Office Gallery International Celebrates New Ownership

(l-r) Jordana Wluka, general manager; Tom O’Rourke, president and CEO of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce; Special Legislative Aide Bill Buckley; Allan Howard, chairman of the Norwood Board of Selectmen; Michael Troia; Hilary Troia; Gwen Wluka; and Allen Wluka / photo by Mark L. Curelop

Pembroke, MA – Office Gallery International, a Norwood-based provider of office furniture for the business community, celebrated the recent new ownership by Pembroke residents Hilary and Michael Troia with a ribbon-cutting celebration, held earlier this month at the showroom.
Local and state officials were joined at the celebration by a number of Office Gallery’s clients and vendors, as well as family members and friends of the Troias and the former owners, the Wlukas.
As part of its future plans, Office Gallery is expanding its consulting and design services related to the office environment. The business has invested in new technology for its showroom, in part by incorporating Tecslate, an interactive widescreen display that provides clients with the ability to see exactly what their redesigned office will look like.
“We are so grateful to the Wlukas for starting Office Gallery International and making it synonymous with quality business furniture that enhances the work environment,” said Michael Troia.  “We appreciate the trust they have instilled in us, and look forward to building off of all that they poured into the business over the last 27 years.”
“The Wlukas have left Office Gallery International in a great position for us, and have also left us with a great model of how to run a successful business with integrity and true concern for the client,” added Hilary Troia.  “We are excited to lead Office Gallery into its next chapters.”
On hand to congratulate the business owners were Special Legislative Aide Bill Buckley, who presented official proclamations on behalf of State Senator Mike Rush and State Representatives John Rogers and Josh Cutler, as well as Allan Howard, chairman of the Norwood Board of Selectmen, and Tom O’Rourke, president and CEO of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to the proclamations addressed to the Troias in congratulations of their new venture and in thanks for their commitment to the region’s economy, Buckley presented additional proclamations from Senator Rush and Representative Rogers to Allen and Gwen Wluka, the previous owners of Office Gallery International, in recognition of all they had done over 27 years to grow this business and contribute to the community.
Office Gallery was sold to the Troias by the Wlukas of Foxboro, MA, for an undisclosed sum earlier this year.  Both Troias have previous experience, both at Office Gallery and elsewhere, in business furniture and retail sales.