Business Furniture Indianapolis Merges With Everybody's Workplace Solutions of Dayton, Ohio
Business Furniture Sets Sights On Further Expansion Of Its Steelcase Dealership
Business Furniture, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and an authorized Platinum Steelcase dealer providing corporate, education and healthcare customers work environments and services, announced today they have merged with Everybody's Workplace Solutions of Dayton, Ohio. The merger is complete as of May 14, 2012 and Business Furniture will assume complete day-to-day operations immediately ensuring a smooth and seamless transition for Everybody's current and past customers.
"The expansion of our business model into Ohio is a tremendous opportunity," states Richard Oakes, Chairman of Business Furniture. "Everybody's Workplace Solutions is an award-winning Steelcase dealer and merging into a successful operating marketplace adds another entity as we grow to become a larger company in the contract furniture industry."
In June 2011, Business Furniture announced their expansion into central and upstate Illinois serving Bloomington-Normal, Springfield, Champaign-Urbana, Peoria and the Quad Cities. They opened a Collaboration Studio in Bloomington, Illinois in March of this year, and they are in the process of opening a showroom conference space in Peoria, Illinois.
"The Dayton-Springfield market is a great fit for us," says David Bratton, CEO of Business Furniture. "We will leverage our expertise and infrastructure to deliver the most comprehensive offering of contract furniture and services available in our expanding territory. Our customers will be able to depend on us to help them create innovative and harder working spaces that inspire, foster collaboration, and optimize their real estate footprint. There are many similarities between the Indiana and Illinois markets that we currently serve and the Dayton-Springfield market. We look forward to sharing our story."
For additional information visit www.businessfurniture.net.
About Business Furniture, LLC
Founded in 1922, Business Furniture is celebrating 90 years in business. Business Furniture, headquartered in Indianapolis, is the world's first Steelcase dealer and the largest contract office furniture dealer in Indiana, providing corporate, education and healthcare customers work environments and services. In June 2011, Business Furniture announced their expansion into central and upstate Illinois serving Bloomington-Normal, Springfield, Champaign-Urbana, Peoria and the Quad Cities. They opened a Collaboration Studio in Bloomington, Illinois in March 2012, and they are in the process of opening a showroom conference space in Peoria, Illinois. They were just named a Platinum Dealer by Steelcase, an honor awarded to a top few select dealers in the United States. In addition, they were recognized with awards from the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association) in 2011. Past honors include the prestigious "Founders Award" presented by Steelcase at the company's 75th anniversary. Business Furniture is an outstanding corporate citizen recognized for their support of numerous non-profits and charitable organizations in the communities where they operate. Business Furniture employs 125 associates in Indiana and Illinois, including professional positions in sales, account management, design, customer service, project management, delivery and installation.
About Steelcase, Inc.
For 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world's leading organizations — wherever work happens. Steelcase and their family of brands — including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, Details®, Nurture®, PolyVision® and Turnstone® — offer a comprehensive portfolio of furnishings, products and services designed to unlock human promise and support social, economic and environmental sustainability. They are globally accessible through a network of channels, including approximately 650 dealers. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2012 revenue of $2.75 billion.