Contemporary Office Interiors Acquires Workplace Resource of Canada’s Vancouver Location

Herman Miller, Inc. announced the sale of Workplace Resource of Canada’s Vancouver location to Contemporary Office Interiors (COI). The sale was completed on July 31, 2017.

This transition will bring enhanced service and product capabilities to the clients in the Vancouver market. Consolidation of the two dealers will help the Herman Miller Certified Dealer Network better deliver consistent and sustained performance throughout all of Western Canada.

Established in 1968, COI is one of the founding members of Herman Miller’s Certified Dealer Network. Lead by its president, Scott Ellis, the COI team includes Michael Draycott, Don Ellis, Kevin Swenson and Rory Ellis. Together, the team has more than 100 years of industry experience.

“Our goal is to help prepare organizations for the future by shaping the modern workplace in human, creative and responsive ways,” said Scott Ellis, COI President. “With this acquisition, we aspire to be the performance leader for workplace products and services for Western Canada and to be defined by our commitment to great customer experiences. This hub-and-spoke model affords COI and Herman Miller unparalleled scale and diversity throughout the region to best serve our customers.”

COI’s existing offices are located in Edmonton, Calgary, and Winnipeg. The recently acquired Vancouver location is located at 1035 West Pender St. Suite 100. The intent to become a fully-functional entity will soon include full warehouse operations (shipping/receiving, storage, installation and warranty operations) as well as expanded offerings in flooring, walls and other architectural products.

About Contemporary Office Interiors  

Incorporated in 1968, COI has served Alberta for nearly 50 years. Our complete offering includes proven experience, knowledge, insight and world class products and services. We continually have the privilege of working with outstanding clients, designers, contractors, consultants and vendors. Over the past decade, COI has grown to Edmonton, Winnipeg, and most recently Vancouver, and it is our pleasure to be a part of each of these communities. For more information visit

About Herman Miller, Inc.

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, the global company has relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal. Herman Miller’s designs are part of museum collections worldwide, and the company is a past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Known and respected for its leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index ten years in a row, was named a 2016 Top 100 Healthiest Employer, and has earned numerous global sustainability awards. In fiscal 2016, the company generated $2.26 billion in revenue and employed nearly 8,000 people worldwide. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.