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SEATTLE, WA --(Marketwired - March 28, 2016) - Interior Office Solutions (IOS), one of the largest and fastest growing Haworth dealerships in the U.S., announced today it is opening a new dealership in Seattle. Facilitec, the city's previous Haworth dealer, ended its sales operations in the market effective March 24, 2016.
The move is part of IOS' recent expansion into the Pacific Northwest, which started with the acquisition of a Portland, Oregon dealership in 2012. IOS corporate headquarters and flagship showroom are located in Irvine, California. The company operates a third showroom in downtown Los Angeles.
"Seattle is an exciting market in the middle of a particularly historic boom. We believe in what our team can bring to the workplace culture of our clients, and want to be a part of Seattle's growth," says President and CEO Jesse Bagley. "We have watched the IOS brand take hold and flourish in Portland over the past four years, which helped us to determine that our dealership experience is primed for a second top-10 market, to compliment Los Angeles, in Seattle."
Bagley, himself a Northwest native who founded IOS in 2000, has named IOS executive and industry veteran Yuri Petroff as Managing Principal of the Seattle dealership. Petroff joined IOS in 2002 and is a shareholder of the company. He previously led the company's Los Angeles operations, and will move to Seattle in April with his wife and two young children.
"This move was a natural next step for the company for many reasons," said Petroff. "Many IOS clients in Southern California have offices in Seattle, and are already providing a warm welcome to the Emerald City. We're ready to build upon existing relationships, and create new ones. Beyond that, the values, the design sensibility, and the culture of IOS are very much in alignment with the culture of Seattle itself. I am personally excited to be part of such a vibrant place at this exciting time in its evolution; if there was ever a new city IOS should call home, Seattle is it."
The 7000 sq. ft. showroom, on the 8th floor of the 705 Union Station building on Fifth Avenue South overlooks Puget Sound, Century Link and Safeco Fields. With 270-degree views of the Seattle skyline, the office will undergo a phased redesign beginning with a full-scale IOS brand and culture integration. During this time, IOS executives will orient staff and work in collaboration with Haworth to solidify and strengthen client relationships, and renew and build upon industry partnerships.
Says Petroff, "As we integrate teams, as we come together and move forward together, the three major points we are focusing on are, continuity, communication and collaboration. It is critically important to IOS that stakeholders, both internal and external, have a voice in this evolution, understand that service is the top priority, and that when IOS makes promises, we keep them. That's how we work, and we're ready to bring that to Seattle."
ABOUT INTERIOR OFFICE SOLUTIONS
Interior Office Solutions, one of the largest Haworth Preferred dealerships in the country, was founded by Jesse Bagley and Brian Airth in 2000. With the belief that everyone deserves a healthy, well-designed, beautiful place to work, IOS's goal is to build a better workplace by sourcing the best products available and providing the best service possible. A team of innovative professionals has fueled fast and steady growth. In 2002, the company added a Los Angeles showroom, and in 2012 expanded to Portland, Oregon. Today, the company grosses more than $50M in annual revenue, and with the recent addition of a Seattle property, employs over 100 industry specialists in its state-of-the art working showrooms.
The Seattle office of IOS is located at 705 5th Avenue South, Suite 825, Seattle, WA 98104, and can be reached at 206.435.7700 or online at interiorofficesolutions.com/seattle.
Globally, Haworth improves workplaces with award-winning furniture, interior architecture and technology solutions to help customers achieve business goals and transform culture, as well as support collaboration and innovation. Research and design drive a deep understanding of agile workplace needs and are at the center of the company's strategy. Haworth is committed to protecting and restoring the environment, creating economic value as well as supporting and strengthening its communities. Founded in 1948, Haworth remains family-owned and privately-held and serves markets in more than 120 countries through a global network of 650 dealers and 6,500 employees. The company had net sales of USD $1.82 billion in 2015.
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