Evergreen Business College
This morning Joe Trieu will discuss their family's business, Evergreen Beauty College. Joe will share the success and growth of Evergreen Beauty College, first under the leadership of his parents and since 2010, under his leadership as President.
Joe is grateful for the opportunity the United States afforded his parents after they fled South Vietnam in 1975 on rafts as Saigon fell. They were rescued by U.S. military ships, rebuilt their lives in America, and later founded the school Trieu now runs with three of his siblings. "If it wasn’t for the U.S. saving my parents at sea, we would not be here,” Trieu said of Everett-based EBC, which his mother, Thi, and father, Hoa, founded in Lynnwood in 1996 after purchasing what was then the single-site Evergreen Beauty & Barber College.
Joe Trieu is President of Evergreen Beauty College. He specializes in company and school culture, sales and operations. He has used his sales skills to grow the student salon, offering greater opportunities for future professionals to begin building their business while still in school so that graduates can begin reaping their return on investment sooner. Under Joe’s leadership along with his sister and 2 brothers, they have taken their parents’ business from 6 employees to now the largest beauty school group in Washington State with 7 college campuses and nearly 1500 active students each year.
Since 2010 as president, Joe has: led Evergreen to its first National competition; had over 15 International top 3 finishes in the Business Student of the Year Competition; and been recognized by Modern Salon Magazine and as Family Business of the Year by Seattle Business Magazine. Joe’s major at the University of Washington, Foster School of Business, was Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Joe has received the Outstanding Performance Award, Human Relations Award & the Highest Award for Achievement from the Dale Carnegie Center of Excellence. Most recently, he was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the top 40 business leaders under the age of 40. Previously, Joe worked in pharmaceuticals at Alcon Labs, where he was a top 10 salesperson.
At Evergreen Beauty College, Joe’s purpose is to create a supportive environment where an individual can discover their self-worth, dignity and hope for their future. With this mission, Evergreen Beauty College has been recognized as one of the “Top Places to Work” for 8 years in a row.
Joe is married to Tami and they have 5 children.