Meet Meredith Bogle & Jonathan (JP) Palmer
When an opportunity to become business partners came along, long-time friends and colleagues Meredith Bogle and Jonathan Palmer, knew it was time to take the leap together. “We both wanted independence and to be our own bosses,” says Meredith. We also wanted to take our interest in paint, home décor and renovations and make a job out of it."
Meredith says her favourite part of self-employment is the chance to be creative. “The fact that we can build it in the way we want, a style that reflects us as people, that’s what gets us excited."
Although their store has only recently opened its doors, the partners are extremely proud of the progress so far. “We started with a very dingy, unloved and uninviting space," says Meredith. “Now, we have a beautiful store that is part industrial, part urban and part old school rustic. We have put so much time into building this space.”
Meredith believes Prince George has many great aspects ranging from affordability to access to amenities. “It offers a good quality of life and the size of the town allows us to build personal relationships with an assortment of people,” says Meredith.
The duo states that they are cautiously optimistic about their new business but are inspired by the recent development of the city. “We understand that building a business takes time but we feel that over time, the business will grow and become established" explains Meredith, “There is an incredible shift in the development in downtown Prince George, which appears to be a result of entrepreneurs who believe in the community and its people. This shift has been needed for a very long time, and it will make such a difference. We need a nice downtown with unique, interesting businesses. A downtown should be the heart of every community.”
Personable. Tasteful. Creative.
Victory Paint & Mercantile is proud to offer a wide range of high-quality architectural and commercial coatings. The excellent selection of paints offered at Victory Paint & Mercantile are easy to apply and will add new life to any space at home or at work. Their experienced staff will be sure to offer inspiration and support to find the perfect product, colour and tools to suit any project.
In addition to providing customers a full line of premium Benjamin Moore products, Meredith and JP have put their own twist on their inventory, offering a variety of home decor, unique gifts and clothing. While looking for the perfect paint, don’t be surprised to find Dickies Work Wear, canvas bags or soaps made in Italy!
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