A workplace redefined.
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all workplace. Every organization is unique—they have different functionalities, separate needs and face diverse challenges. Your workplace should represent your company’s culture and include insightful details that support your daily business activities.
Since 1974, Allwest Furnishings has remained committed to creating modern workspaces that are inspiring, productive and healthy. We are dedicated to offering effective furniture solutions that last. Our commitment is to provide our customers with state-of-the-art furnishings, thoughtful space planning and reliable assessment services.
At Allwest, we listen. We take the time to fully understand your organizational needs and challenges. Then, we work alongside you to effectively address each of them—providing furniture solutions that are both insightful and effective. In every project, you are our partner.
Whether you’re in business, healthcare or education, we remain dedicated to the same goal. At Allwest, our mission is simple:
We change the way people work.™
To be a trusted partner and meet the needs of our stakeholders.
This is the fabric of our culture and the foundation for every decision made by our staff.
Allwest Furnishings Ltd. was founded in 1974 by George Smith, under Allwest Institutional Furnishings. Smith was working coat check at a hotel when his boss began asking him to collect tables and chairs for events. George started to learn about sourcing furniture and on his 41st birthday, March 29, opened Allwest Institutional Furnishings with his wife.
Since then, Allwest has grown to be an industry leader in Western Canada. Customers have made Allwest their go-to place for sourcing office furnishings, moveable walls and window coverings. Allwest proudly represents many major manufacturers such as Teknion and Solarfective.
In the early 2000s, the company began operating under Allwest Commercial Furnishings and in 2012 the company was sold to Edmonton businessman, Colin Eicher. In 2017, Dr. W.A. Sam Shaw purchased the company and the name was changed once again to Allwest Furnishings Ltd. Under his leadership, Allwest has expanded its product line and services to effectively serve the healthcare, K-12, and residential sectors. Since 1974, Allwest has remained committed to designing work spaces that encourage efficiency, promotes wellness and inspires creativity. At Allwest, we change the way people work.
We’ve incorporated a robust recycling program that diverts nearly 60% of our waste from the landfill! Our team takes the extra step of separating plastics, cardboard and metals in order to reduce our environmental footprint. We also reuse and repurpose wooden pallets to reduce our overall waste.
We also prefer to work with manufactures that have the environmental commitments as we do. That is why we can proudly say that we have offered manufactures that all contribute to built environment standards such as: LEED, LBC, Breeam and others.
Allwest believes that every employee is entitled to a safe and healthy work environment. We foster this safety conscious culture by implementing a proactive HSE management system. Safety is not a side note to our business; it’s the way we work. Employees are trained on safe work practices and procedures and are expected to follow them to reduce the risk of occupational injury, disease, and property damage.
Our goal is that every worker returns home safe and healthy at the end of each workday.
Health and Safety training is provided to all employees on a required basis. This training is not limited to task specific but to safety culture. We have consistently achieved lower than industry WCB rates. Allwest Furnishings is COR certified by the Alberta Construction Association.
“I am still puzzled as to why such companies as Allwest are so few and far between. Doesn’t it make more sense to run a business as a partnership built on trust and hard work between owner, customer and staff? Isn’t Allwest proof that good guys can be big winners?”