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Grooms Office Environments founder dies

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Olin Grooms, founder of Grooms Office Environments, has died at the age of 87.

His obituary at does not list a cause of death. He died Sept. 22.

Grooms, who started Grooms Office Environments in 1977, sold the furniture and interior design business in 2015 to Audrey and Jonathan Garard, according to past reporting.

A Grooms Office Environments Facebook post paid homage to Grooms.

"Olin created a work environment that people did not want to leave. So many employees that started here at a young age continue to work for Grooms decades later," the post reads. "We strive every day to bring honor to him and his family name. We are proud to be called Grooms Office Environments and to carry his name and legacy forward."

Prior to starting the company, Grooms retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a lieutenant colonel, according to the Facebook post.


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