foerstel named bicycle-friendly business

Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced 91 new Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB) from across the country, extending the program to 43 states and Washington, D.C.  Foerstel was among these new awardees joining a trendsetting group of more than 600 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
We’re in the company of many Boise-based businesses who received the honor, others include Balihoo, Boise Bicycle Project, Central District Health Dept., CSHQA, Dept. of Environmental Control, Drake Cooper, FLAVORS!, HDR, Healthwise, Idaho Power, Idaho Dept. of Water Resources, Kittelson & Assoc., Microsoft, NIFC, Oliver Russell, REI, Richardson & O’Leary, St. Luke’s, The Pursuit, Walton Works. Click here for the full list of BFB awardees.
Bicycle Friendly Businesses encourage a more bicycle-friendly atmosphere for employees and customers alike. BFBs attract and retain energized, alert and productive employees, while decreasing healthcare costs.
“Here at Foerstel we are committed to the health and wellness of our staff, and reducing our impact on the earth’s resources” said Tom Foerstel, owner.
“Biking to work has become part of the Boise culture” said Tom. “We not only encourage more bike riding we also provide secure bike parking for our employees and visitors and even have office bicycles for errands, local meetings, etc.”
To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League online at

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.

He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.

An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.

One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.