Dustin C. Ward
Realtor® / Broker
Dustin was raised in rural Camden, NC. Growing up he was very active in 4H, showing livestock, gardening, and later the FFA in high school.He began working in a local garden center at age 15, started growing plants in his personal greenhouse and did landscaping projects for clients.
Dustin soon decided that he wanted to own his own business. He started taking business classes at a community college after graduation. Eventually he moved to Raleigh, NC and completed a degree in Horticulture at NC State University. From there Dustin managed local garden centers and played a key role as a visual merchandiser. He continued to take accounting classes after getting his horticulture degree and later moved to Charlotte NC to pursue a degree in accounting.
It didn’t take long for him to realize his love for the fast pace, diverse, constantly growing Charlotte area. He went to work for Pier 1 Imports briefly as an assistant manager, then on to a quick position as a wedding & events designer. Things finally led him to open his own florist in the Fall of 2013(Red Bridge Floral). Over the years he & a partner have bought multiple flower shops in the area. Today, they now have locations in Locust, NC (Red Bridge Floral) Charlotte University Area (Gallery of Flowers) & Fort Mill, SC (Gallery of Flowers South). Creating floral pieces for clients gives him great pleasure. Dustin’s passion for the floral industry helps him fulfill his creative desires.
Establishing a strong financial future personally when being an entrepreneur can be challenging. That is what drove him to get his real estate license In 2018. Dustin wanted to help others obtain their goals of owning & investing in real estate. Seeing a client’s happiness is an attribute to his success. Dustin loves both the Floral industry and Real Estate equally. Both of his businesses allow him to assist clients in all seasons of life. He has been in the Charlotte area for 12 years and plans to continue to have many successful years here. He is licensed in NC & SC. When he is not working, which is rare, Dustin enjoys doing most anything outside or simply spending time with friends. He has two dogs, Maggie (Boxer) & Weston (Mini Schnauzer) and they make for great entertainment at home. He loves floral designing, plants, home décor, interior & landscape design. Dustin wants his real estate and floral businesses alike to continue growing and looks forward to helping many new clients obtain their needs, wants & goals.