For Immediate Release
Certified Herman Miller Dealer Now In Richmond, Charlottesville, and Norfolk
BALTIMORE, MD. (August 5, 2009) – American Office, a Baltimore-based contract furniture dealership, announced today that the company is expanding its business to serve three major Virginia markets – the greater Richmond region, Charlottesville and Norfolk/Hampton Roads.
The 77-year old, family-run company has over 200 employees, four sales offices and two distribution centers in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. With the expansion, American Office will add three sales offices and a distribution center in Virginia in the next year. The dealership is the largest certified distributor of Herman Miller brand products in the Mid-Atlantic and is now the dealer of record for the states of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. American Office services customers in commercial, government, healthcare and higher education sectors.
“American Office is very fortunate in these economic times to expand deeper into Virginia. Our presence in these key markets will help grow American Office from a regional leader into one of the nation’s largest furniture dealerships.” said American Office President David Kuntz, “I believe that our company culture of community involvement and customer service will allow us to quickly become part of these communities.”
Herman Miller Vice President of Dealer Distribution Paul Iles noted, “We want our Virginia customers to note that Herman Miller quality is synonymous with American Office. They have quickly mobilized and are here, on the ground, ready to serve.”
The company has obtained office space in Richmond and Norfolk and is currently seeking temporary space in Charlottesville. American Office has already hired 25 new staff members and plans to continue to expand its staff and resources to serve new and existing customers in the greater Richmond region, Charlottesville and Norfolk/Hampton Roads. The company will be opening permanent showrooms in all three cities as well as a regional distribution center in the upcoming months. American Office anticipates adding a minimum of 50 new positions in sales, design, project management and support roles.
Founded in 1932, American Office is a trusted provider of contract furniture and service to businesses and institutions in the Mid-Atlantic. Its mission is to provide the highest quality of product, exceptional service, and personalized solutions to all customers. American Office has over 200 employees, six sales offices, and two distribution centers across Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. More information about American Office can be found on www.americanoffice.com.