It feels like an era is over at Tournesol Siteworks. We signed the paperwork on a deal with Viapul Corporation of Oakwood Village, OH (near Cleveland), selling them the assets of the Flower Framer product line. We purchased the product line in 2004 from the original owner and founder. The addition of windowboxes back then helped us grow rapidly through the mid-2000′s. As we’ve grown, however, our product line has continued to evolve toward commercial landscape products, and away from residential/retail. The windowbox product just doesn’t fit well in our sales channel anymore. Continue reading
When Tremco Incorporated, a leader in sustainable construction and part of the RPM Building Solutions Group, renovated its corporate headquarters in Beachwood, OH, they featured a 9000 sf vegetative roof from the Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Division. Vegetative roof expert Rana Creek, based not too far from us in Northern California, did the design for them. Rana Creek recommended the use of Tournesol Siteworks FRP planters and our VertiGreen 3D Trellis system to cover several large structures on the roof, as well as screen an equipment area. A full documentation of the project can be seen at www.tremcogreenhq.com.
Miami Valley Hospital, located in Dayton, OH, recently completed construction on a new 12-story wing designed to house their heart clinic. Designed by NBBJ of Columbus, Tournesol Siteworks provided standard and custom planters for the garden in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit, cafeteria and main entrance areas. The facility was recently awarded LEED Silver status, making it one of the greenest hospitals in Ohio. Continue reading
I keep a look out for anything that is published on the web about Tournesol Siteworks using Google’s great Google Alert tool. Much to my surprise an article popped up today in the Canton (OH) Repository newspaper, reprinted from The Cleveland Plain Dealer, where I was quoted. It was an article all about using window boxes to freshen up a home, and talks about the Flower Framer product. I can’t remember the interview, or if I even saw the original article. The other quoted person was a master gardener at the local Smith & Hawken store, which makes you realize how these kinds of things live on in the cyberworld a long time after initial publication!