Dr. Mounir Girgius founded Greenway Biotech Inc. in 1989. After successfully serving southern California for over 20 years. He eventually decided to sell the company due to health and personal matters. At the time I (Amir Tajer) had just graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. I was very eager to begin a new chapter in my life, and I really wanted to start my own business.
Most of my family and friends thought it would be a big mistake for a 21 year old to start his own business without any real life experience. They thought I should either work for a few years or continue my education and get a master’s degree in management/business before starting on my own. However, I was done with school and I never truly had the desire or personality to work for anyone else. Ever since I was a little kid I was always dreamed of having my own business.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure what I really wanted to do, and I looked at many different types of businesses from manufacturing kit cars to a franchise restaurant. But none of them seemed to convince me. However, I knew I wanted to do something that was going to have a positive effect in the society, be fulfilling and special to me. That’s when I came across Greenway Biotech Inc., which reminded me of when my parents used to tell me growing up “The best business is the food business”.
When I joined Greenway Biotech Inc. in 2012 I didn’t know much about the industry. I used to spend hours and hours reading and learning about the agriculture and food industry. I became really interested in being able to grow your own food without any harmful chemicals available in most commercial fertilizers and pesticides.
At the time I was obese (about 300lbs) and I had High cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc. and I had been struggling with my health since the age of 14. I started exercising regularly 4-5 times a week without seeing any considerable improvement in my health. I remember growing up my mom would always try her best to raise us healthy, but I loved fast food way too much. My mom used to go jogging every day and for years she would try to get me to go with her and I never did. After talking to a nutritionist I learned that the most important factor in our health is our diet. After I began to change my diet, I lost about 80 pounds. I immediately knew being able to help others become healthier and continue being healthy was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
At that time, over 98% of our sales came from local nurseries, landscape companies, and golf courses. So we decided to change our business motto and we started selling online for the very first time after 24 years.
Once we had changed our business motto, half way through 2013 over 90% of our sales came from homeowners. Also, after many requests from our customers to carry beauty and personal care products we introduced our latest line of products including Magnesium Chloride and Epsom Salt.
Lastly, I would like to thank our loyal customers for their support and love because without them we wouldn’t be here today. With their support we’ve managed to increase our sales over 1000% in less than 4 years. We appreciate their choice of living a healthy lifestyle and caring for our environment.
Greenway Biotech, Inc.