Woodopolis is moving. The 18-month-old interior design store has done so well in the past year and a half that it has outgrown its current location.
Tracy Zhang, president and CEO of Woodopolis, told me they want to be set up and ready to go by the weekend of the Ridge Meadows Home Show, which this year runs May 3, 4, and 5.
Woodopolis is moving from the old Mussallem building at the corner of Lougheed Highway and 223rd Street to the building at the corner of Lougheed Highway and 212th Street.
They are renovating the old United Rental space into something more "upscale" than their current location.
"It's hard to find a good location on Lougheed Highway. I understand that they had a few offers but they picked us," said Zhang.
Zhang is looking forward to the extra space, particularly the parking area that is fenced in to store their stone products.
Zhang's family owns the factory in China where the laminate flooring is produced, literally cutting out the middle-man out and ensuring low prices.
But, they aren't just about flooring: they do kitchens, closet organizers, vanities, mirrors, and more.
"Basically, we want you to get everything you need for interior decorating under one roof," said Zhang.
Ron Antalek, RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty in Maple Ridge, was awarded with a Realtors Care Award by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver on March 15.
He was instrumental in helping the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation raise $238,000 at its gala fundraiser in 2012. Antalek was also a volunteer for several charities, including the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society, Cynthera Transition House. Kudos, Ron!
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