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A Little About Our Dream Team

We’re the functional space experts. With offices in Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Toledo, we employ a dedicated team of more than 250 creative problem solvers that are expertly trained to create spaces that inspire creativity and enhance productivity. From beautiful furnishings and custom floors to branding and prefab construction, our associates will help you customize, maintain, and promote your space from conception to completion. We’re the people that help you sleep at night.

Create, Build, Maintain (CBM): Our Innovative Approach

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Create

We can work with you to develop a solid strategy and plan for your ideal space. Because every business has unique requirements, we want to get to know your business and your people so we can help fulfill those needs.

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Build

Whether you’re just starting the process or you’re close to finishing up, our team of skilled associates can step in and keep the project going smoothly, using expert skills to craft the ideal space envisioned.

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Maintain

It doesn’t matter if we built it or if somebody else did, proper maintenance and upkeep will protect the warranties of your valuable assets. We can provide professional maintenance, repairs, or upgrades of any scope. Just let us know what you need, and we’ll get it done.

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We’re a Little Different and
We Like It That Way

Our approach to the lifecycle of your space is what sets us apart from competitors and our reputation keeps our clients coming back. We create. We build. We maintain. That’s what differentiates us from other companies. By challenging ourselves to encourage meaningful change each and every day, we’re able to explore new possibilities for meeting the evolving needs of today. It’s important to push limits and find new ways of working.

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From the Beginning

We got our start way back in 1939 when Leo Eiferman founded Continental Office, which was then known as Continental Office Supply, in downtown Columbus. The world was going through great change during this era, and Leo saw his opportunity for the American dream – and we are so glad he took it.

Over the years, other partners came along, each with their own vision for the growing business. Ernie Stern joined in 1947, John Lucks in 1956, Jack Lucks in 1961, and finally Leo’s own son, Frank Kass, joined in 1965. Each partner played a critical role in growing Continental Office into the forward-thinking organization we are today. In 2005, Ira Sharfin joined as CEO and recruited President and COO Kyle Johnson.

Today, we’ve evolved to offer furniture, floors, interior construction, and branding. The creativity that was born in 1939 and instilled in us over the past 80 years allows us to see things a bit differently. We believe that when collaboration thrives and functionality flourishes, by design, businesses grow, communities prosper, and anything is possible. We may have started out in the office supply industry, but we’re fortunate and humbled to be recognized as a trusted, industry-leading expert in the workspace category.

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Award-Winning Workspace Solutions

Our trusted industry experts are the reason we have received so much recognition over the years, and we couldn’t be more proud of our team. Below, you’ll find just a few of the recent accolades we’ve received.

American Advertising Awards

  • Silver ADDY Award: 2019 (pictured left)

Columbus Business First

  • Top of the List for Office Furniture and Supplies: 2017–2018
  • Healthiest Employers of Central Ohio: 2015–2019
  • Corporate Citizenship (Caring) Finalist: 2009, 2012, 2016–2019
  • Coolest Offices: 2015

Columbus Young Professionals (CYP) Club

  • Wonderful Workplaces for Young Professionals: 2016–2019

dotCOMM Awards

  • Great Spaces Magazine (Platinum): 2018

Columbus CEO

  • Best of Business for Office Furniture: 2008–2010, 2012–2019

Herman Miller

  • Dealer Performance Award: 2017–2019
  • Top 10 North America: 2006–2011, 2014–2015

Marcom Awards

  • Continental Office Website (Platinum): 2017
  • Great Spaces Magazine (Gold): 2017

Pittsburgh Business Times

  • Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania: 2015–2017
  • Coolest Offices: 2015