Top 50x2: Abloom and ADTEK Engineers

In this year’s special edition of Frederick Top 50x2, we are recognizing Frederick County’s most resilient businesses that have been serving our community for 20 years or more.  Each week we will be highlighting businesses and organizations that were selected for the publication.  These are the companies that prove that Frederick County is a great place to do business. 

Abloom, Ltd. Flowers and Events
51 Maple Ave | Walkersville

Established: 1992

Founder: Lori Himes

Abloom Florist, locally owned and operated and proudly serving Frederick County since 1992, offers unique floral arrangements, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Abloom staff enjoys creating beautiful custom floral designs for any event, wedding, funeral or memorial, for your personal needs or business. We pride ourselves on our creative style, incorporating the freshest floral product from local, national, and world-wide sources.

What is your advice to a young company?

Watch your pennies and make smart spending choices.  Consistently educate yourself.

ADTEK Engineers
150 S. East St. #201 | Frederick

Established: 1987

Founders: Mahendra N. Shah and John I Frankhouser III

ADTEK Engineers, Inc. (ADTEK), is a consulting firm with more than 50 design professionals firm-wide. ADTEK has offices in VA, MD, and MI, and offers broad-spectrum civil engineering, structural base building design, and specialty engineering services. ADTEK uses AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit™ Modeling software for the vast majority of design projects. Our design team embraces the application of sustainable design concepts, and we are committed to understanding the environmental consequences of our design and implementing conservation oriented technologies and materials.

What is your advice to a young company?

Be engaged with the local community.

Frederick County is very fortunate to have an amazing business community, especially those that have been in business for over 20 years.  We understand that there are more than 100 legacy businesses in Frederick County, but unfortunately, we were not able to include all these businesses in the Top 50x2.  The businesses included were selected from responses submitted to a business survey.  OED staff verified the responses and then selected the businesses on a first come first serve basis.  If your business would like to be included in future opportunities, please email

Some photographs included in the publication were taken pre-COVID.  OED encourages everyone to follow precautionary guidelines set forth by the Frederick County Health Department.