2017 has been a big year for Overlap.

We’ve been reflecting on our journey over the past six years – remembering our first little office above Shoppers Drug Mart in downtown Kitchener with just one desk, three chairs and a big vision to make a positive social impact in our world through our new business venture.

We’ve come a long way since those early days. This past March, Overlap moved into a new office with over  6000-square-feet to accommodate our growing team of brilliant designers.  

And this fall we had the honour of receiving the Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Business.

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When we started Overlap, we set out to see if we could do business better. And this has always meant combining strong financial growth together with a clear intention of making a positive social impact for our own people and through the work that we do. It’s great to have been recognized with a national award where Overlap ranked as one of the top three overall recipients.  

Read more about our Canadian Business Excellence Award here.

We always tell others to celebrate their successes – and this is a moment to celebrate all that we have achieved through Overlap. We couldn’t do it without the dedication of our talented team who lead and champion the power of design every single day. We are so proud to be part of this amazing group of people who give so much to Overlap. Thanks so much team!

People often ask us ‘who do you work with?’. Our response – Visionary Leaders. We want to thank all of the inspiring people who have entrusted Overlap with their toughest and most complex problems over these past six years. We are truly honoured to do the work we do and can’t tell you how much we appreciate the role that so many people have played to work with Overlap and embrace design as a new way to work.  

We look forward to what’s next. As Overlap looks to expand its presence into other communities, we will continue to grow our team and find meaningful and transformative initiatives that make the world a better place.

We have the best jobs in the world. Thank you so much for sharing in our journey!

— Brock Hart & Lisa Grogan, Overlap Co-Founders


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