Mt. Washington architect Heather Curless often has a hard time finding the environmentally sustainable building products she needs for the growing number of Green building projects her clients request.
That's why she decided to open her own retail shop, Greener Stock
, which opens this week at 3528 Columbia Parkway, near Delta, in Columbia Tusculum.
"I became LEED certified last year, and realized the whole Green building process is becoming more popular. Many products aren't easily available in Cincinnati, and I thought it was good timing to bring them together for people to purchase," Curless said.
Greener Stock will sell a variety of home and commercial products in a 1,200 sq. ft. space including:
- Finished countertops made from recycled glass and paper
- Bamboo plywood and flooring
- Cork and recycled rubber flooring
- Recycled content cabinetry
- Non-toxic paints and sealers
- Recycled Denim Insulation
- Rain Barrels and more
Curless originally is from South Carolina, but moved to Cincinnati with her husband, who's a native, in 2001.
In addition to retail, she and an interior contractor will also provide design, building and consulting services.
"We'll be working with homeowners, contractors and building architects," Curless said.
Initially many products will be available by special order, but the shop is located in a building where it could expand if customer demand grows, Curless said.
Greener Stock will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Writer: Feoshia Henderson
Source: Heather Curless, owner Greener Stock