CFI Merges with Spectrum
The combined furniture dealer is the largest minority and women-owned MillerKnoll dealer in the country
CFI, one of the region’s leading minority and woman-owned certified MillerKnoll furniture dealers, has merged with Spectrum, a minority and woman-owned MillerKnoll dealer in Phoenixville, PA. The combined firm is known as CFI Workspace effective July 1.
Spectrum brings more than fifty years’ experience and deep roots in the greater Philadelphia market to CFI Workspace. The two firms have joined forces to bring their extensive knowledge of MillerKnoll furniture solutions and commitment to superior service to their clients both regionally and nationally. Combined, CFI Workspace is now the largest minority and woman- owned MillerKnoll dealer in the country.
“We are thrilled that the incredible team at Spectrum will be joining CFI Workspace,” said Amanda Chevalier, President of CFI Workspace. “This is a natural alignment of two firms with the same values, deep local roots, and unparalleled product knowledge. Peggy has served as a mentor to me over the years, and we have always complemented each other well professionally. Together, our firm will provide an even deeper bench of innovative solutions for all our clients’ office needs.”
As part of a long-term strategic growth plan for CFI Workspace, the merger strengthens the firm’s ability to provide thoughtful design solutions and superior client service. The transaction adds approximately 40 employees to CFI, including Peggy Kelly, who will remain involved as a strategic advisor. Both firms are committed to managing a seamless and thoughtful transition for employees and clients.
“With the merger of Herman Miller and Knoll, it made sense to bring together Spectrum and CFI as two companies that are aligned culturally and are both focused on bringing the best to our clients,” added Peggy Kelly. “Both Spectrum and CFI have similar philosophies in business and will bring a deep level of design, proactiveness, style, innovation, and service to our community. I’m thrilled to be back together with Amanda and we look forward to the next chapter with our new team at CFI Workspace.”
CFI’s acquisition of Spectrum brings the collective talents and market-leading capabilities of both organizations together to provide clients across the greater Philadelphia area with the expertise and insights needed to create compelling spaces in this era of workplace transformation,” said R.J. Stelter, Vice President of Distribution Channels and Dealer Development at MillerKnoll. “The two organizations share many complementary values, including a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a passion for excellence in service to customers. Amanda’s expertise, and CFI’s status as a certified, woman-owned business and minority business enterprise, bring important perspective to MillerKnoll and our entire dealer network, and we are thrilled to welcome Amanda to our MillerKnoll Dealer Partner Advisory Council. We congratulate her, and the entire CFI team, on this exciting next step on their growth journey and look forward to strengthening our partnership as we redefine the modern workplace.”
Founded in 1985, CFI Workspace has been providing award winning furniture solutions and design services for nearly 40 years. CFI Workspace has been family run since 1993, when Robert Chevalier acquired the business. Amanda Chevalier is President of CFI Workspace, with Robert Chevalier remaining as Chairman.
Known for its exceptional client service and attention to detail, CFI Workspace provides best-in-class design layout, inventory, project management, delivery, and installation services to ensure each project is a success. The company has over 200,000 square feet of showroom, office, and warehouse space across locations in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. This includes CFI Workspace’s new 25,000 square foot showroom, a must-see destination for design firms and clients alike. The showroom highlights a variety of work styles, finishes, and space types in addition to the latest in lighting, automated window treatments, office technology, and sound masking.
About CFI Workspace
CFI Workspace is a relationship-focused firm that has been a Knoll dealer since 1985 and as of July 1, 2022, a MillerKnoll dealer. Since 2014, CFI has been woman-owned and minority-owned and is the largest woman-and-minority owned MillerKnoll dealer in the country. CFI Workspace prides itself on its dedication to exemplary service and its ability to deliver projects coast-to-coast. Our team of nearly 100 professionals deliver the same quality of service, from Philadelphia to Phoenix, and beyond. For more information visit www.cfiworkspace.com
MillerKnoll is a collective of dynamic brands that comes together to design the world we live in. MillerKnoll includes Herman Miller and Knoll, plus Colebrook Bosson Saunders, DatesWeiser, Design Within Reach, Edelman Leather, Fully, Geiger, HAY, Holly Hunt, KnollTextiles, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, Muuto, naughtone, and Spinneybeck|FilzFelt. MillerKnoll is an unparalleled platform that redefines modern for the 21st century by building a more sustainable, equitable, and beautiful future for everyone.