Leading Commercial Furniture Dealer Empire Office Acquires Assets of the Construction Services Division of Florida Business Interiors
Expanding its Service Offering in the Orlando Market
Peter Gaslow, President and CEO of Empire Office, Inc. (www.empireoffice.com), a leading provider of contract furniture solutions, announces an agreement with Florida Business Interiors, Inc., to purchase certain assets of its flooring and construction services division. The newly formed division, which will do business under the name Empire Construction Services, specializes in stone, marble, tile, wood, resilient and soft surface flooring distribution and installation as well as concrete moisture mitigation and construction furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E).
David O’Bryan will join Empire Office to run the new division and work with regional leadership to obtain new business opportunities. The division will operate out of Empire’s existing Orlando office and warehouse facilities. Thirteen employees will also be hired by Empire to form the core of this division.
“We are very excited to add this professional group of talented people to our team and continue to grow the service offerings already in our portfolio,” Peter Gaslow stated.
This is Empire’s fourth acquisition in the state of Florida in the last six years. The first was the 2009 acquisition of Thomas W. Ruff South Florida. In 2012, Empire acquired the Florida operations of Storr Office Environments, gaining a presence in Tampa and Orlando. Earlier this year, Empire acquired the South Florida dealer Office Elements, expanding into Palm Beach County.
Under the terms of the agreement, Florida Business Interiors will complete all of its current outstanding purchase orders and Empire Office will service clients for all new business.
Empire Office provides turnkey furniture services to a variety of industries, from national Fortune 500 companies to local small businesses, and from hospitals to educational institutions. In recent years, Empire Office has been recognized as a leader both nationally and regionally, including being ranked on the 2014 Inc 5000 list as well as Crain’s 2015 New York Area’s Largest Privately Held Companies list, among others.
About Empire Office, Inc.
New York-headquartered Empire Office is the largest commercial furniture dealer in the world, with over 69 years of experience and more than 400 full-time employees across the country. We are the preeminent Steelcase dealer in the United States and support a list of more than 300 manufacturers. But we’re more than just a full-service office furniture dealer. We partner with business leaders, architects and designers to deliver comprehensive, creative, and cost-effective solutions to real business challenges. Our goal is to deliver the perfect office furniture experience from the initial set of drawings to the final installation and punchlist.