Vision Statement: Allwest Furnishings aspires to create work spaces that are healthy, innovative and inspiring.
Since 1974, Allwest has been committed to changing the way people work creating inspiring, productive and healthy workspace. We are passionate about providing high quality commercial furniture, workplace customization, seamless office moves and assessment services. We create spaces designed to enhance a company’s workflow and culture—boosting employee productivity and wellness.
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 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. Then 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 workspaces that encourages efficiency, promotes wellness and inspires creativity. At Allwest, we change the way people work.
We’re proud to be active community members for our both Edmonton and Grande Prairie location. We are currently members of the Edmonton and Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce—giving us the opportunity to network with local businesses. We’ve also been luck to partner with some great non-profit organizations such as NorQuest College’s 1000 Women, a Million Possibilities, Brightview Elementary School, the Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield, Inclusion Alberta, Chrysalis and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
We’ve incorporated a robust recycling program that diverts 58% 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 repurposed wooden pallets to reduce our overall waste. You can check out some of our repurposed pallet projects in the photos below.
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.
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.