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Grand Rapids Christian Welcomes Students to Renovated Facility

October 8th, 2015 by

News_imagesGrand Rapids Christian Middle School purchased an existing vacant school building to accommodate an anticipated 430 students in grades five through eight.  They purchased the building with a vision to update the existing footprint into a flexible learning environment that would be more conducive to today’s instructional practices.  It was essential for the renovated building to include several common areas that would be used for a variety of instructional and social purposes.  With a focus on the future, spaces were created that the school could grow into as enrollment continues to increase.  Kentwood Office Furniture worked with the school system to outfit the new space with furnishings that would complement the vision.  Kentwood Office was chosen as the exclusive furniture vendor for this project based on a previous strong performance in the high school furniture installation.  Staff and students alike are pleased with the space and are excited to continue their educational journey in the newly renovated building.

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Project Details

Industry: Education

Application: Reception, Private Office, Classroom, Art Room, Music Room, Commons Area

Products: Fleetwood, Remanufactured Herman Miller Systems, Russwood Library Furniture, HON, Trendway


Kentwood Office Participates in A Day on the Green 2015

May 18th, 2015 by
goodwill_GRCHSgolf2015Kentwood Office Furniture enjoys a day on the course as a sponsor of A Day on the Green 2015.  A Day on the Green, an annual golf outing benefiting Ada Christian School and Grand Rapids Christian Schools, raises much-needed funds for financial aid to ensure that these schools remain accessible to all families who desire a Christian education for their children. Through A Day on the Green many have the opportunity to assist families in need and target your gift to the school of your choice. – See more at: http://www.grcs.org/NetCommunity/A-Day-on-the-Green-2015#sthash.SgOKVnff.dpuf

Kentwood Office Furniture Adds Project Coordinator

April 7th, 2015 by

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — April 7, 2015 — Kentwood Office Furniture announced that Hilliary Edwards has joined Kentwood Office Furniture as Project Coordinator / Sales Administrator in the Grand Rapids office.  Edwards received a BA in Advertising from Michigan State University.  She comes to Kentwood Office Furniture from Townsquare Media where she served as Account Manager.


Thank You For Supporting Salvation Army Angel Tree

December 18th, 2014 by

Kentwood Office Furniture would like to thank our employees, customers, and the many community members who donated to the Salvation Army Angel Tree toy drive. Many children will be blessed by this generosity!  Kentwood Office Furniture pitted employees against one another in a fun change war competition this year with all proceeds being used to purchase additional toys.  Merry Christmas!

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Pleune Shares Holiday Spirit with Children in Need

December 9th, 2014 by

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Toy Drive encourages people to share the true meaning of the holiday season by helping children in need throughout West Michigan. With many families facing economic hardships, times can be tight during the holidays. The goal of the toy drive is to reach 25,000 local children by collecting toys to brighten their holiday season..

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Pleune Service Company, a customer of Kentwood Office Furniture, took that challenge to heart this year.  Their employees collected 120 toys to donate to the effort.  They delivered the toys to Kentwood Office Furniture this week and placed them under the tree.

Kentwood Office Furniture is collecting toys through December 16.  If you would like more information on the Angel Tree Toy Drive, click here.


Design Services Create Space Poised for Efficiency and Future Growth

September 30th, 2014 by

Office Furniture InstallationA health care technology company was experiencing steady growth and needed to find a larger facility to support that growth. They selected a location and were faced with the task of furnishing the space. Through a series of productive pre-design meetings, Kentwood Office was able, in partnership with the client, to design the perfect environment to support current business and future growth. Kentwood Office helped organize critical path schedules that would keep construction and interior furnishings moving forward in concert. This helped the project to be installed on time and within budget. Kentwood staff monitored all aspects of the installation which allowed their management to focus on the transitioning of personnel and process to its new environment.

Project Details

Industry: Health Care Technology
Application: Open Office, Private Office, Conference Room, Collaboration Space
Products: Remanufactured Herman Miller Workstations, HON 10500 Casegoods, HON Preside Tables, HON Ignition Seating, National WaveWorks Casegoods, Metalworks Cayenne Filing, Great Openings Pedestals, Kentwood Office Custom Tables, Kentwood Office Custom Markerboards

 


Kentwood Office Furniture Pleased to be 2014 Goodwill Award Recipient

September 23rd, 2014 by

Kentwood Office Furniture is pleased to be honored as the 2014 Goodwill Industries Legacy Partner Award Recipient.  Kentwood Office Furniture has helped cultivate change for individuals and our communities through the power of work.  For decades, Art Hasse, President and CEO of Kentwood Office Furniture, and his entire team have invested in Goodwill through employee volunteering, financial contributions, donation initiatives and the hiring of Goodwill program participants.

Kentwood Office Furniture is honored to be the inaugural recipient of the Legacy award and looks forward to continuing to play a positive role in Goodwill’s mission.


Join Team Kentwood for the Grand Rapids Heart Walk!

August 8th, 2014 by

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Kentwood Office Furniture is proud to be participating in the 2014 Grand Rapids Heart Walk.  The Heart Walk is a fun family and corporate event with 1- and 2-mile walk routes celebrating success, inspiring change and creating hope for West Michigan in the work to build lives free of cardiovascular disease.  This is a wonderful opportunity to join together in the fight against the No. 1 killer of men and women in West Michigan and the nation.

The Heart Walk is on Saturday, October 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids. For additional information, please visit  www.GrandRapidsHeartWalk.org

 


Company Expansion Brings Opportunity for Beautiful, Functional New Office Space

July 17th, 2014 by

News_imageA local mechanical contractor was expanding their facilities and needed office furniture to outfit the new construction. The client received bids from several area office furniture dealerships.  Kentwood Office Furniture was able to provide an office plan that included an affordable mix of products in this competitive bid situation.  Kentwood provided timely service and worked with the customer efficiently through the design process. Kentwood was able to provide custom casegoods for the conference room that met the customer’s design, functionality and budget needs. The new facility features a portfolio of coordinating products, that not only look aesthetically pleasing, but also enable the customer to get the most out of their new space.

Project Details

Industry: Mechanical Contractor

Application: Conference Room, Break Room, Private Office

Products:  HON Voi Casegoods, HON Motivate Seating, HON basyx Seating, National Waveworks Table, National Aurora Seating


New Comprehensive Space Designed to Serve the Community’s Health Needs

June 19th, 2014 by

metro_newspostA local health care organization was looking to improve their community health care program. To do so, they needed to move from their current location to a new building that was better located and had more space. To complete their health care offerings, they partnered with a dental clinic and a mental health counseling service. While they had some furniture pieces that could be reused, they needed to replace many old, worn out and mismatched pieces. Kentwood Office worked with the client to create a cohesive design and efficient space plan. Kentwood suggested remanufactured Herman Miller stations to outfit the space with functional, up to date stations to house staff and residents in training. The use of glass stackers kept the space open and full of natural light. Trendway TrendWall was the perfect floor-to-ceiling application to create additional private offices that could easily adjust with future changing needs.

Project Details

Industry: Health Care
Application: Reception / Waiting Room, Open Office, Conference Room, Private Office, Break Room, Exam Room
Products: Remanufactured Herman Miller AO2 Workstations, HON Ignition Seating, National Swift Tables, National Eloquence Seating, Global Duet Seating, Safco Sassy Seating, Great Openings Filing & Storage, Trendway TrendWall


Kentwood Office Furniture adds Showroom Manager

April 17th, 2014 by

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan —April 17, 2014 — Kentwood Office Furniture announced that Evelyn Parnell has joined Kentwood Office Furniture as Inside Sales / Showroom Manager in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office. Parnell comes to Kentwood Office Furniture from G.A. Richards Furniture Manufacturing where she served as Contract Document Specialist.


Kentwood Office Employees Participate in National Walking Day

April 2nd, 2014 by

April 2, 2014 is the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day.

On this day, Americans are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. It’s a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to get your family, friends and co-workers started on a healthier way of life.

Kentwood Office Furniture employees laced up their sneakers and enjoyed some fresh air and exercise this afternoon.

Visit MyHeartMyLife.org to learn more about leading an active, heart-healthy lifestyle.

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Kentwood Office Furniture Adds Order Fulfillment Manager

February 4th, 2014 by

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — February 4, 2014 — Kentwood Office Furniture announced that Michelle Louters has joined Kentwood Office Furniture as Order Fulfillment Manager in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office.  Louters received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Calvin College. She comes to Kentwood Office Furniture from VanerumStelter where she served as Supply Chain Manager.

 


Kentwood Office Furniture Expands Capabilities with Purchase of Worksurface Manufacturer

January 16th, 2014 by

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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — January 9, 2014
  – Kentwood Office Furniture (KOF) announces today the purchase of worksurface manufacturer Brys Industries, a full service supplier of engineered wood products and components. Brys Industries, established in 2003, has a great reputation around the industry for producing high quality products. The transaction was finalized in late December, and announced internally to all KOF employees last week. Brys Industries, now KOF Wood Solutions, will continue to manufacture laminate worksurfaces and other related products out of its current 36th street facility.

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Kentwood Office Furniture Hosts WMSBF Community Solar Town Hall Meeting

December 18th, 2013 by

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West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum presented a luncheon program examining the feasibility of community solar and similar solar energy initiatives in West Michigan on Monday, December 9, at Kentwood Office Furniture from 12 to 2 pm. Featured speakers included David Konkle, Energy Programs Director for the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, and Haris Alibasic, Director of the City of Grand Rapids Office of Energy and Sustainability.

One of the Midwest’s most accomplished renewable energy advocates, Konkle was the lead author of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association’s Community Solar Guidebook for Michigan, a partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. He shared various models available for community solar in Michigan and outlined some potential plans for how the business community could lead such an initiative. Alibasic shared a concept for redeveloping the Butterworth landfill in Grand Rapids as a solar energy field. The meeting concluded with a town hall on community solar featuring Konkle and representatives of the WMSBF Energy Committee and the Michigan Alternative & Renewable Energy Center at Grand Valley State University.

Konkle retired from the City of Ann Arbor in 2008 and is currently the Energy Programs Director for the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority. He has made a lifelong commitment to educating people on energy issues and the importance of combating climate change and preparing for the end of the fossil fuel age. A nationally known speaker, Konkle has presented at national meetings of the US Department of Energy, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Dept of Agriculture, the American Planning Association, the US Green Building Council and numerous others. Among many other honors, he was awarded the EPA’s “Climate Protection Award” for individual achievement in Washington DC on Earth Day 2003.


Thank You For Helping Brighten the Holiday Season!

December 18th, 2013 by

Kentwood Office Furniture offers much thanks to all those who participated in the Angel Tree Toy Drive.  Our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom was brightened with a variety of toys of gift cards for those in need. Thank you for sharing the true meaning of the holiday season by helping us collect toys for local West Michigan children. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Angel Tree Toy Drive 2013


Kentwood Office Furniture Grand Rapids is Proud to Support Angel Tree

November 7th, 2013 by

Angel Tree Drop Off LocationShare the true meaning of the holiday season by helping children in need throughout West Michigan. With many families facing economic hardships, times can be tight during the holidays. The goal of the toy drive is to reach 25,000 children by collecting toys to brighten local children’s holiday season.

From November 15th through December 17, Kentwood Office Furniture in Grand Rapids will display a holiday tree decorated with Angel Tree tags that represent a child or teenager who might not otherwise receive any gifts this holiday season.

How can you help? Stop in and select a tag from the tree, purchase an age appropriate gift, return the unwrapped gift and attached tag to Kentwood Office Furniture.  The Salvation army will distribute all donated gifts to local children who qualify.

Please help us brighten the holidays for those in need!

See this Holiday Gift Guide for gift suggestions for each age group


Kentwood Office Furniture Joins in on President Gerald R. Ford’s Centennial Celebration

October 1st, 2013 by

Ford Centennial Charity Golf OutingKentwood Office Furniture was proud to support a great charity by partaking in the “Conversation with Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus” event.  The event was held in Grand Rapids and raised funds for the development of curriculum for the new Student Learning Center at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

 


Kentwood Office Furniture Participates in IIDA ArtPrize Scavenger Hunt

October 1st, 2013 by

A team of Kentwood Office Furniture employees explored ArtPrize in a fun way on Thursday, September 26, 2013.  Michigan IIDA hosted an ArtPrize scavenger hunt again this year – and it was bigger and better than before!  A variety of local teams spent the evening on a scavenger hunt throughout ArtPrize to battle it out for prizes and bragging rights!

ArtPrize IIDA Scavenger Hunt 2013

ArtPrize IIDA Scavenger Hunt 2013

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Kentwood Office Furniture Adds Inventory Manager

September 3rd, 2013 by

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — September 3, 2013 — Kentwood Office Furniture announced that Greg VanKoevering has joined Kentwood Office Furniture as Inventory Manager in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office.  VanKoevering comes to Kentwood Office Furniture from Excel Office Interiors where he served as Warehouse Manager.