Tellus360 Owner Named to Top 50 Irish-American Small Business List

LANCASTER, May 2, 2013 – The Irish Echo newspaper recognizes Joe Devoy, owner of Tellus360, as one of the top 50 Irish-American small business owners in the country. Devoy received the Irish Small Business 50 “Business Excellence Award” at a gala dinner on April 12 at The Manhattan Club at Rosie O’Grady’s in New York along with 49 other Irish-American business owners and entrepreneurs.

A native of County Waterford in Ireland, Devoy came to the United States on a soccer scholarship at Merchyhurst University in Erie, PA, in the late 1980s. In addition to his ownership of Tellus360 – a retail store, community hub and arts/music venue specializing in reclaimed wood, upcycled, recycled and environmentally friendly gifts – Devoy is the president of Maryland-based ARA Construction Corporation.

With Tellus360, Devoy aims to promote a simple, low-waste, sustainable lifestyle. In addition, he has led the charge to support international nonprofit agencies like Saprinu, an organization working to provide education and job opportunities to rural Nepal, and the Duffy’s Cut initiative.

About Tellus360

Tellus360 is a shiny new concept bringing economical and sustainable solutions to all aspects of living. We focus on the end use of domestic and commercial applications, giving people the unique option to be more environmentally responsible when designing the aesthetic and functional landscape of their homes and offices. Whether it’s reclaimed wood furniture, roof-top solar hot water panel systems, green roofs, or eco-friendly home decor, we at Tellus360 are doing our bit and trying to help others do theirs.

About Irish Echo

IRISH ECHO is the largest circulation Irish American weekly newspaper, with a 50-state subscription base. Founded in 1928, the national tabloid is on newsstands in major American cities every Wednesday.

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Mike McMonagle