Together As One
BI & WR are now Contemporary Office Interiors
February 1st, 2022
Contact: Jozanne Gauthier
Title: Marketing Lead
Together As One BI & WR are now Contemporary Office Interiors
Business Interiors (BI) and Workplace Resource Toronto (WR) are now doing business as Contemporary Office Interiors (COI), unifying our combined company into a single brand, and building on our strengths of community engagement, customer service excellence, and creating better business outcomes for our clients.
The merger of Business Interiors with Contemporary Office Interiors and together the acquisition of Workplace Resource Toronto provides a framework to create the leading contract furniture dealer in Canada with services across Canada’s major economic markets from Vancouver to Toronto.
“At a time when businesses are reimagining their workplaces, we want to be a leader in that transformation across Canada. The combining of our companies will allow us to expand resources to better serve our clients, A&D, construction, and commercial real estate partners. This will allow us to invest in critical infrastructure to increase our speed to market and grow our operational capability in all the markets we serve. This also enables us to meet our clients’ growing demand of national scalability across Canada’s major economic markets. We are excited to be bringing three fantastic companies together.”
– Rory Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, COI
Through the merger and acquisition, Daniel Martindale (President and Owner of Business Interiors) will join COI as President and Partner.
“We are thrilled to see this deal come to life through this unique and creative partnership. COI, BI, and WR Toronto have long legacies of customer excellence and have delivered outstanding solutions, support, and partnership to our clients across Canada. COI is a founding member of the Herman Miller Certified Dealer Network. With locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Vancouver they have represented Herman Miller across Western Canada for years. In uniting, COI, BI, and Workplace Resource Toronto will now have the ability to seamlessly serve clients across Canada, a requirement for many of our customers today.”
– John Michael, President, the Americas, MillerKnoll
About Contemporary Office Interiors:
Founded in 1968 in Calgary, COI has been a founding member of the Herman Miller Certified Network since 1988. Through over 34 years of partnership together, COI has expanded to represent Herman Miller in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver and now Toronto, providing clients with furniture procurement, design, architectural walls, commercial flooring, installation, and logistics services. For more information please visit: www.coi.bz