Creative Office Resources Acquires OFI
Creative Office Resources (COR), a leading MillerKnoll dealer and global provider of creative workspaces, is proud to announce the acquisition of OFI, effective September 15, 2023. With locations in Stamford and Newington, the purchase will further strengthen COR’s position in the Connecticut marketplace.
Denise Horn, CEO and Partner of Creative Office Resources, shared her enthusiasm, saying, “Paul, Kevin, and I are thrilled about our ongoing expansion in Connecticut and the transformative impact this acquisition will have on the marketplace. OFI has a distinguished history and trusted brand, and we eagerly anticipate the collaboration of our teams.” Paul Fraser, COO and Partner of Creative Office Resources, added, “OFI, like COR, has been a longstanding partner with MillerKnoll, which will allow us to provide an even higher level of service to our valued customers, industry partners, and the Real Estate community.”
John Michael, President of the Americas at MillerKnoll, expressed his confidence in the merger stating, “This union represents an extraordinary synergy between two client-centric, highly responsive entities. At MillerKnoll, we are committed to strengthening their journey as they combine forces. COR’s acquisition of OFI will amplify their collective talent, elevate their ability to serve the industry, and extend their geographic reach, all with the singular aim of enriching service to clients.”
With over 50 years of industry experience, OFI has become a trusted leader in Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. OFI will be rebranded as Creative Office Resources throughout the remainder of 2023. “The alignment of our cultures and values, coupled with strong leadership and a mutually beneficial partnership with MillerKnoll, has set the stage for a successful future. The new COR structure brings the scale and resources necessary to serve our clients, employees, industry, and communities, all while upholding our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a Woman-Owned Business,” stated Rick Mills, Chief Executive Officer of OFI. “With a dynamic fusion of two powerhouse dealerships, we gain the knowledge and experience required to support the continued success and prosperity of OFI’s clients and employees.”
Candice Gould, Executive Vice President of Client Services & Distribution, will oversee the integration of OFI alongside Kim Pinkerton, COR’s Managing Principal of Tri-State, who will oversee Connecticut as part of COR’s Tri-State division. Gould and Pinkerton will be working with the entire OFI team, who will continue to have significant roles in the sales and operations efforts in the Connecticut area.
In today’s corporate interiors market, with its demand for unwavering consistency and service excellence, this acquisition will play a pivotal role in advancing COR’s initiatives in Connecticut, ensuring the continued delivery of exceptional products and services to our valued customers.
Creative Office Resources (COR), a WBENC-Certified WBE and one of the largest MillerKnoll Certified Dealers in North America, is a forward-thinking furniture dealership committed to ensuring a positive end-to-end customer journey. With over 35 years of experience, COR utilizes cutting-edge design technology to build productive environments designed to empower the people within them. Our collaborative and strategic approach to our project process allows us to be a trusted partner and resource. COR’s workforce includes over 440 employees spanning thirteen locations, including two warehouses, in the New England and the Tri-State regions. Learn more about Creative Office Resources online at www.creativeofficeresources.com, Instagram (@creativeofficeresources) and LinkedIn (Creative Office Resources).
With over 50 years of industry experience and two locations in Connecticut, OFI has become a trusted leader knows most projects are about more than furniture. OFI offers a full range of professional services to support your project team, including: Design Support, Project Coordination, Installation, Refurbishing, and Repair. As a MillerKnoll dealer, OFI has access to the most comprehensive collection of design brands in the industry. OFI has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Connecticut” by the Hartford Business Journal seven consecutive years starting in 2013.