Doris and her late husband Buddy Williams co-founded Merrifield Garden Center in the spring of 1971 with their good friends and neighbors, Bob and Billie Jean Warhurst. Over the years, Doris has literally done it all, helping customers, purchasing products for the store, designing the store layout and even stocking the shelves.

Today you’ll find Doris doing exactly what she’s been doing since 1971: Coaching our team on delivering great customer service and teaching the time-honored values that make Merrifield Garden Center the company that it is today. She also continues to work closely with vendors to select quality products to bring into the garden center. In her free time, Doris enjoys spending time with family and her horses on her farm in Waterford, Virginia.