Gaye Jackson, owner of Gaye Jackson’s Flowers in the Heights, grew up in Spring Branch, graduated and set out for Texas A & M University where she majored in Psychology. Beginning her ultimate floral career, she first worked at a friend’s flower show and totally enjoyed the experience.

Following college, Gaye spent some time doing marketing and real estate. No doubt furthering her business experience, and soon-to-be, floral profession. However, feeling the urge to become her own boss, this dynamic lady “bit the bullet” and went into business on her own. Or as she says, “If it didn’t work, I would get a real job!” Wow, did it work, because her real job these days is satisfying customers and bringing joy into lives. At one time she had 3 stores.

Gaye excelled in the floral business being named “Very Best” Wedding Florist for 9 straight years, and in the “Top 100 Fastest Growing Businesses in Houston”. Joining the Chamber, Gaye recognized it for its business-building capabilities and appreciated its commitment to enhancing the entire community.

Gaye spends her spare time involved in the River Oaks Business Women’s Exchange Club and traveling. With her son Jackson (born to a proud mother at age 50), they have been to China and are planning an extended stay in Kauai in July of this year. On November 11th, she celebrated her 40th year in the floral business, certainly a major milestone in her life. Always smiling, Gaye Jackson is a Chamber member representative of living life to the fullest, and a beautiful flower that continues to bloom!