In 1886, Joseph B. Hurst and David Tipton started a floral business in downtown Little Rock. Under the leadership of Hurst’s grandson, Howard, the company continues to fulfill its commitment to delivering “Guaranteed Satisfaction” with every order. Following a childhood spent at the store, Howard became vice president after graduating with high honors from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1980. Four years later at 26, he assumed the position of president from his father, Joe Hurst. Since then, he has continually surrounded himself with extremely hard working and talented staff enabling expansion to Conway and Pine Bluff. Today, it is a full-scale, specialty retailer, with vast in-store and online floral design, plants, gifts and decor that meet the Tipton & Hurst standard of excellence.