How We Got Started
In the early 1990's, Intelligent Office founder Ralph Gregory became a father. Naturally, he wanted to spend less time at the office and more time at home. At the time, Ralph was a venture capitalist and most of his work fell into the category of communications – talking on the phone, writing letters, sending e-mails and faxes – none of which required being in an office. As Ralph used his office less and less, he began to formulate this new business concept that would allow him to work from home while still tapping into services – such as receptionists and meeting space – that would present a professional image. The virtual office concept was born.
Intelligent Office opened its doors in 1995 in Boulder, Colo. The idea was simple – clients could work from home or anywhere their laptops and cell phones took them while Intelligent Office would serve as their professional office base. Intelligent Office was an immediate hit and today there are approximately 50 franchises throughout the United States and Canada.
Fifteen years later, Intelligent Office is still instrumental in helping clients achieve a work-life balance – a concept that was the foundation for Intelligent Office’s creation. The company saves clients time and money, reduces their overall workload, and affords them the ability to blend family and personal time into their professional schedules.
Intelligent Office is also passionate about helping its clients grow their business by providing flexible, affordable officing services (such as conference room/meeting space and shared office space) in beautiful, upscale facilities located at prestigious business addresses across North America. By pricing its services based on usage, Intelligent Office enables clients to present a professional front while keeping overhead low.
The company bolsters its clients’ credibility and contributes to their professional image with virtual office services, remote reception offerings and dedicated executive office space. Intelligent Office’s highly-trained staff handles everything from answering and routing telephone calls to managing schedules and providing customer service.
Intelligent Office supports the communities across North America where the company and its clients are located. It provides services that enable companies to grow and create jobs, provides support infrastructure for economic development, and facilitates networking among professionals, business people and entrepreneurs.
The Intelligent Office concept has been hugely attractive to home-based businesses and has proven to be just as popular with traditional small businesses. Small- to mid-size companies leverage Intelligent Office’s expertise in receptionist services and setting up telecommuting programs. The company also helps its clients expand into additional markets without investing in office infrastructure and high rent in new cities.