Goslin's Greenery was not always the industry behemoth you see today. It all began in the early 1980s, when our business was launched as a small one-man enterprise, supplying wreaths and garlands to shops along Little Traverse Bay. With a reputation for quality, on-time delivery, and honest prices, the business grew to supply shops in Charlevoix, Emmet and Cheboygan counties. In the early 1990s we constructed our corporate headquarters (aka, the barn) and the business expanded to provide wreaths and garlands for retail sale, as well as you-cut Christmas trees.
Through it all, our garland and most of our wreaths continue to be hand-made by our founder, Owen Goslin. By our calculation Mr. G. has produced over 13 miles of garland -- so far. That's enough to line the entire length of Little Traverse Bay! So what makes our greens so great? Obviously it starts with having a ready access to fresh pine, cedar and firs -- which we have, thankfully, in abundance right by our back door. But it takes a master craftsman to turn those conifers into art.
In recognition of Mr. G.'s enormous contribution over the years, our board of directors has unanimously voted to name him the 2017 employee of the year. Mr. G. will be receiving a handsome birch bark plaque (which doubles as excellent kindling), and the right to take not just one, but TWO days off from work per week. Congratulations are in order!