RMR Solutions was expanding their offices and decided to build out the adjacent suite. Kentwood was involved in selecting all materials including paint, carpet, and furniture.
In 2012, PAL’s board decided the nonprofit needed a permanent home, as opposed to the former ball bearing factory in Midtown where it rented space. Detroit PAL raised money for a new facility on the ground of the old Tiger Stadium. Kentwood Office worked with some of their donors, such as the Detroit Lions, to re-purposed some existing furniture. Kentwood provided a value-oriented solution that was cost effective and still matched the design intent.
MadDog Technology moved its offices to the 10th floor of the Riker Building in Pontiac, Michigan. With this move, they wanted a fresh, open space and workstations to support the open floor plan. Kentwood worked directly with the end-user to help their vision of an open, clean, inspiring space come to fruition by keeping the panels low and allowing natural light and views of the city from any seat
Kentwood Office Furniture uses preowned furniture to create another environmentally-friendly office showplace at a fraction of the cost. Their ability to provide products with fresh aesthetics quickly, and cost effectively, has made them an unparalleled resource throughout the Midwest region. These products are up–to-date, support current technology, and are designed to meet each customer’s specific need. Not only do their customers benefit financially from these value oriented solutions, the environment does as well. Many of their solutions utilize 100 percent used or remanufactured furniture products. This service focuses on keeping products and components out of the landfills and into the hands of those that need it.
GO AHEAD, REUSE IT
Kentwood Office Furniture has been a frontrunner in the call to action to reduce, reuse, and recycle office furniture for over 30 years. Although many new office furniture products are made from a percentage of recycled content, remanufactured office furniture is reused – the highest form of “green”! Remanufacturing conserves energy and natural resources over new manufacturing by up to 95% and avoids the solid waste stream and air pollution caused by the new production process.
Customers look to KOF not only for environmentally friendly used product solutions, but for their ability to design a space with these used products that meets their unique needs and work processes.
“There is used product available on the market – some of it good and some of it not so good,” says Laura Hopson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kentwood Office Furniture. “The value that KOF brings to their customer base is the ability to take these used products and reconfigure or remanufacture them to fit the exact needs of their space. We offer our customers design flexibility.”
USED FURNITURE INSTALLATION
One recent example that demonstrates this valuable service is an installation for Indicon, a company based in the Detroit, Michigan area. 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.
Successful Sales professionals are passionate about the solutions they can provide, have access to exceptional projects, and can work with different budget levels. This is a great time to be in Sales for the office furniture industry in the Detroit, MI market. As the resurgence of Detroit continues, come be a part of rebuilding this amazing city!
Success at Kentwood Office Furniture comes with:
- High energy & drive
- Ability to prospect, find solutions and close deals
- Building relationships with prospective & existing customers
- Desire to determine your own income by your success
We are looking for candidates with:
- Office furniture experience, it is VERY helpful
- Related sales experience is required
- Positive attitude & confidence that you can be successful
- Desire to work in outside sales and reap the rewards of your efforts
Our Mission is to be the first choice for office furniture and interior solutions wherever work happens.
Our Promise: Working with Kentwood will be a better experience than working with anyone else. We listen and create aesthetically beautiful solutions that fit your culture, work style, and budget. On-time, complete and guaranteed.
Kentwood Office Furniture offers new, previously owned or thoughtfully remanufactured office furniture. The breadth of our products and the ability to create custom furniture helps us achieve our mission and deliver on our promise.
Come join our growing team! Your income potential is unlimited. Our Account Executives start with a training salary and then transition to a draw off commission incentive plan. When we succeed, we share in that financial success with a generous commission rate. We also have a team to support you in the sales, design, and install process. Kentwood offers great benefits and employee stock ownership. Apply today for immediate and confidential consideration.
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to HR@kentwoodoffice.com. Please include in your letter the specific position in which you have an interest, a description of your career goals, and why you are interested in a career with Kentwood Office Furniture.
Kentwood Office is an ESOP company, where we not only act like owners, we are owners! Currently we have 6 locations in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois with over 150 employees and growing. Consider joining our innovative, collaborative team and Let’s Get to Work!
Northridge Church started their furnishings search with a visit to the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. After viewing several options, they selected HON Flock and HON Motivate Seating. They liked the flexibility of HON Flock collaborative seating for individual areas within their lobby and near their bookstore. HON Motivate seating solutions proved the perfect fit for their cafe area. They communicated their desired product lines to Kentwood Office Furniture. Kentwood’s in-house designer placed these products into an efficient space plan and helped the client select colors and fabrics. Quick turnaround on the project, combined with direct ship options, had the space complete for Easter weekend services.