Office Gallery Celebrates New Troia Ownership

Office Gallery International, a Norwood, MA-based leading provider of office furniture for the business community since 1989, celebrated the recent new ownership by Pembroke residents Hilary and Michael Troia with a ribbon-cutting celebration, held earlier this month at the showroom.

On hand to congratulate the business owners were Special Legislative Aide Bill Buckley, who presented official proclamations on behalf of State Senator Mike Rush and State Representatives John Rogers and Josh Cutler, as well as Allan Howard, chairman of the Norwood Board of Selectmen, and Tom O’Rourke, president and CEO of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to the proclamations addressed to the Troias in congratulations of their new venture and in thanks for their commitment to the region’s economy, Buckley presented additional proclamations from Senator Rush and Representative Rogers to Allen and Gwen Wluka, the previous owners of Office Gallery International, in recognition of all they had done over 27 years to grow this business and contribute to the community.

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High Profile: Office Gallery Celebrates New Ownership

“We are so grateful to the Wlukas for starting Office Gallery International and making it synonymous with quality business furniture that enhances the work environment,” said Michael Troia.  “We appreciate the trust they have instilled in us, and look forward to building off of all that they poured into the business over the last 27 years.”

“The Wlukas have left Office Gallery International in a great position for us, and have also left us with a great model of how to run a successful business with integrity and true concern for the client,” added Hilary Troia.  “We are excited to lead Office Gallery into its next chapters.”

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Office Gallery changes hands; 27-year old business furniture store purchased by Michael and Hilary Troia

Office Gallery International, a Norwood, MA-based leading provider of office furniture for the business community since 1989, celebrated the recent new ownership by Pembroke residents Hilary and Michael Troia with a ribbon-cutting celebration, held earlier this month at the showroom.

On hand to congratulate the business owners were Special Legislative Aide Bill Buckley, who presented official proclamations on behalf of State Senator Mike Rush and State Representatives John Rogers and Josh Cutler, as well as Allan Howard, chairman of the Norwood Board of Selectmen, and Tom O’Rourke, president and CEO of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to the proclamations addressed to the Troias in congratulations of their new venture and in thanks for their commitment to the region’s economy, Buckley presented additional proclamations from Senator Rush and Representative Rogers to Allen and Gwen Wluka, the previous owners of Office Gallery International, in recognition of all they had done over 27 years to grow this business and contribute to the community.

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From One Couple to the Next: Office Gallery Adapts to the Future

Mike and Hilary have not only seen the business transition owners, but also its focus. Though the company was initially geared around home of!ce furnishings, the pair noted that the industry is changing. Workers have shifted away from desktop computers to more flexible laptops and tablets, eliminating the need for a traditional, stationary home office space.

“About 50 percent of our customers want a sit-stand desk,” Hilary said, highlighting one in the showroom that acclimates electronically.

As companies change office layouts from cubicles to open floor plans, benching system desks have become increasingly common, so the company has made that option available as well. Mike noted that there can be little privacy in an office with an open floor plan to make personal phone calls, so the company also offers a privacy sofa with built-in outlets on the armrest and a soundproof panel that extends above the chair.

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