GSky Plant Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of vertical green walls in North America.
- Installed 4x more square footage than any other Green Wall company
- Completed 4 of the 5 largest projects in North America
GSky was founded in 2004, when Chad Sichello had returned from two years in Tokyo where he had worked in the green roofing industry. Having worked with and around the numerous “greening” initiatives in Japan, he was exposed to hundreds of new emerging technologies. Among those were the green wall and roof systems developed by GSky’s now-distributors. Armed with market statistics showing the explosive growth of the green technology sector in North America, Chad negotiated the exclusive US and Canadian rights to their Wall and Roof systems and brought them home.
Chad immediately set up shop in Vancouver and soon after became first-to-market in North America with the foremost Green Wall and Roof technology from Asia. As interest in GSky grew rapidly, the company moved into a 5,000 square foot warehouse to oversee the production and assembly of the various parts for both the Wall and Roof products. Additionally, 65,000 square feet of nursery was assumed to grow plants for the Green Walls. In 2006, the first grown gPro Green Wall Panel System was installed on Busby, Perkins + Will Architects head office.
In late 2007, Hal Thorne and an investor group joined the company, and due to the increase in gPro Green Wall Panel System demand, the primary focus turned to green walls. In 2011, a new product was added to GSky’s offerings called the gVersa Green Wall Tray System, which allows for versatile plant designs in indoor offices. Since then, GSky has installed nearly 50 North American green walls, which can be found on the Vancouver Airport, Starbucks, Whole Foods, Microsoft offices, Disney World, W Hotels, Duke University, Starwood Hotels, and Longwood Gardens.
At GSky, being a responsible corporate citizen is core foundation of our company. GSky employs a triple-bottom line full-cost accounting approach that makes us responsible not only for net profits, but also for our net ecological and sociological footprints as well. GSky is committed to making a positive contribution.
GSky endeavors to enrich people’s lives and improve the quality of the urban environment by integrating plants into spaces in which we live, work and play.
- We strive to make plant systems more accessible and functional in urban environments.
- We openly communicate and deal honestly and fairly with our employees, customers, suppliers, contractors, business associates and shareholders.
- We advertize and sell our products vigorously and without misrepresentation.
- We provide timely service and support for the systems we sell.
- We aim to have a net positive impact on the environment in all we do.
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