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Growing for 40 years
Local interior plant company weathers three economic downturns, celebrates major milestone
Calgary, AB – February 1, 2017 – Locally owned and operated, Greenery Office Interiors has reached the 40-year milestone: providing a plant design, installation and maintenance service to corporate Calgary since 1977. Under the green thumb of Owner and President Joanne Young, the company has blossomed from a one-person, home-based business putting plants in reception areas, to 18 staff in a 3000 square-foot showroom, office and warehouse, designing and installing plantscapes, atriums, living walls, moss walls and now green roof maintenance.
“Greenery’s history mirrors Calgary’s growth over the past 40 years,” said Young, “from small town to sophisticated city. It’s interesting to reflect on what we’ve been through together since the late 70s. As Calgary’s economy has gone global, we’ve brought global plant trends to business here. We’ve been through the booms and busts and are now weathering the economy’s third downturn. With our amazing team and clients we’ve found creative ways to keep things growing.”
Dedicated service and trendsetting design has contributed to client loyalty with some client relationships spanning Greenery’s full 40 years; and continues to lead to new clients.
Part of Greenery’s growth and success strategy has been to stay at the forefront of international industry trends. Greenery installed Calgary’s first living wall in 2010 – the 2000 square foot centerpiece in Jamieson Place. The project won international acclaim for its size and design and put Greenery into the forefront as an industry expert in living walls. Greenery was also the first interior plant company in Calgary to promote plants for clean air more than 20 years ago, and continues to champion the benefits of plants in promoting wellbeing at work, including increased productivity and creativity.
Both Young and her company have been recognized with industry awards –Young, as the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year – Western Finalist, and Greenery for design and project installations, with numerous awards from North American interiorscape industry groups.
As a community-minded business, Greenery supports client charities providing plants for fundraising initiatives, and through donating and maintaining plants at Wellspring as well as introducing green walls to schools. Young mentors aspiring entrepreneurs on growing and maintaining a successful business and is regularly tapped as an expert to speak at industry events.
Greenery has 40th Anniversary events taking place throughout 2017, including a staff reunion. Visit HERE for details!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Joanne Young, President
403 870 5615
Greenery Office Interiors in an award-winning Calgary-based, owner-operated business providing interior plant design & service and office plant leasing. Established in 1977, the company is proudly celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2017.