AIS Announces Relationship with Edgewater Contract

AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, announced a new relationship with Edgewater Contract, an independent manufacture representative group based out of California.

Edgewater Contract is family-owned and operated and has over 35 years of combined contract furniture experience. They cover the Southern California market from Bakersfield in the north to San Diego in the south and the Inland Empire.

Gretchen de Gouveia
Dean de Gouveia

Principal and co-owner Gretchen de Gouveia comes directly from AIS where she most recently worked as a territory manager for Southern California. Edgewater Contract is co-run by de Gouveia’s husband Dean de Gouveia who is also principal and co-owner.

“We are excited to have Gretchen and Dean leading our efforts in Southern California.  They both have a strong track record of serving customers, dealers and influencers.  Their knowledge of the contract furniture industry and local market will help them accelerate growth for AIS,” said AIS Vice President of Sales Western Region Brian Gerdes.

Edgewater Contract has already begun representing AIS products and solutions in their market.

“Edgewater Contract is pleased to be representing such a wonderful and innovative company like AIS in the Southern California market. We look forward to an upcoming year of growth in the region and giving continued support to our exceptional dealer and client base,” said Gretchen de Gouveia. Learn more about Edgewater Contract at 


AIS, headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, is a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and boasts one of the most impressive stories of growth and success in the furniture industry. Founded in 1989, the company is known for offering market-relevant, feature-rich product lines that entice designers and support the diverse needs of end-users while offering exceptional value. AIS is an innovator that leads the industry in sustainable, lean manufacturing, lead-time performance and manufacturing flexibility. The Boston Business Journal has twice recognized AIS – in 2019 and 2020 – with its Corporate Citizenship Award. AIS has permanent showrooms at its Leominster headquarters and also in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. With locations across the U.S., AIS has more than 800 employees and over 1 million square feet of office, showroom and factory space. Sales for 2019 were $225 million. For more information, visit