Garden 204 Wogan Badcock. FIU LVN Miami florida 33174
Wogan S. Badcock is considered one of the top five hundred men to have impacted the state of Florida. In 1920, Badcock graduated from the University of Florida. Immediately afterwards he had purchased his father’s furniture store. The store had started from a two room store with a living quarter in the back, and had eventually grew to over 240 stores. Badcock is considered a pioneer in wholesale distribution, and was a legitimate retailer instead of a typical furniture showroom. This business was one of many in the role of building the Floridian economy at the time. One of his most notable characteristics was his policy of greeting and hearing all the presentations of manufacturing representatives who would call, which is still even in practice today. Badcock is considered one of the first ever Americans to pioneer the idea of a “Franchise,” which led his business to great success. He was known for his honest, truthful, and upright style of doing business which formed the personality of the Badcock Corporation, which makes it a good example of the kind of personality and business we want and already have here in Florida. In dedication of Wogan S. Badcock I would like to plant this garden in his memory. A garden of not just flowers, but flowers native to the state of Florida, just like Wogan Badcock. Badcock, like these flowers, are from Florida and symbolize a service, either big or small, that everyone can take a part of and that can honor Wogan Badcock in his memory.