First Impressions Are Lasting

We all know impressions count when you’re in business, and the first ones may count the most.  Usually we think of ourselves when we’re thinking about first impressions, but the physical look of your business gives a first impression too.  Here’s where an attractive and functional reception area can make your business stand out from the competition.

If you think about it, a reception area or lobby is essentially a business card.  It represents what a company does and should deliver that message in a straight-forward, appealing and welcoming way.  The reception space is the arrival point for new clients, repeat customers, prospective employees – and let’s not forget your all-important staff members!

Eye-pleasing color schemes coordinated with your branding, business-appropriate wall art and comfortable furniture are all key elements of an attractive reception space, as is the desk itself.  After all, here is where many of the most important daily tasks are carried out – from greeting clients, phone coverage, mail/package delivery, and much more.  The reception desk should be designed to accommodate multiple tasks, since front office personnel typically wear many hats. 

The reception desk should also have the ability to support whatever desktop equipment (phones, fax machine, printer) is necessary.  In terms of material and style, today’s reception desks come in wood, glass and steel and in a variety of shapes, including square, rectangular and semi-circle, which makes it even easier to ensure that the furniture you choose reflects your organization.

A reception area that couples style with function is much more than a welcoming mat – it’s where new business relationships can begin, and existing ones maintained for the long run.

Our Growing(!) Family Business

As many of you know, Office Gallery was founded as, and continues to be, a family business.  Originally started by our friends and mentors the Wlukas, a fantastic husband-and-wife team, we were fortunate enough to take over the company in 2016, as a new husband-and-wife team.  Jordana (niece of the founders) continued on with us, as did our loyal delivery installation team of Chris and Scott.

Recently, we’ve been lucky enough to welcome some fantastic additions to our team, including Erin, our design project manager, Molly, our project designer, and Jacques, a new part of our delivery and installation team.   

Yet in the true spirit of a family business, we welcome not only these individuals to our Office Gallery family, but their families as well.  And our family is growing!  Erin is expecting, and Scott welcomed his daughter just last year.  Molly has a one-and-a-half-year-old, and Jacques has five-year-old twin girls.  These Office Gallery children joyfully join our own son, now college-aged, who still helps out on the installation team when he’s home over the summer. 

These new additions have brought so much to our Office Gallery family – an enhanced level of passion for design, new ways of thinking, an intense desire to surpass the expectations of our clients, and even more love and joy.  We are so grateful for them, and for you, and we look forward to you getting to know all of us even more in the days and weeks and months ahead!