Office Revolution named one of the 2021 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®️ in the Nation

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named a 2021 Winner for The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation! This is the sixth time that we have been recognized by The Best and Brightest organization (three times in Chicago and three times nationally) and we couldn’t be more excited!

The Best and Brightest Companies To Work For competition “identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.”

“The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of elite leaders who share ideas and practices, and have proven they are employers of choice. Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the wellbeing of their employees come first,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

The Best and Brightest, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise organization, strives to recognize the most influential, trend-setting companies across the country and regionally in focused programs. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.

Congratulations to all winners of this award and thank you to everyone that is a part of our community that helped make this possible!

Photography: Hall + Merrick Photographers


Office Revolution Gives Back – Ronald McDonald House Charities

Office Revolution is committed to giving back and supporting the community, and this week our Chicago team (Shannon Caruso, Gina Koss, Jenny Murphy, Jackie Johnson, Susan Murphy, Brittany Thomas, Meredyth Marshall and Andrew Northrup) and Columbus team (Lainey Bennett, Nicole Miller, Alex Lang, Matt Wilmers, and the new office dog, Sampson) assembled care kits for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The families at RMHC are often on the go, between doctors’ appointments and hospital visits, so the care kits provide them with some essentials so they can stay by their child’s side.
We are proud to support RMHC and give back to these families who are facing some of the toughest challenges they’ll ever have to deal with.

Office Revolution named one of Chicago’s 2021 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in 2021! This is the fifth time that we have been recognized by the Best and Brightest organization (three times in Chicago and twice nationally) and we couldn’t be more excited!

The Best and Brightest Companies To Work For competition “identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.”

“The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of elite leaders who share ideas and practices, and have proven they are employers of choice. Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the wellbeing of their employees come first,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. Congratulations to all winners of this award and thank you to everyone that is a part of our community that helped make this possible!



Office Revolution Gives Back – NAMIWalks

Office Revolution is passionate about raising awareness, focusing now on those even more at risk since the pandemic. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, our teams gathered  for the United Day of Hope to support NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness).

We participated in NAMIWalks Your Way and raised nearly $1,300 to support the nonprofit’s programs. Together, we walked, did high cardio workouts, baked cookies for neighbors and “put one FEAT in front of the other.”

Currently 1 in 3 U.S. adults report experiencing depression or anxiety since the pandemic began. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research, building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. For more information or to see how you can get involved, visit nami.org/.



Office Revolution Gives Back – Meals on Wheels

For the month of March, each Office Revolution location supported a local chapter of Meals on Wheels. Office Revolution Chicago participated in The March for Meals 5k! The 5k supports the Meals on Wheels Chicago program, which serves seniors and individuals with disabilities who are struggling with food insecurity.

Office Revolution sponsored $500, and the team (Brittany Thomas, Susan Murphy, Kim Keierleber, Karen Sabo, Shaina Charles, Alyssa Ludwig, Abby Boeheim, Meredyth Marshall, Shannon Hegerfeld, Heather Osterman, Samantha Marconi, Katey Spicer, Christine Vertucio, Niki Babarskas & Bernie Donaldson) together raised over $1,300!

Office Revolution Raleigh also donated their time in a big way. The team (Hana Dorani, Michael Kerr, Tracy Byerly, Millie Raynor, Onisha Walker, Justin Dike, Sarah Beyer, Bucky VanNortwick, Sarah Barringer and Dale Lambe) gathered to assemble 100 breakfast bags, penned hand-written letters, then delivered them to Meals on Wheels for distribution to local senior citizens. 

Office Revolution has consistently made philanthropy an important part of the company’s overall mission. To find ways to become involved with Meals on Wheels in your community, visit mealsonwheelsamerica.org.

In Columbus, the team worked with local Meals on Wheels programs to help serve families who’ve been hit especially hard by COVID. The Columbus team (Matt Wilmers, Danielle King, Jeff Jacobs and Lainey Bennett) spent time volunteering through LifeCare Alliance’s “Groceries To Go” delivery program. They delivered groceries to families who have a loved one with cancer. To find ways to become involved, visit lifecarealliance.org/volunteer.


We were recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation in 2020!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named one of The Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation in 2020! This is the fourth time that we have been recognized by the Best and Brightest organization (twice in Chicago and now twice nationally) and we couldn’t be more excited!

The Best and Brightest Companies To Work For competition “identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.” 

Congratulations to all winners of this award and thank you to everyone that is a part of our community that helped make this possible!



Office Revolution Accelerates Growth with Location in Raleigh, North Carolina

Chicago, IL (October 13, 2020) – Office Revolution, a leading contract furniture provider for commercial environments, today announced the opening of a new office in Raleigh, North Carolina as a result of a merger with local commercial interior provider Edge Office. The move to expand in Raleigh will accelerate the company’s growth strategy as it leverages the area’s strong population and job growth. Raleigh is one of the ten fastest growing large cities in the U.S. with several top-tier universities and a premier tech hub.

“We’re very excited about expanding our design team and customer base further positioning Office Revolution as a leader in contract furniture services,” said Bernie Donaldson, founding principal, Office Revolution. “Edge Office brings more than 100 customers including Pendo, Bandwidth, Varonis, Sprout Pharmaceuticals, GFL Environmental Inc., NC State University and the University of North Carolina to the merger.” The combined organization has begun on a high note with a large-scale design project for Cisco Meraki’s Raleigh-Durham offices.

Dale Lambe, who has served the Raleigh-Durham commercial flooring market for more than 20 years, will lead new business development as principal of the new Office Revolution location. “Dale joins us with business start-up and merger integration success as well as local market knowledge, a skill set that will help us grow our brand throughout the Southeast,” said Donaldson. Michael Kerr, founder of Edge Office will stay on in a sales leadership role.

The Raleigh location is the first outside the Midwest market for Office Revolution which is headquartered in Chicago and has locations in suburban Chicago and Columbus, Ohio. Office Revolution is one of the largest Teknion dealers in the country and has been recognized with Teknion’s Orion Award for excellence in sales, service, community involvement and customer satisfaction. The Company augments its marquis brand with a collection of premier and value brands including Humanscale, Allemuir, SitOnIt, OFS and Studio TK.

For expertise in furnishing your professional environment, contact Dale Lambe at dlambe@office-revolution.com or Michael Kerr at mkerr@office-revolution.com. Visit www.office-revolution.com.



Office Revolution is expanding to Raleigh, North Carolina!

Chicago-based furniture provider Office Revolution, winner of Teknion’s prestigious Orion Award for excellence in sales, service, community involvement and customer satisfaction, is expanding to Raleigh, NC this fall. The move is a result of a merger between Office Revolution and Edge Office, a furniture provider known for executing commercial interiors. With over 40 years of combined experience, this merge of companies results in a powerhouse of knowledge in the office furniture arena. The merger will kick off with both companies partnering on a large-scale project for Cisco. Both firms recently collaborated on a project for Cisco Meraki in Chicago.

“Moving into the Raleigh, NC marketplace will only enhance the brand of Office Revolution, says Bernie Donaldson,” Founding Principal of Office Revolution. “I have known Michael Kerr [Principal of Edge Office] for over 15 years, having served with him on the Teknion Dealer Council, and he is an industry professional that we are very excited to partner with,” Bernie added.  

Office Revolution was founded in 2000 and earns around $80 million in annual revenue. There are over 70 employees in Chicago and three current locations. Major clients include the McDonalds, BMO Harris Bank, U.S. Foods, CIBC, and Waste Management.

Kerr shares Donaldson’s excitement in the partnership. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity created by the merger/acquisition of Edge Office by Office Revolution,.” Kerr exclaims. “As proud as I am with what Edge Office has accomplished in our nearly seventeen years here in Raleigh/Durham, I know we can do far greater in serving our employees and clients with the resources that Office Revolution provides. This combined entity brings an entirely new breadth and depth of capabilities to this market,” Kerr added. 

For almost 20 years, Edge Office has established its presence in the greater Raleigh/Durham market by creating and executing flawless commercial interiors. With over 100 customers, including Cisco and NC State University, Edge Office are experts at strategic and tactical planning, execution, and post-occupancy. 

Office Revolution is a contract furniture provider where design, function and business come together seamlessly. For twenty years, Office Revolution has provided unlimited furniture possibilities, unwavering service and an unrivaled client experience. Our strength lies in the ability to provide extensive value-added services to meet all of our customers’ requirements for furniture and facilities management services. With a team of over 70 employees and multiple locations nationwide, Office Revolution has the ability, capacity, and experience to transform your ideas into a reality.



We were named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago in 2020!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named one of The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago in 2020! This is the third time that we have been recognized by the Best and Brightest organization (twice in Chicago and once nationally) and we couldn’t be more excited!

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition “identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.” 

Congratulations to all winners of this award and thank you to everyone that is a part of our community that helped make this possible!



Earth Week with Chicago Gateway Green

In honor of #EarthDay this week, we have partnered with Chicago Gateway Green to provide you with a week of content highlighting how we can give back to our environment and Mother Earth. 

How to Keep Respecting Mother Earth

We’re wrapping up our Earth Week with tips on how to continue respecting Mother Earth and the environment.

Bringing Earth Inside

A very easy way to bring some life to your home (literally!) is to incorporate greenery into your space. Today, we’re giving you some simple tips and tricks on indoor plants in your house.


Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2020

1. Download the app iNaturalist to help you identify trees on your street or in your local park.

2. If trees aren’t your thing, see if you can tell which birds are singing nearby.

3. Or pick up trash while you get some exercise on your walk. Just don’t forget your mask, gloves, and a sturdy garbage bag.

4. Plant pollinators in your backyard. You can shop for specific seeds that will thrive in Chicago.

5. Watch (or re-watch) Our Planet on Netflix.

6. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with NASA.

7. Haven’t been much of a plant parent in the past? Here are some easier plants to take care of in your home for beginners.

8. Start an at-home compost bin from your food scraps.

9. Have a picnic! Whether it’s just on your driveway, in the backyard or on your living room floor, grab a blanket, some yummy food, and enjoy!

10. Make crafts from recycled materials.


Recycling 101

Did you know that you’re actually not supposed to put your recyclables in a plastic bag before putting them in the bin? Or that cans must be dry before recycling? In this post, we provide a number of tips and tricks to keep in mind when recycling to help our environment.


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