A valued gift from my staff
Today I received the most beautiful metal sign from some of my employees. (Pictured above) They worked together and made me this sign to thank me for my kindness and generosity. I have never seen anything quite like this gorgeous sign. When they told the gentleman that made the sign about why I named the business Red Door, he fell in love with the story. It made me want to share the story again as some of my clients don’t even know why I chose the name Red Door…. for an Edmonton Commercial Cleaning business??
Red Doors, what do they mean? The History of the Red Door:
In some cultures, a red door is a sign of welcome and hospitality.
A red front door may indicate that the homeowner is friendly and open to visitors. It is also an old early American tradition. If a family had a red front door, tired travellers travelling by horse and buggy would know that a home was a welcoming place to rest. They would be able to spend the night there, in safety.
My goal was to create a business where not only my clients, but my employees felt welcome and safe. I want my employees to feel at home when they are at work. It is also important that my clients feel safe knowing we are in their buildings. We are careful who we choose to hire. We put much time and thought into this process. They must be able to not only create this feeling but also add to it. This is important for their team mates but also for their work places and clients.
I also want to help our clients feel good about welcoming their customers into their business. Our processes and procedures are geared towards this. We work with our clients to make sure that we understand what this means to them.
Good Fortune and Prosperity
In Chinese culture, red is considered a lucky colour. A red door may be seen as a symbol of good fortune and prosperity.
This connection for me was especially important. Good luck and prosperity not only for my business but, also for the businesses that become my clients. It also means that I make sure my staff are paid well and taken care of. This will turn into committed and dedicated staff that want to work hard to always maintain a positive image of our company and the services we provide. Staff that stay and pour their time and energy into making our business shine. Then, this is what they will bring when they enter your business. Their level of attention to detail and care should reflect this goal.
In some early American communities, a red front door was believed to protect the home and its occupants from evil spirits. It was also thought to keep witches from entering the house. I don’t know about witches but, we do believe in being part of the protection of not only our staff but, also our clients. We purposefully hire individuals that will protect each other and our business, as part of the team. They then also work together to ensure that your commercial space is given the same care.
A clean and organized commercial space can translate into so many benefits that work as an overall protecting factor to that business.
In Feng Shui, a red door is thought to attract love and positive energy. It is believed to be a powerful symbol of passion and romance.
I wanted to capture this in the way we approach our work and our business relationships. Passionate! We are passionate about our staff and their well being. This fosters the ability for them to transfer this into their work. We also love what we do and it shows! We hope that you will feel the same after we have completed our work.
Thus, the meaning of the Red Door in our company name.
Karen Hudson, Owner