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Meet Jerome and Mari Kellerhals of The Bonsai Supply in Fort Lauderdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jerome and Mari Kellerhals.

Jerome is originally from Switzerland and Mari from Venezuela. Jerome’s mom lived in Japan and introduced the bonsai culture to Jerome’s life. He picked up the hobby when he moved to the USA in 2007. Jerome and Mari met in Florida in 2015, as Mari was finishing her Master in Business Administration. One day, Jerome decided to go backpacking to China to find a supplier to bring bonsai pots, and tools for his personal use, as there were not many suppliers around them. The first shipment came around, and everything got sold between bonsai friends Quickly, Jerome realized there was a need for supplies, and with the help of Mari started The Bonsai Supply in 2016. Firstly, as a wholesale business, but in 2017, they opened their retail store where they offer bonsai trees, supplies, services, and classes. In 2018, Mari & Jerome opened a YouTube channel called We Are The Bonsai Supply. By November 2019, they have about 60K followers in their active social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube), and a beautiful bonsai community that they call bonsai family.

Currently, they offer their products on Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and their retail store in Fort Lauderdale. Jerome’s trees have been featured in Bonsai Focus Magazine 2019, Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2019, and different bonsai Exhibitions in the past years. He continues to grow in the art, next to Mari’s strategic marketing for the business. Husband and wife team that is ready to spread the bonsai word!

Has it been a smooth road?
Cash flow was a challenge when the business was wholesale and was hard to keep up with the growth.

Delegating and finding the right employees took some time as the business is unique and needed special bonsai skills that take time to develop

So, as you know, we’re impressed with The Bonsai Supply – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
The Bonsai Supply offers bonsai trees, supplies, services, and classes.

Currently, they offer their products on Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and their retail store in Fort Lauderdale.

In 2018, Mari & Jerome opened a YouTube channel called We Are The Bonsai Supply. By November 2019, they have about 60K followers in their active social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube), and a beautiful bonsai community that they call bonsai family.

Jerome’s trees have been featured in Bonsai Focus Magazine 2019, Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2019, and different bonsai Exhibitions in the past years. He continues to grow in the art, next to Mari’s strategic marketing for the business. Husband and wife team that is ready to spread the bonsai word!

The Bonsai Supply is a proud supporter of Good Karma Pet Rescue! They are a network of foster homes in South Florida dedicated to providing dogs and cats in need with the love and care they need and deserve. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

As animal lovers, we are active volunteers in the organization and have fostered 30+ dogs in the past year. We are always looking for ways to fundraise for them. Hope you can join us in any of our future events.

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