Sooner Wholesale Florist

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OKC’s premier Wholesale Florist – Cold Chain Committed – Specializing in Weddings, Special Events and everyday needs of retail florists and mass marketers. The premier cut flowers from the best growers in the USA and South America. Stocking a full selection of cut flowers 365 days a year. Also, special orders welcome.
Our Story

Charlie Cutler, Kent Whitnah and Connie Butts had respect for one another’s talents years before they went into business together. The three have decades of combined experience in the wholesale floral industry — in sales and sales management, fresh flower buying and general management — and Kent has also been in and around the retail side of the floral business his entire life.

Combining their unique abilities, the three have put together a devoted team of dedicated employees. They partner with a goal of contributing to the success of fresh flower and floral hardgood resellers in the state of Oklahoma and bordering cities.

Sooner Wholesale offers the friendliest and most reliable service, and the freshest and most reasonably priced flowers with the widest array of hardgoods — where and when they’re needed.

Sooner Wholesale opened on Labor Day Weekend 2001, one week before the fall of the twin towers. The Sooner team pulled together and persevered in the face of adversity. And excelled.

Now operating from a new 9,000 square foot facility just north of I-40 on MacArthur Boulevard with new phone and point-of-sale systems, the facility was built to specification and includes dock-high loading and unloading, a state-of-the-art 2100 square foot cooler that keeps perishables cooled to a true 34 degrees Fahrenheit, and a climate controlled, key-code accessed after-hours pick-up station that is available for customer convenience 24 hours a day, seven days a weeks.

Sooner began servicing the Tulsa area in January 2008 and opened the Tulsa Branch only four months later.

Sooner Wholesale Inc. is Oklahoma’s up-and-coming wholesale floral industry leader. The owners and the employees pride themselves on maintaining the agility of a smaller business while providing large-scale operations and innovative solutions that benefit local floral resell businesses.

Our People

  • Charlie Cutler
    President and Founding Partner. With over 25 years in the wholesale floral industry, Charlie’s...
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  • Connie Butts
    Vice President and Partner. Connie began her career in the wholesale floral industry in...
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  • Kent Whitnah
    Secretary, Treasurer and Founding Partner. Kent is a hybrid of two retail floral families....
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  • Gus
    Silent Partner and Advisor. Gus’s daily presence, undeterred devotion, and “man’s best friend” approach...
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  • Mike Ferris
    Mike began his career in the wholesale floral business as a driver at Central...
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  • Tammy Shew
    Tammy grew up in the flower business. Tammy’s stepmother managed the Morris Craiger Flowers...
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  • Peter Nelson
    Peter owned and operated Nelson’s Flowers in Midtown Tulsa from 1984-1995. Friends thought Peter...
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  • Susan Fritzemeyer
    Susan began her career in the floral industry in 1988 at Mac’s Greens in...
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  • Mark Hood
    Mark began his career in the floral business in 1990 at Foster’s Flowers in...
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  • Chris Campbell
    Chris began working at Lee Wholesale in Abilene, TX Mother’s Day 2004 as a...
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  • Jim Rich
    Jim began working at Green Country Wholesale in 1979. He learned the ropes as...
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Hardgoods

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Special Offers

Receive 20% off any hard goods purchase when you come to our location and mention our new website!

Oklahoma City – 405-787-6800 | 888-886-7804
Tulsa – 918-622-1835 | 877-622-1835

We look forward to speaking with you!

Our Coolers

Flowers and plants properly cared for – from first cut to final delivery – create the best product and most customer satisfaction. Sooner Wholesale has invested 2100 square feet of real estate and a large percentage of operating costs toward the purchase, maintenance and operation of two cooling units that guarantee a true 34-degree cooler space.

Flowers arrive fresh from as far as Colombia in 9 hours or less after cutting. Our growers quickly chill cut flowers to proper temperatures after cutting and work to maintain desired temperatures and dry conditions throughout the shipping process.

Sooner has the largest true 34-degree cooler space in Oklahoma City and is the only Oklahoma floral wholesaler to prepare the shipment to resellers from inside the cooler.

Sooner maintains the most complete cold chain and the freshest flowers.

Locations


Oklahoma City

Sooner Wholesale Florist

625 N. MacArthur Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73127
405-787-6800 | 888-886-7804

Connie Butts | Email


Tulsa

Sooner Wholesale Florist

2733 S. Memorial Drive
Tulsa, OK 74129
918-622-1835 | 877-622-1835

Kent Whitnah | Email

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