Trellus is a Long Island startup providing same-day delivery services for LI merchants, often in two hours or less, utilizing an extremely affordable, rideshare-like service model. The business was profiled by LongIsland.com, in a story published Nov. 12, 2021.
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by Chris Boyle
Trellus is an exciting new concept that is destined to be a significant boon to Long Island businesses; a startup launched earlier this year, they provide same-day delivery services for local merchants – often in two hours or less – utilizing an extremely affordable, rideshare-like service model that is as unique as it is effective.
Trellus CEO, co-founder and partner Adam Haber had previously been employed as the head of Economic Development for the Town of Hempstead In 2019. While there, he was introduced to Brian Berkery – now Trellus COO, co-founder and partner – and soon the two realized that they were extraordinarily like-minded in their ideas when it comes to supporting local businesses.
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“I had this idea for a long time…I came up with this idea when I took my son to college in 2016, and I noticed how sterile North Carolina was, with a lot of big chain stores, a lot of fast food franchises,” Adam said. “There was none of the Long Island small business feel, where you know your community and the store you go to knows your name, what food or clothes you like, and I vowed never to live in a community like that.”
One day, Adam took Brian out to lunch and shared his idea for what would one day become Trellus.
“We started jawboning about this idea that I had, and Brian thought it was an amazing idea,” Adam said. “And Brian, being the entrepreneur he is, said ‘Let’s do this.’”
The first thing Brian and Adam did was bring on 3rd partner, JR Jensen, who has extensive experience as a creative director, building web platforms and working with small businesses and outdoor recreation organizations. The founding team was now ready, launching the company in early 2021.