The Group

“We want to create a company that people love.”

– Carlos Oramas | gems CEO

The Man Behind the Flowers

“I never thought about being in this industry, but I always wanted to be in this business. The truth is, I love people. When I first stumbled across flowers, I had no idea what made up a flower company. What I did know is that these stems, assembled and packaged, would connect people and emotions in a very personal way. Flowers make people smile.

I knew I wanted to be in a business that did just that. I still love it!”

– Carlos Oramas | gems CEO

Our
Company
Culture

Fueled by Cafecito

Every day between 2-3 pm, the gemsters patiently wait to hear the sounds of our daily Cuban coffee being prepared. If you don’t know what that sounds like, we’ll have to show you when you visit. Caution: May cause extreme productivity and joy.

Never Hungry

gems™ is represented by a collection of people from many different places. Every month we all meet to discuss goals and celebrate victories. We end our meetings with a “family meal” and celebrate our diversity by eating a different meal from a different culture each time.

We Name Everything

As you walk around gems, you’ll notice we have fun and quirky names for just about everything– from our pods to our meeting rooms. We even name our distribution trucks– after flowers, of course! Lily, Daisy, and Bud work hard to get your flowers to you every week! Make sure to HONK twice if you see them!

Our Farm

Nurturing the environment is at the heart of everything we do! Our farm is always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and leave the earth a little better than how we found it.

Learn more about our farm.

Rainwater

Collects over 75% of rainwater through built-in canal systems, making the operation autonomous with little dependency on wells.

Composting

Recycles more than 20,000 tons of vegetative waste to produce more than 3,000 tons of organic compost that return nutrients to the soil.

Certified

Earned the RainForest Alliance, Sedex, and Florverde certifications and is continuously striving to develop new procedures to coexist with our planet sustainably.

Our People

We don’t just want to plant flowers – we want to help PEOPLE grow! Being a good company means always doing what is right and taking care of our employees, partners, and customers.

Social Programs

Created “Huaylas,” a social program that offers after school care, free computer labs, and educational workshops, benefitting over 3,000 workers.

Meals & Medical

Serves over 600,000 meals a year and offers free medical to all employees.

Employee Fund

Sponsors an employee fund that has helped over 4,500 families improve and buy their own homes.

Our Family Farm

Nurturing the environment is at the heart of everything we do! Our farm is always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and leave the earth a little better than how we found it.

Learn more about our farm.

Rainwater

Collects over 75% of rainwater through built-in canal systems, making the operation autonomous with little dependency on wells.

Composting

Recycles more than 20,000 tons of vegetative waste to produce more than 3,000 tons of organic compost that return nutrients to the soil.

Certified

Earned the RainForest Alliance, Sedex, and Florverde certifications and is continuously striving to develop new procedures to coexist with our planet sustainably.

Helping Our Employees

We don’t just want to plant flowers – we want to help PEOPLE grow! Being a good company means always doing what is right and taking care of our employees, partners, and customers.

Social Programs

Created “Huaylas,” a social program that offers after school care, free computer labs, and educational workshops, benefitting over 3,000 workers.

Employee Fund

Serves over 600,000 meals a year and offers free medical to all employees.

Meals & Medical

Sponsors an employee fund that has helped over 4,500 families improve and buy their own homes.