WallGoldfinger D.C. Rep Firm Expands
High-end custom furniture maker WallGoldfinger’s Washington, D.C., representative group, Design Products, Inc., has grown to include two new experienced members.
WallGoldfinger makes high quality, technology driven, custom furniture and reconfigurable product lines for the contract furniture market, including for the nation’s government and military leaders, Fortune 500 businesses and more across the nation and across the world. Operating out of a state-of-the-art factory in Randolph, Vt., the New England manufacturer has sales representatives across the country.
Design Products, based in Alexandria, Va., is a more than 50-year-old company and one of the oldest independent sales representative groups in the nation. Principal Alisa Lange joined the company in 1990 and purchased it in 2001. She has been representing WallGoldfinger since 2013.
In April, Design Products merged with The Rep Group, resulting in the addition of Julian McMichael and Mark Elledge as new partners to Lange.
The new company will retain the name of Design Products, Inc.
McMichael graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. He has since worked for a general contractor, at a furniture dealership and at an international design and architecture firm before starting his own manufacturers’ representative firm, The Rep Group, with Elledge in 2015.
Elledge has worked in the contract furniture market since 2008, first as a project manager for a furniture dealership and then in sales.
Lange is beyond excited to see the Design Products team grow with such experienced new members, she said.
“Julian and Mark bring not just experience but also excitement. They have tremendous furniture knowledge, know the industry and share the Design Products’ mission to provide educated, technical expertise to our clients,” Lange said. “They will certainly assist me in meeting the demand from our territory for the amazing lines we represent.”
Additional members of the Design Products team are associates Bob O’Neil and Shannon Lunney, who have both been with the company for many years.
“Alisa and her team have done an amazing job for us over the years. We also know there is potential to grow our sales in the D.C. market with a larger sales representative force to help meet demand,” said WallGoldfinger Chief Executive Officer John Wall. “We’re thrilled to welcome Julian and Mark and have their experience representing WallGoldfinger.”
“You can already feel the energy of this team. It will be exciting for all to see what the year ahead brings,” Wall added.
Contact Design Products Inc. at 703-836-7123 or on the web at www.designproductsinc.com or through WallGoldfinger’s representative page at www.wallgoldfinger.com/reps. Contact WallGoldfinger at 802-483-4200.
About Design Products, Inc.
Design Products, Inc. has been representing leading contract furniture manufacturers in the mid-Atlantic region for over 50 years. The company’s philosophy is based on a set of fundamental principles: a commitment to professional service and the representation of companies that share Design Product’s passion for design excellence. Collectively, the Design Products team has more than 50 years of experience in design, project management and furniture specification. The company’s goal is to help clients develop the best furniture solutions for their spaces and operational requirements.
Founded in 1971, WallGoldfinger designs, engineers, manufactures and installs the world’s finest executive furniture, including custom boardroom and conference tables, lecterns and credenzas and meticulously-crafted Arbor and Summit product lines. Built for today’s business people, WallGoldfinger’s furniture solutions are innovatively designed to integrate the latest communication technology, built with responsibly-sourced materials and made in the United States in a state-of-the-art facility in Randolph, Vt. WallGoldfinger products are displayed in a New York City showroom and sold to top corporate, institutional and government decision makers in collaboration with leading architects. Nationally known for its work with Fortune 500 corporations, leading financial and insurance institutions, large law firms, universities and government agencies, WallGoldfinger clients include the White House, New York Stock Exchange, International Monetary Fund and the United Nations.
The company’s vision is to be a leader in offering innovative, functional and unique furniture solutions to corporate customers worldwide with the values of quality, customer service, ethics, integrity and sustainability at the forefront of all it does.