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?
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.
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.
2017 – Present
- “OFW Attributes Success to Problem-Solving”
- “Recession Helps Partners Sell Refurbished Furniture”
- “OFW Adds Healthcare Division”
- “Office Furniture Warehouse Expands with OFW+Med”
- “Office Furniture Warehouse Acquires Local Furniture Business”
- “Recycled Furniture Boon to Non-Profits”
- Hamilton County Herald Interview
- Humble Beginnings
What Our Clients Say About Us
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.