Stanley is a cousin of the Carlone family and works as a driver for the company. He specializes in finding streets in his old map book that he carries with him everywhere. He has over 17 years experience in the floral industry, but more important is his experience owning and running his own bar in Warren, RI for the past 25 years called Jack's Bar. Stanley was born in Providence, RI and currently resides in Warren. When he's not working for Carlone's you can find him either at his bar doing the liquor order or slinging some good ole draft beers for his patrons. He has worked for Carlone's for over 17 years and his favorite reason for working here is helping out the family anyway he can. Stanley also makes time for putting together an annual golf tournament that all money raised gets donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A fun and interesting fact about Stanley is that he loves to feed the Indians!
Matt Juselis - Driver
Matt is a driver at Carlone's. He specializes in walking slowly and taking his time. He has five years experience in the floral industry, but worked for many years refereeing hockey games as well as assembling and delivering baby cribs around Newport County. Matt was born in Groton, CT and currently resides in Portsmouth, RI. When he is not working at Carlone's you will find him at an ice rink, on a golf course or catching up on some zzz's. He has worked for Carlone's for five years and what he likes most about working here is bringing happiness to the world. Matt also makes time to travel and spend time with family and friends. A fun and interesting fact about Matt is that he probably likes James Bond humor too much.
Cam Hebert - Driver
Cam is a driver who specializes in getting your arrangements to you in the fastest and most orderly fashion possible. He has three years experience working in the floral industry, but he also worked at J.A.M. Construction, and had a job keeping the golf course in tip top shape at Green Valley Country Club, as well as a job delivering baby cribs and equipment for Crumb Krunchers Rental. Cam was born in Newport, RI, but currently resides in South Kingston. When he is not working at Carlone's you will find him at the ice rink playing hockey or on the golf course. He has worked for Carlone's for three years and what he likes most about working here is the family business environment and the loyal customers. Cam also makes time for helping with Special Olympics of RI and volunteering with local youth hockey programs. A fun interesting fact about Cam is that he studying business at URI and plans to get a degree as a CPA or CFO.
Lance Hebert - Driver
Lance is a driver who specializes in making people happy with flowers. He has 1 year experience working in the floral industry, but more specifically he has spent the last 27 years as a police officer and the Chief of Police right here in Portsmouth. Lance was born in Fall River, MA and currently resides in Tiverton, RI. When he is not working at Carlone's you would find him on the golf course or on a hockey rink. He has worked for Carlone's a little more then a year and his favorite reason for working here is the great people and no stress. Lance also makes time for coaching hockey at Portsmouth High School. A fun fact about Lance is that he is a house decorating freak for the holidays, but mainly Christmas, Halloween and The 4th of July.
We offer nationwide delivery through our network of trusted florists and daily local delivery service to Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, Jamestown, Bristol, Warren, Barrington, Tiverton and Little Compton Rhode Island as well as to Fall River, Massachusetts and some parts of Westport, Swansea and Somerset MA. Call 401-683-0304 for more information.