October 8th, 2015 by
Grand 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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Application: Reception, Private Office, Classroom, Art Room, Music Room, Commons Area
Products: Fleetwood, Remanufactured Herman Miller Systems, Russwood Library Furniture, HON, Trendway
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.
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!
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..
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.
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.
August 8th, 2014 by
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
July 17th, 2014 by
A 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.
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
June 19th, 2014 by
A 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
January 16th, 2014 by
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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December 18th, 2013 by
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.
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.
November 7th, 2013 by
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 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
October 1st, 2013 by
Kentwood 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.
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!
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.