About Us



  Calico Florist and Tuxedo Rental, we would like to say how honored we are that you are visiting our web-page.   Our customers are very important to us and we want the privilege to show you just how special you are.  Our promise is to serve you to the best of our ability and make your arrangement  "worth more than words".    We understand that purchasing flowers can often be an intimidating experience so let us help because we are not just any flower shop.  You’ll find that we specialize in making your flower buying experience easier by suggesting several options for your particular situation and/or special occasion.  Calico Florist and Tuxedo Rental is a family owned and operated business located in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee just minutes from beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee.  We make daily deliveries to hospitals, funeral homes, businesses and residential.  Come and meet our floral designers and allow us to become "the florist" you turn to.



 Here at CALICO FLORIST and TUX RENTAL, we've been creating beautiful arrangements for more than 30 years. We are family owned and operated and we intend on staying that way.  We've been blessed to have an easy access location and beautiful showroom to meet all your floral needs.
In 1978,  Rick finally convinced our dad, J.C. Freeman,  that he could design and operate a floral business in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee.  Dad built it and two of the siblings, Sylvia and Rick opened the Calico Florist and Tux Rental in May of 1984.

Rick had such an extraordinary talent that seemed to escalate with each design. In the past, Rick was President of Chattanooga Profession Florist Association.  Rick was co-owner and head designer.  In 2014, Rick went home to be with our heavenly father and we are sure he is designing all kinds of beautiful arrangements now.

In 2014, Melissa joined Sylvia full time and with these two designers and the talent they have is just unmeasurable. Rick's legacy and loving care of our customers carry on in the lives with these two sisters.

CALICO FLORIST has progressed from originating in a living room of a mobile home into our beautiful showroom of 1800 sq. ft.  CALICO FLORIST was dedicated to God and HE has truly honored the business as well as our own personal family lives. 



​Our Mission

 We stand behind all of our flowers, arrangements, gifts and  within our power we plan to meet your standards.  
We are so committed to making the most perfect arrangements for you our valued customer.  We want to be your trusted family florist every time you have a special occasion.

Our Motto

"Our arrangements are worth more than words and more than words can say !