Leading Commercial Furniture Dealer Empire Office Acquires Office Elements, Increasing Regional Coverage in South Florida Market

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Peter Gaslow, President and CEO of Empire Office, Inc. (http://www.empireoffice.com), a leading provider of contract furniture solutions, announces it has come to an agreement for the expansion of its Florida operations with the planned acquisition of the business assets of Office Elements. Office Elements has a 15 year history serving the South Florida market as a Kimball, AIS and National dealer specializing in education, hospitality, healthcare and municipalities.

“This expansion and relocation allows us to better serve our customers in the region especially those located north of our current Hollywood showroom," stated Peter Gaslow, President & CEO.

Peter Gaslow, President and CEO of Empire Office, Inc. (http://www.empireoffice.com), a leading provider of contract furniture solutions, announces it has come to an agreement for the expansion of its Florida operations with the planned acquisition of the business assets of Office Elements. Office Elements has a 15 year history serving the South Florida market as a Kimball, AIS and National dealer specializing in education, hospitality, healthcare and municipalities.

Currently located in Pompano Beach, the Office Elements showroom will relocate to Boca Raton in the coming months while taking on the Empire Office brand. Empire’s regional hub, currently located in Hollywood, will remain in place. This strategic relocation provides easier access and support for customers located in Palm Beach County.

Current owners, managers and staff are staying in place to continue to service existing accounts and work with regional leadership to obtain new business opportunities.

“The Office Elements acquisition is an exciting one for Empire as we’ve seen significant growth in the South Florida market over the past five years,” Peter Gaslow stated. “This expansion and relocation allows us to better serve our customers in the region especially those located north of our current Hollywood showroom.”

This is Empire’s third acquisition of a dealer 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. With the OE acquisition, Empire’s total footprint in the state now exceeds 188,000 square feet of showroom and warehouse space.

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 Inc5000 list as well as Crain’s 2014 New York Area’s Largest Privately Held Companies list, among others.

For the convenience of our clients and suppliers, the Asset Purchase Agreement provides that Office Elements will fulfill its existing backlog of orders as it exists as of the end of business, April 10, 2015. All new orders will be booked by the organization under its new ownership, Empire Office, Inc.

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.

For more information
Richard Gulardo, COO, telephone: 212-607-5500
Email: publicrelations(at)empireoffice(dot)com or visit us online at http://www.empireoffice.com

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