BANK & OFFICE, BARCLAYDEAN JOIN AS OPENSQUARE
Premier Seattle Office Furniture Dealership Announces New Brand Name

SEATTLE – August 13, 2013 – Bank & Office Interiors and BarclayDean Environments are pleased to announce their new official business name, OpenSquare, and company slogan, “Your workspace. Your workstyle.”

OpenSquare offers integrated services, inspired workplace solutions and high-quality office furniture supporting diverse workstyles for a wide variety of businesses across the Pacific Northwest.
The new name was selected to signify advancement beyond the cube with a focus on exceeding client expectations.

The words convey the following:

Open
  • Open-minded support of a variety of clients and workstyles
  • Opening up an array of possibilities for innovative workspaces
  • Open dialogue by sharing new ideas and solutions for the future
Square
  • A foundational shape in architecture and art, opens to innovation
  • A town square symbolizes engagement and collaboration within the community
  • “Squared” represents the exponential value of providing extraordinary client experiences

The top two commercial furnishing dealerships, Bank & Office Interiors and BarclayDean Environments, united in November 2012. The company’s official brand launched as OpenSquare on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

The companies’ combined leadership and workforce remain intact. Tim Jones will remain President and CEO, while Bank & Office Interiors’ Jeff Rospond and Kristi Jones, are joined by Scott Harrison and Valarie Schmidt of BarclayDean, as the executive leadership team of OpenSquare.

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

“This new alliance is very exciting,” said Scott Harrison, OpenSquare Executive Director. “We are bringing together 140 years of expertise 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.”

As a proud Steelcase Platinum Partner, OpenSquare engages Steelcase, customers and the community, to deliver exceptional value to the people and places they touch. Through Steelcase’s state-of-the-art products, vast research and knowledge about work environments and the ways people work, OpenSquare is armed with the tools to deliver extraordinary client experiences. OpenSquare establishes the highest industry standards for quality and performance in the Pacific Northwest.

About Bank & Office Interiors
Established in 1934, Bank & Office Interiors (B&OI) has grown to be the largest full-service office furnishings dealership in the region, providing innovative workspace solutions and office furnishings while maintaining a firm commitment to sustainability and community. B&OI cultivates a longstanding, integrated relationship with Steelcase, its primary manufacturer, which supports the vision of serving as a dynamic provider of effective space solutions.

About BarclayDean Environments
Since 1949, BarclayDean Environments has delivered quality office furniture and services founded on a value-centric corporate philosophy that includes good corporate citizenship, protecting the environment and supporting the Pacific Northwest business community. The company’s founder set out with a goal of helping regional companies create and furnish offices with quality building and specialty products. Today, this hallmark is realized and empowered through an investment in its people, technologies, tools and infrastructure.

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