Remanufactured Herman Miller Furnishes Expansion at a Fraction of the Cost
A 30 year old nonprofit solutions national company was looking to expand in the Indianapolis market after a recent business acquisition. They had a national furniture contract with Herman Miller at the time of the acquisition. Kentwood Office Furniture had only sold them few HON Basyx chairs, but was building a strong relationship with the buyer by getting the chairs delivered quickly and complete. The client made a visit to Kentwood’s showroom and was amazed that Kentwood could offer remanufactured Herman Miller workstations that looked and functioned like new at a fraction of the cost. After further research and discussion, the client moved forward with Kentwood Office. The winning combination of top quality product, great service and a great price made sense for their expansion and the future of their company.
Design, Products and Financing Provide Comprehensive Solution for Medical Group
A 24-physician multi-specialty group signed a long term lease to move into a medical office building at a hospital in Southfield that is undergoing a $5.9 million renovation. This new space will enable the practice to open a diagnostic and testing facility that will feature a $1.1 million fixed-unit computed tomograph, or CT, scanner. The medical group was looking to partner with a company that could pull together a comprehensive solution of design, products and financing options. Kentwood Office Furniture was able to meet their needs by providing affordable options for every area of their facility. Working side by side with the architects and general contractors enabled the team to develop a solution that represents the image that the medical group needs to portray. They were also able to stay within their budget and direct necessary financial resources toward medical equipment and other supplies.
Remanufactured Product Enhancements Create Fun, Up-To-Date Office Expansion
The expansion of an employee benefits services company resulted in the need for additional office space. Kentwood Office Furniture utilized the new enhancements to their remanufactured product offering to create a fun, up-to-date open environment. The layout provides the ideal place for employees to concentrate and get work done as well as collaborate when necessary. The 53” high panel height, topped by glass stacker sections, allows the natural light to fill the entire space.
Furniture Buyback Services Help Offset Cost of Office Renovation
A large counseling services company wanted to centralize their operations. They consolidated several offices into one newly constructed facility. Their existing furniture was a random mixture of many different products. To outfit the new space, Kentwood Office Furniture blended new and remanufactured furniture. Kentwood was able to coordinate a buyback for what the product that they no longer needed. The customer was going for a more contemporary look with a soothing color palette. The 120 degree workstations suit the open call center and allow for additional seating when needed during a busy time.
“Hands On” Approach Moves Customer In On Schedule
Company growth and increasing customer demands brought a need for a new location for a security integration company. Their current location was not meeting their needs and was no longer the “right fit” for their organization. With tight timelines for the move ahead of them, they needed furnishings fast and done right the first time. Kentwood Office was there from the beginning design to the final installation. From furniture layout, to colors, to style and functionality, Kentwood was there with a “hands on” approach that helped the customer move in on schedule with outstanding results!
Mix of Products Updates Space into Bright, Collaborative Office
A large marketing fulfillment company had added furnishings to their space over time and faced a random mix of furniture that was bland and outdated. They desired to brighten and update the office to fit their current brand. Kentwood suggested lowering the panel height and adding glass panels to allow in more natural light from the front windows. These changes also helped create a more collaborative space between the workers. The addition of color created a fun, efficient workspace that fit the company’s personality.
Steady Growth Creates Need for New, Larger Workspace for 195 Employees
A large medical billing services company had been on a steady growth pattern since the Fall of 2010 and was quickly outgrowing their current space. Kentwood Office has handled their furnishing needs for the past seven or eight years and was asked to create a plan for a new workplace which could accommodate current and future growth. Kentwood was able to utilize their existing workstations and supplement them with additional remanufactured Herman Miller stations. Kentwood Office pulled together a mix of new, used and remanufactured furniture to create an efficient, cohesive and cost-effective space.
One Stop Solution for West Side Beer Distribution’s Remodel
West Side Beer wanted to upgrade their space by remodeling their Customer Service and Sign Making rooms. An unsatisfactory experience with a previous dealer led them to search for a new partner for this project. Kentwood Office and West Side Beer worked closely throughout the design phase to create an attractive, functional new space. Kentwood was able to provide the furniture the client desired, meet all the client’s deadlines, and was also able to offer them trade-in credit for the used furniture they no longer needed.
Stunning New Space l Hand and Plastic Surgery Centre
Hand and Plastic Surgery Centre was moving from their old location into a new construction space. Their goal was to create a more upscale image, as well as, address different storage and functional needs based on the services they provide. A customer referral from a company in their building led them to contact Kentwood Office Furniture to start the process. Kentwood met with the client to better understand their needs and created a plan for the new space. Kentwood combined a variety of products to create a customized plan that fit the client’s style and budget needs.
The Rapid Looks to the Future with Completed Operations Center
The Rapid had been growing steadily since its start in 2000. They required an updated and expanded space which could support current and future growth. That is just what they got with the new Wealthy Street Operations Center. The center is a LEED certified building which uses natural light to illuminate much of the building. Bus washes have water reclaim systems and the building will collect rainwater to further reduce water consumption. Solar collectors will help heat the water the facility uses, compact rooftop wind turbines will provide much of the energy needed to operate the center, and the building materials are primarily durable/recycled.
Architectural Walls Create a Functional Shared Space for Spectrum Health
Spectrum was moving their Neuro Rehab and Home Care departments from their current building to the nearby Visiting Nurse facility. Not only were they on a limited budget, but they needed to find a creative way to create private office space in the open lobby area. Kentwood utilized TrendWall products to create enclosed architectural walled offices. A blend of remanufactured and new products for the working areas created a functional blend for departments that worked for everyone involved.
Kentwood Office Furniture Continues to Raise the Bar in the Used Office Furniture Arena
Indicon was challenged with trying to create an aesthetically pleasing innovative space as they moved their headquarters to a new facility. To make the most of every dollar spent, they began this process by searching for used office systems. Kentwood Office Furniture was able to meet their needs by creating a space with used Herman Miller products - including floor-to-ceiling wall product. Indicon’s willingness to explore used products brought about an affordable, sustainable workplace that meets their unique needs and work processes.
Furniture Plan Makes Continued Expansion Easy for Ross
Ross Medical Center offers healthcare training for individuals looking to move into the Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration and Dental Assistant career fields. As the need for trained staff continues to grow, the school continues to expand. Ross was looking for a furniture partner that would be able to meet their expansion needs and service them throughout the country. Kentwood Office Furniture created a set of standard furniture specifications that easily adapt to the needs of each unique location. The dedicated sales and and installation team work closely with Ross to ensure that each project runs smoothly and that each location can get up and running on time and on budget.
Medbio Finds Product Mix a Perfect Fit
Medbio’s continued company growth led them to acquire a new, larger space. They needed to furnish the space without breaking the bank. Kentwood Office Furniture had outfitted several spaces for them in the past and was ready to assist. Kentwood Office suggested a mix of new and remanufactured products to meet the customer’s goals. Remanufactured Herman MIller workstations provided huge savings for Medbio. Medbio’s new workspace is beautiful, functional and cost-effective – the perfect combination for a growing business!
Michigan Veterinary Specialists Expand to Grand Rapids
Considered among the nation’s premier veterinary specialty and emergency health care centers, Michigan Veterinary Specialists delivers comprehensive veterinary emergency and specialty care 24-hours a day, seven days a week. MVS originated in Southfield, Michigan, added a pet hospital in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and was ready to expand into Grand Rapids, Michigan. They turned to Kentwood Office Furniture to help them furnish a space that would be both beautiful and comfortable for the animals and their owners. For the large waiting areas, Kentwood suggested National Eloquence, which would provide a warm and inviting look while providing this high traffic area the durability and strength it required. MVS now has a new space that allows them to focus on providing extraordinary, loving care to each and every pet that visits.
Linamar Expands into Beautiful, Cohesive New Space
Linamar was bursting at the seams on their current space, and determined it was time to expand onto an additional floor of their building. They invited several dealers to bid the project, as they were no longer happy with their current supplier. Kentwood previously furnished their Livonia, Michigan location. In addition to competitive pricing, Kentwood offered to provide professional, complimentary, all-inclusive design services to ensure that the new space was coordinated from top to bottom. Kentwood assisted the customer with several visits to the Global Showroom to give employees input on the product selection for their space. All delivery and installation services were scheduled to meet Linamar’s time restrictions. The result is a beautiful, cohesive new space for Linamar.
Merger Brings New, Expanded Space for Pathology Laboratory
A merger between Pathology Laboratory and Kent Pathology required combining both exisiting facilities into one larger space. This presented the opportunity to create a new, better space for everyone. Pathology Laboratory has been a customer of Kentwood Office Furniture for the past 8 years. In that time, Kentwood has consistently met their design needs and their budget. Pathology Laboratory turned to Kentwood to make the most of their new space. Kentwood was familiar with their special requirements, and utilized remanufactured Herman Miller stations to design a fitting layout at a great price.
Creative Custom Table Provides the Perfect Solution for CAMP
Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP) needed a very large 24 foot by 5 foot conference table for frequent meetings with a large number of people They were struggling to find a table that met their needs, but also met their limited budget. They also needed to ensure that the table had a large number of power/data modules. Kentwood Office suggested a custom fabrication table. Kentwood constructed a 2 piece laminate table with 1 3/4″ built up edges. They bases were designed with wire management and wire access. Power unit openings were factory cut to fit Byrne Electrical 8 position MHO aluminum electrical/data units. The table included 24 electrical outlets, 24 CAT5 data outlets, VGA and HDMI ports. The end result was a beautiful table at the right price that fit the customer’s requirements.
First Major Office Furniture Purchase for Kawasaki
Kawasaki was facing their first major office furniture purchase and needed a dealer that would guide them through the process. Kentwood Office Furniture was able to break the process down into manageable steps and help them feel comfortable with each decision they faced. A blend of new seating, casegoods, and tables, with remanufactured Herman Miller AO2 workstations, provided the optimal solution at the right budget.
Turn-Key Transformation Provides 40% Savings for HH Barnum
HH Barnum was looking to give it’s office a facelift. This overhaul needed to include options for re-doing their Steelcase Series 9000 workstations, as well as, the carpet throughout their facility. For the furniture, the team considered purchasing all new furniture or remanufactured products. Kentwood partnered with RD Weis, a floor covering company, to provide the customer with a turn-key solution. The solution was an option that the customer had not considered – refacing their Series 9000 panels and installing new carpet WITHOUT a complete dismantle of their existing workstations. The existing workstations were raised off the floor, old carpet was pulled up and new carpet installed. For the workstations, all of the panel skins were taken off, reupholstered with new fabric, and reinstalled. The space looks completely redone, and the company realized a 40% savings over the purchase of a new furniture solution.
Continual Campus Expansion Fuels Long-Term Partnership
In recent years, Albion’s main campus has expanded so that it now includes more than 30 major buildings. Kentwood Office has worked hand in hand with Albion to create an environment that enhances students’ learning and interaction. Kentwood Office Furniture has been a constant partner throughout these changes. KOF has furnished various spaces around the ever-expanding campus over the past twenty years, including: lobbies, common areas, classrooms, and auditoriums.
High Profile Space Requires New Contemporary Look
Advanced Sales was moving from the top floor of their building to a high-exposure main floor suite and needed to update their furniture with a clean, modern look. They visited Kentwood Office Furniture’s showroom and were immediately drawn to the Global Zira product. They visited other showrooms, but decided that Zira provided the look they had in mind. Kentwood Office Furniture came up with a workable solution in a short period of time and helped make their contemporary workspace vision a reality.
Teamwork Creates Beautiful New Space for Makower Abbate
Makower was facing the daunting task of purchasing, renovating, decorating and furnishing an office space within a 3 month time frame. Kentwood was introduced through a referral and was selected over competitors based on price and customer service.Kentwood provided steady, patient and creative support as Makower struggled with time lines, research, design and purchase decisions. Kentwood outfitted the space with a selection of new and used office furniture that met the customer’s design, time and budget requirements.
Agility Health Makes a Seamless Transition to a New Space
Agility Health was planning to recover their existing Haworth workstations for the new space, but Kentwood suggested turning those in for a credit and outfitting the space with remanufactured Herman Miller workstations. This decision saved Agility Health both time and money in the move. Agility Health incurred very little down time and enjoyed a nearly seamless transition to the new space.
Metalsa Converts Open Area into Efficient Office Space
Metalsa needed to convert some showroom space into functional office space for 27 new employees. Another dealer did the original install when Metalsa first moved into the building last year, but their quote for this project came back too high. Metalsa found Kentwood Office on the internet and asked them to quote the project. Metalsa was pleased with the layout and pricing Kentwood proposed and selected them for the job.
Productive, Collaborative New Space for Lean Logistics
Lean Logistics, the global leader for innovation transportation solutions, was experiencing rapid growth. The company wanted to bring all of its employees under one roof. The new 50,000 sq ft space with furniture from Kentwood Office would do just that. Kentwood had worked with Lean Logistics in the past and was awarded the project based on the affordable product mix, superior customer service, and excellent results. The Kentwood design team developed a product layout that met the diverse needs of the employees and increased teamwork and flexibility.
Rapid Growth Fuels New Space for Ubistor Chicago
Ubistor’s rapid growth facilitated the need for a larger space in Chicago. Kentwood suggested a
mix of new casegoods and remanufactured Herman Miller stations for the Chicago area business. Ubistor Chicago is receiving rave reviews from visitors on their new space.
Creative Solution for OAD Orthopaedics Chicago
OAD Chicago needed a creative way to add more desk space to a nurse area that was already bursting at the seams. Kentwood utilized Global Divide and custom engineered slide-outs for an outside the box solution that fit the bill.
Creating a Special School for Special Needs in Grand Rapids
Pine Grove, a new KISD facility, promises to ease problems with a state-of-the-art school closer to the growing population. Kentwood Office Furniture outfitted Pine Grove with contemporary, user-friendly furnishings perfect for their new learning environment.
Another Expansion for Computer Resource Solutions Chicago
Computer Resource Solutions Chicago was doubling in size with the addition of CRS Professional. Kentwood Office Furniture Chicago selected a range of casegoods, tables and seating which created a professional, unified appearance and let CRS focus on their business.
Marketing Department Becomes Best Dressed on Campus
Lansing Community College’s Marketing Department wanted to “wow” their clients when they came to visit and their current furniture didn’t fit the bill. Kentwood suggested a floor to ceiling option which gives the space a very modern look with a combination of glass, steel and laminate. The remaining furnishings build off and complete this modern look. The end result gives them the “wow” effect they were hoping for. The Marketing Department is now described as the best dressed on campus.
Sleek, Open Workspace for ElringKlinger
The automotive supplier was relocating to Livonia, MIchigan and needed a creative layout with maximum density for their new Detroit space. Kentwood suggested remanufactured stations with 120 degree planning. This layout achieved the combination of privacy and collaboration that they were looking for. Kentwood’s newly furnished design center in their Detroit, Michigan showroom proved to be a great asset to ElringKlinger’s furniture committee who was after a wide range of finish options.
New Community Center is a Great Resource
The township wanted to maximize the amenities of the public spaces and therefore was on a limited furniture budget. Kentwood Office Furinture’s sales and design team created a unique solution for the offices that blended new, used and remanufactured office furniture. Kentwood Office came in below budget, allowing Byron Township to add ergonomic tools and additional filing to the project. Byron Township is receiving excellent feedback on the space from it’s constituents.
Contemporary Student Commons for Christ Community Church
The Chicago area church was looking to set up a student ministries area that would attract students and their peers. The idea is to have this area staffed most days for programs, but also for a supervised place to hang out after school. Kentwood Office Furniture Chicago has worked on numerous projects with this church over the past 20 years. Paul Wonsek and Associates out of Marietta, Georgia was the designer and they have worked with Kentwood Office Furniture Chicago in past projects with the church.
Savvy Home for Karpata Instore Service
Karpata Instore Service had a desire to update their corporate image and provide a better facility for their clients. These issues, and a need for additional space, prompted the move to a new facility. Kentwood was able to present product solutions that fit both Karpata’s aesthetic and budget requirements, working closely with the customer, Kentwood’s team created a unique modern space that captured their business persona.
New Headquarters for Northpointe Bank
An existing relationship between Northpointe Bank and Kentwood Office Furniture prompted the recent collaboration to furnish Northpointe’s new headquarters. Northpointe was experiencing rapid growth when the right parcel of land became available and the decision was made to construct a new facility to serve as their headquarters. Kentwood and a local designer helped transition them to the new space with furnishings that created the look they wanted within budget.
Brand New Office Space for SKD Automotive Group
SKD Automotive Group was on a tight schedule to move into a new building. Kentwood had previously furnished their corporate office in Troy, Michigan and was invited to bid on this project. Kentwood suggested a wide selection of Trendway office furniture to fit SKD’s needs. Kentwood presented the most favorable product and price solutions for this project, as well as, the ability to meet the stringent time requirements.