SEATTLE’S LEADING OFFICE FURNITURE DEALERSHIPS,

BANK & OFFICE INTERIORS AND BARCLAYDEAN, JOIN TOGETHER

 

SEATTLE (Nov. 2, 2012) – Bank & Office Interiors and Barclay Dean announced yesterday that they are joining together to better serve customers with combined innovative workspace solutions and products along with an enhanced level of service. The two companies unite embracing the vision of “Inspiring workspace innovation, together.”

“Both organizations’ focus has always been on providing excellent customer service,” said Tim Jones, President and CEO of Bank & Office Interiors.  “United we have a depth and breadth of skills and resources that can take our customer service to an extraordinary level.”

Tim Jones will remain President and CEO, while Bank & Office Interiors’ Jeff Rospond and Kristi Jones will join Scott Harrison and Valarie Schmidt of Barclay Dean to form the new executive leadership team. Both teams have joined goals of corporate citizenship within the community and exceeding customer service expectations.

All employee positions will be retained as a result of the companies’ uniting. The new company will continue to support its many clients throughout the region with Headquarters located in the Seattle Design Center. A new brand name and identity is set to be unveiled before January 2013.

“This new alliance is very exciting,” says Scott Harrison, CEO of Barclay Dean. “We are bringing together 140 years of experience to inspire workspace innovation and provide clients with an extraordinary experience. Together, we renew our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities in which we live and work.”

Both organizations have a strong relationship with Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office environments industry; and both excel in quality practices, each having received Steelcase Exemplary Performanceawards. The new entity will remain an authorized Steelcase dealer as the two companies come together.

About Bank & Office Interiors

Founded in 1934, Bank & Office Interiors has relationships with many local and multinational organizations creating dynamic workspaces that aid collaboration and drive productivity. The company also offers services through the Workspace Development brand like its innovative Integrated Project Delivery program. Its 130 employees provide services throughout the state of Washington with dedicated focus in the Greater Puget Sound Region and Spokane. For additional information visit: www.bankandoffice.com and www.workspacedevelopment.com.

About Barclay Dean

Barclay Dean, founded in 1949, is currently headquartered in Bellevue, WA with nearly 60 employees. Its business is focused on providing innovative workplace environments that enhance customers’ business results. The company is strongly engrained in the community through professional engagements, non-profit organization leadership and participation in company-wide volunteer projects. For additional information, visit www.barclaydean.com

Media Contact:

Kristi Jones

206.768.8000

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