About Us

We’re Here To Make Your Workspace Work As Hard As You Do.

The way we do that depends on your needs. Most often, it’s some combination of commercial furniture and installation labor. Sometimes, you need a resource for less tangible workspace concerns – ergonomics, wellbeing, sustainability, etc. Whatever your needs may be, there are a few things you should know about us.

First, we’re not order takers. Our staff, with over 50 years’ collective experience, takes the time to understand the needs and challenges your organization is facing. Need someone to walk you through an entire process? Office Furniture Warehouse serves as a one-stop shop for your design, procurement and service needs. Already working with some fantastic people? Our team has the experience to interface with your architect, interior designer, and other contractors.

Second, we’re people that deal with people. Since our family is a varied group, we figured we should treat those people the same way we’d like to be treated: as individuals. We also think it should be easy for those individuals: by developing unique solutions with our product|service mix, we’re seeking to make our clients’ processes as smooth as possible. We like to think that creative solutions build better relationships, and that mutual benefit provides the best foundation.

The bottom line? We’re endeavoring to reduce consumption across the board: this means your time, money, energy, and those materials destined for the landfill. Think we’re people you’d like to work with?

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Our Leadership

John Jerman

John Jerman

Founder & President

John Jerman is an interior architect with over 25 years of corporate office planning experience. John has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee School of Architecture. Prior to joining Office Furniture Warehouse, John worked for Duffy Mancini in New York. In Atlanta, he worked from Stevens & Wilkinson, Osgood & Associates, Cooper Carry Studios and Farrington Design Group, and most recently was the Associate Principal of Perkins & Will’s Interiors division for the Southeast. John’s clients have included McKinsey & Associates, Arthur Andersen, Apple, Sun Microsystems, Ernst & Young, Nationwide Insurance, Turner Broadcasting and New York Life Insurance Company.

John has extensive pre-owned furniture experience starting at National Office Systems in Atlanta in 2004 and then Office Furniture Warehouse in 2008 with extensive support from Jason Flowers. John’s focus is to locate inventories that would otherwise be destined for the landfill, and use his vast list of networked contacts to re-distribute assets thus saving his clients money and the environment from additional landfill.

John’s clients in the pre-owned furniture market include Ernst Young, The Coca-Cola Company, Scientific Atlanta, Ericsson, Memorial Hospital, Convergys and Erlanger to name a few. John is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company as well as strategic planning, business development and client satisfaction.

Beverly Jerman

Beverly Jerman

VP, Business Development

Beverly is a key member to the staff bringing entrepreneurial experience and a commercial real estate background. As VP of Business Development, Beverly utilizes her extensive networking skills through eWomen Network and as a Chamber Ambassador to further the growth of the firm. Beverly will be pursuing numerous strategic marketing tasks to specifically target education, government and healthcare. Her previous experience in the healthcare industry as an ICU nurse gives her a unique inside perspective in how to best support the facility needs of the healthcare market. These efforts will further expand the brand awareness and value proposition of OFW, OFW+Med and My Chair Doctor throughout the south east.

Beverly is also a commercial real estate agent and this expertise positions her to be able to assist tenants looking for space, acquire furniture and related services provided by the company.

Beverly is currently working on a new networking event that will replace the previous networking event sponsored by the firm when it was at the BDC.  The strategic mission of this event is to facilitate business development and networking not only for OFW but for other small business ventures within the community.

John Jerman (JJ), President & Founder of Office Furniture Warehouse, is an architect by trade. Working in Atlanta around 2007, JJ received a call from a distressed client. JJ had helped design and furnish the client’s office space roughly 6 months earlier (a 6-figure project) – now, they had to move, “and they’re going to charge me $30,000 to throw it all away.” JJ was floored – hundreds of thousands of dollars in new furniture was going to become hundreds of thousands of pounds of landfill waste. “Let me call you back,” JJ responded. What ended up happening was a brokered deal with one of JJ’s other clients to keep the furniture out of the landfill, but this was OFW’s inception. In these past 10 years, Office Furniture Warehouse has continued building relationships with business owners & management through sustainable solutions unique to each work environment. Anyone can sell you furniture – we’re here to make your workspace work as hard as you do.

What Our Clients Say About Us

"I have worked with OFW successfully many times this year with several other projects and definitely wanted them to help me with this one! We had furniture from the existing office space they were moving out of, EMJ storage unit, OFW warehouse, new special order furniture from OFW as well as re-purposed furniture from OFW warehouse to move into the new space. I couldn’t have had a better team to work with on such a task. Carl Hames and the warehouse team ( Big Jason, Little Jason, Daniel, Brian, Chris, Jesse, Ken and Jack) were professional, proficient and anticipated all my needs. My experience with OFW has been exceptional and I will continue to use them for any and all my furniture needs! They completed this project smoothly and on-time!"
Laura Herren
Executive Assistant / Equitas
"From start to finish OFW was a pleasure to work with. They customized a perfect layout for our unique space in the most efficient way possible. I don’t believe any other company could have provided the same level of customer service and professionalism as OFW. We are very grateful and looking forward to enjoying our new space."
Mindee Wallace
Purchasing Manager / Southern Health Partners
"When we decided to renew the lease, we also decided that 'if we're going to stay here, we're going to make it work for us'."
Mindee Wallace
Purchasing Manager / Southern Health Partners
"Carl Hames did a very good job of proposing ideas, offering solutions, and providing installation oversight for our project. Scope creep was not a consideration as enough planning and thought was put into the front end to ensure that that we received exactly what was requested and at the price that had been agreed upon.  Overall, we were very pleased with Carl and the Office Furniture Warehouse team."
Jason Allen
Engineering Manager / Chattem
I would recommend Office Furniture Warehouse to anybody who is building or needing to remodel their office space. National Seating & Mobility is going to continue to utilize Office Furniture Warehouse as a resource not only here in Chattanooga, but at our corporate headquarters in Franklin, TN and at our branch in Atlanta, GA."
Damaris Robles
NSM / National Seating and Mobility
"As the Facilities Coordinator for TVFCU I was extremely happy with OFW during this project. I started with the credit union in July knowing this move was only a few months away. I was way behind in the process of all the planning and work that had gone into getting this ready to happen. OFW removed a lot of the burden from me and made everything go more smoothly than I could have ever imagined. The team was always professional and courteous. I never had to worry about the safety of our equipment or furniture throughout the process. OFW did an excellent job finding the best solution to get even the toughest of equipment moved and delivered in the safest manner possible. The guys would always help with any additional requests that may have popped up last minute. It says so much about the character of the company when JJ was there at midnight making sure all of the mission critical IT servers were handled with the care necessary. I would recommend OFW to anyone and will definitely be using them for any needs in the future."
Jacob Robinson
Facilities Manager / TVCU
"Office Furniture Warehouse offered Westmore a design and layout that met our needs, was within our budget, and provided for maximum efficiency. They were great partners in the transition to our new office."
Mark McCord
Executive Pastor / Westmore Church of God
"We had been in our old space for many, many years - our goal was to increase everyone's ability to do their work with a more functional, efficient layout."
Mark McCord
Executive Pastor / Westmore Church of God
“We were pleased with the options presented by Office Furniture Warehouse, and that they were able to meet our needs while sticking to budget.”
Chief Financial Administrator / Premier Medical Group
"My experience with the OFW team was overwhelmingly positive - they brought a great solution to the table and have delivered consistently since then. I'd recommend Office Furniture Warehouse as a resource to anyone in business or opening up shop, and am continuing to utilize their services for Gig City Games."
Joseph Card
Owner / Gig City Games
"OFW has made our experience smooth and effortless during a very hectic building project.  The staff went above and beyond for us."
Office Manaher / HWY 58 VFD
"[Office Furniture Warehouse] did an amazing job from start to finish - not only with the new furniture, but coordinating the entire transition Everything was handled in a timely and professional manner. They even worked with us as our move date was pushed back last minute."
Cory Booker
Chief Operating Officer / Cempa
I have worked with OFW successfully many times this year with several other projects and definitely wanted them to help me with this one! This was quite a task and I couldn’t have had a better team to work with - they were professional, proficient and anticipated all my needs. My experience with OFW has been exceptional and I will continue to use them for any and all my furniture needs! This project was completed smoothly and on-time!
Laura Herren
Executive Assistant / EMJ Corporation
Very friendly, professional and PROMPT response from the very first phone call and throughout the process. Every single person I dealt with from receptionist to person who guided me to the office when I was lost in the warehouse to Carl through delivery team was exceptionally pleasant, friendly and accommodating.
Susan Veal
Chambliss Bahner & Stophel
Carl is so personable and knowledgeable and listened to my needs and found exactly what I needed within my budget. The man who loaded my purchases was extremely nice also. I will definitely recommend OFW.
Dee Jeffreys
Loan Simple
Delivery / setup ahead of schedule (at my request, if it were possible), furniture was exactly as ordered, and looks great.
Jeff Black
Choo Choo Express
I appreciated the prompt responses I always received from everyone in the organization.
Kyle Haren
President / Haren Insurance Inc.
10! Fast and great customer service.
Doug Stithem
Vibrant Life Health & Wellness
The sales representatives were very helpful and pleasant to work with!
Vicki Smith
Long of Chattanooga
Staff is always friendly and helpful. They listen to my needs and not try to sell me something.
Velma Wilson
Cleaning Solutions
Carl and his crew were professional, friendly and fast! We had a perfect experience!
Lori Dsouza
Ironworkers Benefits Office
The furniture looks great, it arrived sooner than you said it would and installation was fast. When the installers left my office was clean!
Greg Acuff
Local Sales Manager / WRCB TV
Carl is awesome! He responds immediately anytime I call him and he provides excellent customer service. Every employee that I have encountered from OFW has been helpful and courteous. I have recommended Carl to others and will continue to. Carl goes above and beyond to make sure we get the best service and products from him. Keep doing what you guys are doing!
Andrea Boatman
EMJ Construction
Southeastern Retina has worked on two major projects with OFW. I could not be more pleased with the outcome of these projects, most recent being our brand new billing office in Hixson. Jason and his staff are amazing! He made provisions to accommodate our deadlines even though it put him in a crunch. Within a day and a half, my entire suite was ready to go, cubicles set and ready and two private offices completely furnished thanks to OFW’s hard work and dedication to our project. I recommend Jason and his staff at OFW for any project you may have. I appreciate Jason and his team’s professionalism. Dedication such as this is hard to find. I will most definitely use OFW for any project that may arise in the future. Thanks Jason and your whole team for the expert work you provided.
Paula Hibbs
Southeastern Retina
“The quality of work life for our CPAs has improved. I’m pleased Office Furniture Warehouse was able to bring a customizable approach to their design, so that our employees have more flexibility at their workstation.”
Donnie Hutcherson
Managing Partner / Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC
I particularly like the fact that this not only helps the environment, but is ideal when starting a new company to preserve cash flow by acquiring pre-owned furniture at a fraction the cost of new. As a business owner & entrepreneur, I appreciate the value and service I receive from Office Furniture Warehouse.
Don Howe
CEO / Alliance Physical Therapy
I have worked with [Office Furniture Warehouse] on several office furniture initiatives and they have continued to meet or exceed my expectations. Our practice has been able to recognize important cost savings which is vital to our stability as a healthcare provider.
Darlene Hendon
Practice Manager / Siskin Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists
Thank you for working with us to make our move go so quickly. We were short staffed and short on time and your team was very flexible working with us to accommodate us through the move process. We're all settled in our new space and appreciate all your team's efforts to make the move process as painless as possible. I hope we don't have to move anytime soon, but if we ever do move again you will be our first phone call!
Cheryl Brabson
Site Director / Tennessee Community Services Agency
As healthcare providers dealing with ever-changing healthcare legislation, you can appreciate our need to be as cost effective as possible and I am glad to have Office Furniture Warehouse as a resource for cost-effective furniture and services.
Suzanne Keith
Practice Administrator / Michael W. Goodman, MD, PC
Thank you again for your partnership with the desks and chairs. They all look good in their new home.
Keith Campbell
Branch Manager / NovaCopy
It is important for our local and national companies to engage in innovative ways to conserve our natural resources. Office Furniture Warehouse is definitely doing its part to help this global mission.
Ron Littlefield
Former Mayor of Chattanooga
Each day, we at Komen of Chattanooga are working to fight breast cancer. As we work to get our office up and running, Jason & his team have helped make that fight just a little easier...Thank you for your wonderful team!
Jen Karn
Affiliate Coordinator / Susan G. Komen of Chattanooga
"Our experience with OFW was completely positive. They understood our needs and provided products and services in a timely fashion. In addition, the sales staff remained on-site during installation, and even helped clean up. Thanks to OFW our new space was ready to use in record time."
Kimberly Graves
Certified Paralegal / Equitas, LLC
I first became acquainted with Office Furniture Warehouse a few years back while in need of low cost, high quality office furniture. Office Furniture Warehouse and John Jerman have meet my business needs ever since. They are easy to work with and produce high quality product.
Cathy Faulkner
Peerless Pediatrics
John’s intimate knowledge of his products combined with his skillful sales approach and uncanny ability to anticipate what the client wants before being told, made me and the client very comfortable with him. It’s about the with connection and you get that from Office Furniture Warehouse.
Stephen A. Dumas
Dumas Associates, Inc.
The Office Furniture Warehouse team was of tremendous assistance in the organization and execution of this event, and has been consistently supportive of our needs, as we settled into our new space during the past year.
Jennifer Henry
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
I particularly like the fact this is not only helps the environment, but is ideal when stating a new company to preserve cash flow by acquiring pre-owned furniture at a fraction of the cost of new. As a business owner and entrepreneur, I appreciate the value and service I receive from Office Furniture Warehouse.
Don Howe
CEO / Alliance Physical Therapy
We have worked with Office Furniture Warehouse on all types of projects from a single bracket for a desk to a full install of a new office space. The staff is always very courteous, attentive, and thorough on each project. All of the furniture, new and used, is in good condition and assembled well by knowledgeable staff. I have really enjoyed working with them and will continue to do so for all of our future furniture needs.
Jason Hutcherson,
Facilities Director / Benchmark Rehab Partners
Office Furniture Warehouse makes it easy to do business with them. They are competitive, listen to our needs and provide products and solutions that meet our budget and schedule. We are extremely pleased with their most recent service, re-upholstering our patio furniture. Their work was on time and in budget, and we look forward to working with them again. I have been so pleased that we presently have them giving us a bid for three additional pieces of furniture for us.
Bill Mish
General Manager / DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown-Chattanooga
I loved all my office furniture I purchased from Office Furniture Warehouse, they truly exceeded all my expectations!
Corine Henderson
CEO / Henderson & Gouger PLLC
My experience has always been exceptionally good. John and the employees of Office Furniture Warehouse have always been very professional and knowledgeable.
Ms. Toni Perry
Chattanooga Allergy Clinic

Office Furniture Warehouse Project Profiles

Our office furniture blogs (or “project profiles”) showcase “before-and-afters” of our projects to illustrate how other businesses are pursuing their objectives via the built environment. Each blog typically examines the objectives, solutions, and results of office furniture projects for our clients in the Southeast. Below you can browse our latest posts, and you can find all our project profiles here!

When Office Furniture Warehouse started up in 2008, the worst time in recent memory to begin a business endeavor, we made a slew of incredible relationships within the Chattanooga business community that saw us through our fledgling stages. We want to provide the same opportunities to people in any situation. These are some of our efforts to give back in the community to which we owe everything.