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Commercial flooring: Businesses add pops of color, design flair 

Commercial flooring doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, many businesses in Southwest Florida are incorporating splashes of color and design into flooring to liven up workspaces.  For generations, commercial flooring had always been seen as utilitarian. Whether it was carpet, tile, wood or laminate, businesses wanted flooring that was:  Interior designers have long recognized …

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Flex space office design: Why business owners love open floorplans 

Business owners and investors in Southwest Florida continue to request flex space office design.  Also called open floorplans, these adaptable workspaces aren’t just trendy – they’re highly functional. And functional workspaces are productive workspaces, something every business owner wants.  A flex space office design allows businesses to change the look and feel of workspaces. On …

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Desk storage: 3 solutions for a clean, functional office

Every office has a few messy employees. The lack of desk storage might be the cause, though, rather than an individual being disorganized. Adequate, functional desk storage is the key to maintaining a professional, clean look around the office. Desk clutter projects an image of disorganization, disarray and dysfunction. Clean desks, on the other hand, …

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OFDC Commercial Interiors completes dining hall project at Ringling College of Art & Design 

OFDC Commercial Interiors has completed the installation of interior furnishings for a new dining hall concept at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota.  Cunniffe Commons is a 28,000-square-foot, two-story state-of-the-art dining facility designed to meet the highest sustainability standards, including rooftop solar panels, while capturing ample natural light from all directions. The cafeteria …

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OFDC Commercial Interiors donates folding tables to Alliance for the Arts, SWFL nonprofits

OFDC Commercial Interiors donated 100 folding tables to Alliance for the Arts, which is helping distribute the items to local nonprofits in need of tables after Hurricane Ian.  OFDC, which provides office furniture and design concepts to businesses from Marco Island through Bradenton, procured the folding tables through its longstanding relationships with furniture and supply …

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The cost of office furniture is rising in 2023: Here’s why

The cost of office furniture is rising again in 2023, like it has for the past few years.  Why?  Inflation, of course, but that isn’t the sole reason.  As Southwest Florida’s leading office furniture and design company, OFDC Commercial Interiors has a pulse on the entire furniture spectrum. That includes sourcing raw materials, design, production, …

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Replacing office furniture, flooring after Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian is expected to be one of the costliest, if not the costliest, natural disasters in U.S. history. In addition to lives lost and livelihoods changed, it’s estimated that insured losses could reach $75 billion. Our community is resilient, though. Immediately after the storm made landfall, Floridians emerged to begin a cleanup, recovery and …

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OFDC’s Joseph Hobson named 40 Under 40 honoree

OFDC’s Joseph Hobson named 40 Under 40 honoree

Joseph Hobson, director of flooring operations at OFDC Commercial Interiors, has been named a 40 Under 40 honoree by Business Observer.  Each year, the publication selects 40 individuals under 40 years old who represent the next generation of business leaders along Florida’s gulf coast. Honorees represent numerous industries in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Naples, Tampa and …

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Silicon Valley approach to office design helps businesses recruit, retain talent

Tech companies in Silicon Valley created an interior office design trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s that focused on employee comfort. Businesses added lounges, casual workspaces, arcades, fitness rooms, on-site medical offices and restaurant-like cafes. Google even installed a rock-climbing wall. The reason? Human resources. When competing for talent, businesses must offer competitive …

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