It all started back in 1951 when Don and Donna Caan opened Don Caan’s Flowers on 8th Street here in Sheboygan. Don and Donna worked tirelessly, building up a very successful florist business with many loyal customers throughout Sheboygan County.
In 1978 Don closed the shop and relocated the family to Colorado, taking a job as a salesman with the John Henry Company; a manufacturer of marketing materials for plant growers and garden centers. In 1984 the family got an opportunity to return home to Sheboygan to start a new business and purchased Wald-Heim Nursery at the current location on South 12th Street. This would soon become the present day Caan Floral & Greenhouses.
In 1993, Don & Donna’s son Tom Caan, purchased the business as a second generation owner. The business continued to grow under Tom’s leadership and vision. A major renovation took place in 2003, adding the beautiful and modern European greenhouses that we still enjoy today.
In 2013 the business was sold to Kris and Ruth Shepard, who relocated to the area from Illinois. Kris came with over 20 years experience in the garden center industry. He made the decision to keep the Caan’s name for the business. He understands and appreciates the hard work and respect that the Caan family has earned in this community over the last 60 years.