eco ramblings November 2015

I’m inspired on this second day of real rain in my recent memory!

It is with great pleasure that I introduce FOUR new staff members at greenspace. This is also the perfect opportunity to let you know how top-notch our current staff is.

Cathy Brothers is our new store manager. Just before she started working for us this May, she brought in her dog Marble to meet us, knowing that I love dogs. As you know, our shop dog Nikki died last year. When I met Marble, a Queensland heeler mix, I fell for her and asked her to be our new shop dog. Luckily, Cathy is not insecure, because I sometimes seemed more excited to introduce Marble to customers than Cathy. Predictably, my respect for Cathy quickly outstripped my adoration of Marble. Cathy has embraced the store as our anchor and has tremendous customer service and product knowledge.

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But falling in love with Marble gave me the itch for a new dog of my own. Consequently, Brody, a Bassett hound and pit mix, was next to join our team. He is the sweetest, goofiest puppy you could hope to meet. He is happy to snuggle or untie your shoelaces for you. You should come in and meet him! (If you don’t love dogs, we are happy to crate or leash our dogs when you come in!)

Most recently, Kendall Argast-Watson joined greenspace. Kendall is weeks away from completing her interior design degree at West Valley College and will be available for outside appointments and kitchen and bath design projects starting in January. Kendall brings tile retail experience and a terrific attitude. We are so happy she has joined our team!

You may already have worked with Melanie, who has been at greenspace for over a year and a half. This past summer, she started going out on design and color consultation appointments. She will complete her interior design degree at West Valley in June and start adding more interior design clients at that time. Melanie is passionate about design, as you may already have experienced!

It’s likely you’ve spoken with Andrea over the years, as she and I took over greenspace together, essentially. I always say, “if Andrea quits, I quit.” I sincerely believe that she is personally responsible for the financial integrity of our business, and we wouldn’t have made it through the downturn without her. Never mind her lovely nature and customer service.

If you couldn’t tell, we’ve hit the sweet spot with our staffing. We are having a ton of fun running a successful business and we thank you and welcome you, your family and friends for new projects, gifts for the home and gift certificates.

As you might have noticed, we’ve been changing up our business model. We are providing more professional design consultations, helping clients design their perfect kitchen or bath, as well as in-home color consultations to help clients pick their ideal color palette. It’s working out well. We continue to learn and grow, and our furry friends keep it all down-to-earth and friendly. If you are interested in scheduling a design or color consultation, give us a call! 831.423.7200