Archive for the ‘Commericial Companies’ Category

Some Signs It Is Time To Move Into A Commercial Office Space

Friday, May 26th, 2017
office space

Finding the perfect office space for your team is easier than you think!

When you first start your business, especially if it’s a solo or small group venture, it’s common to work from home or from communal working spaces, like coffee shops and libraries. The end goal of any successful business, however, is to eventually claim a space dedicated to your company’s needs and your personal ambition. It can be hard to decide when you’ve reached that point since you’re so close to your business that being able to determine its growth isn’t always simple. It can be narrowed down to two major factors: how you’re feeling, and how many people you’re relying on. (more…)

Why Interior Design Matters to Your Customers

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
interior design

Good interior design can shape your business.

For many businesses effective interior design is an often overlooked component of their work space. However, good interior design can make all the difference to your customers and clients. An interior design that is welcoming and inviting is more likely to help you maintain good customer relations. (more…)

How to Get Rid of Old Office Furniture Without Hurting the Environment

Monday, June 13th, 2016
new office furniture

Get your old office furniture out (in a responsible way) to make room for new furniture!

So the time has finally come. After years of waiting and anticipating, it’s finally time to get new furniture for your office. The idea of redesigning your office and getting new furniture is exciting, but there’s one big obstacle in the road to a sleek new look for your office: What do you do with all of your current office furniture? We have a few suggestions on how to make getting rid of your old office furniture painless, while keeping everything out of the local dump. (more…)

What Are the Benefits of Working with an MBE Company?

Monday, December 28th, 2015
MBE

Working with a minority business enterprise (MBE) has many benefits.

At Edwards & Hill, we are extremely proud of our status as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and we have MBE certifications in the state of Maryland as well as several Maryland counties and other states such as Pennsylvania and Connecticut. (more…)

What is the Proper Viewing Distance for High Resolution Screens?

Friday, November 13th, 2015
viewing distance hi res monitors

Avoid eye strain yet maximize screen resolution effect

When it comes to planning out conference rooms or viewing stations, it is important to to coordinate the size of the monitor with the distance the viewers will be from the screen.

The important thing we want to avoid is eye strain. This occurs when one is too close to a screen. On the other hand, if we sit too far back, we will lose the benefits of today’s higher resolution screens.

To take advantage of today’s 1080 HD, 2K and 4K monitors, we actually should sit closer than ever so as to take full advantage of the superior resolutions. Studies show that the optimum viewing distance for a 1080P monitor is 1.6x the screen size.

That means that to get full benefit of the 1080P resolution, the ideal distance for watching a 50” screen (always measured diagonally) is 80” — or just under 7 feet. Closer than that one will be distracted by the pixels. Going much further back starts diminishing the full benefit of the higher resolution.

But then there’s the real world. Some people find that being that close to a screen still causes eye strain. And there is not likely to be just one person in the room. So, a balance needs to be achieved. We suggest conducting a polling session using different screen types and sizes with a sample of prospective viewers.

Also keep in mind that conversely, room constraints might dictate the size of the screen. In such cases, working backward from a fixed viewing distance to determine an ideal screen size will be in order.

The overarching point here is that when contracting to have a conference room or viewing station built, the type and size of the screen should be agreed upon in the planning stages, just like any other design factor. In the end, that’s just part of “listening” to the client — something we pride ourselves on at Edwards & Hill Office Furniture.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture specializes in furnishing corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities.

Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide superior multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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Tony Hill Wins SmartCEO Future 50 Award

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Congratulations are once again in order for managing partner Tony Hill as he once again takes home a SmartCEO Future 50 award! This prestigious and highly anticipated awards program celebrates companies and their CEOs throughout the region. Each year, SmartCEO takes the time to recognize fifty mid-sized and quickly growing companies throughout the region, along with five small Emerging Growth companies and five large Blue Chip companies. SmartCEO looks at a three year average of revenue and employee growth of each company in order to determine winners. The winners of 2015 have a collective annual revenue of $3.56 billion, which is an accomplishment of itself. According to SmartCEO, “these companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success.”

SmartCEO also created a profile for Tony Hill:

“Who did you get your furniture from?” That’s the question Edwards & Hill Office Furniture wants its clients to hear whenever they have visitors at their office. The company’s founding mission was to create a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. That mission has led the company on a path to growth and has allowed it to celebrate the opening of a new facility with twice the square footage, including a state-of-the-art showroom, library, warehouse and corporate offices. It hasn’t always been an easy road — along the way, the company’s founders had to realize that it’s not always feasible to keep staff members who are a drag on profitability or culture, says managing partner Tony Hill. But now, the company is in a good position to keep building satellite offices in and out of state, he believes.”

Tony Hill had this to say about the award:

“Winning a Future 50 award 2 years in a row is exciting!  As the economy continues to improve, it is great to be recognized for making tough decisions and having the right staff to have weathered the storm and still continue with growth.”

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to provide quality furniture for corporate offices, educational settings, local casinos, hospitality businesses and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries. Some of our celebrated projects include those with Maryland Live Casino, Baltimore Horseshoe Casino, Agriculture and Transportation, and the U.S. Departments of Defense.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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Sources:

http://www.smartceo.com/baltimore-future-50/

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Office Design Trends of 2015

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Office-Trends-2015Now that 2015 is upon us, trends are beginning to take shape for the upcoming New Year. Some of the trends being focused on for the upcoming year are those in the office setting. With the continuous evolution in technology, office spaces are being designed in fun and new ways. Here are some expected office design trends for 2015:

  1. Standing Workstations- More workstations and office spaces are implementing standing desks instead of the traditional sitting desk. This is because a standing desk is not only healthier for the body, but easier for communication. Those standing are more likely to communicate more efficiently with team members than those sitting at a traditional desk.
  2. Compact Workstations- As technology allows for devices to become smaller, the size of our work areas are becoming smaller as well. This means that offices are becoming more open and less cluttered as more businesses continue to go paper-free.
  3. Color- Instead of the traditional white walls, offices are beginning to embrace different colors to help increase creativity and overall mood within the space. Offices are also encouraging artwork throughout the work areas to help boost morale and increase creativity amongst their team.
  4. Meeting Area- Instead of the traditional enclosed, conference room setting, office design is making way for a more open, central meeting area. This means that collaboration and discussions are encouraged without the hindrance of walls. An open office space allows communication to flow freely throughout the space, helping to increase overall productivity.
  5. Technology- Office design is also making way to help incorporate technology trends within the work areas. As video conferencing and wireless networks continue to gain steam, offices are beginning to use these technology trends to create their own, more open and accommodating trends.

 

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

Source:

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Questions to ask your Furniture Provider

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Furniture-SupplierWhen it comes to choosing a furniture provider for your new office space, you don’t want to choose a random company out of your hat. Choosing a furniture provider is a big step and is a decision that should not be made lightly. Because of this, certain questions should be asked before making your final decision of furniture provider. Here are some of the questions business owners should ask their potential furniture provider:

  1. How do your products vary? It is probably safe to assume you will need more than a simple desk and chair for your office space. Create a list of what you will need and take it to your furniture provider. They should have a wide variety of products for you to choose from.
  2. What time frame do you typically deliver? It is essential to know when your office furniture will be delivered. Choosing an opening day without knowing when your furniture will arrive is a recipe for disaster, as you won’t be able to work without the appropriate furniture. Your furniture provider should be able to give you an accurate timeline of when your furniture should arrive at your office space.
  3. How many spaces can you furnish? Your office space will most likely include a number of different rooms that have different roles for your business. These spaces typically include cubicles, private rooms, conference room, and a break room. Talk with your furniture provider to ensure they can provide the appropriate furniture for each room of your space and not just one or two.
  4. Can you match my vision? Talk with your furniture provider about your overall goal for your space. They should be able to meet your needs and help make your vision a reality.
  5. What are your references? A reliable and successful furniture provider should be able to provide references for you of their work. If they are unable to provide references, they are most likely unreliable or too new to the industry.

 

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for educational settings, hospitality businesses, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

Source:

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Choosing a Hotel Furniture Supplier

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Hotel Furniture Supplier

When it comes to furnishing a brand new hotel, or simply giving your current hotel a face lift, you want a reliable hotel furniture supplier. When you make your furniture purchase, the goal is to buy a set of furniture that will match not only each other, but your entire hotel décor. In order to achieve this, you need a hotel furniture supplier that you can count on. Despite what many might think, not all hotel furniture suppliers are made equal. There are certain characteristics a reliable and successful hotel furniture supplier should display before you decide to conduct business with them.

Hotel Furniture Supplier: What to Look For

  1. Pricing- The furniture provided by your hotel furniture supplier should be reasonable instead of simply cheap. An extremely cheap price means less quality and probably poor craftsmanship. However, quality hotel furniture should not mean destroying your budget. Furniture prices should be at a price that is reasonable and reflects the quality of work of the piece.
  2. Experience- You should never be afraid to ask about the history of your hotel furniture supplier. You should use their previous projects as a decent grading tool of the work they provide. Look to see what kind of furniture the hotel is using and how well the furniture is holding up.
  3. Delivery- Give your hotel furniture supplier a number to work with when inquiring about pieces. Be sure that your supplier will have the capacity to provide your furniture when it is needed for your project. If they are unable to deliver, your entire hotel could be jeopardized.
  4. Reliability- Your hotel furniture supplier should be able to answer any of your questions surrounding your furniture, its craftsmanship, and the delivery. A reliable hotel furniture supplier should be able to provide you with a date and time for delivery and hold up to those numbers. They should also be able to answer any questions should a problem arise with your delivery or furniture.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish hospitality businesses as well as providing quality furniture for corporate offices, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

Source:

http://goo.gl/DmfJpO

How can Ergonomic Furniture improve Workplace Safety for your Aging Workforce?

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Office Workforce Safety

As you may notice, the demographics of the workforce are quickly changing. More and more American workers are experiencing health problems,particularly related to obesity and aging. How can you reduce the physical strain your office environment puts on your aging workforce?

One of the best ways to tackle this ever growing issue is to utilize high quality ergonomic furniture because more and more retirees tend to work in some capacity outside of traditional work environments to keep them financially stable as well as physically and mentally healthy.

To make sure your office environment is as safe as possible for aging employees, you should hire a professional interior designer to evaluate your work environment and identify how you can best accommodate an aging workforce. Aging employees experience muscle weakness, less  joint mobility and take longer to react to work environments.

Ergonomic furniture can reduce work fatigue and keep your workers comfortable. When your employees can focus on their work duties rather than physical discomfort,  they are more productivity and less likely to be absent from work.

Here are some furniture recommendations and features you may want to include in your workplace environment:

  • Ergonomic grip designs to reduce stress on joints and hands
  • Ergonomic workstations to maintain good  movement for prolonged static positioning
  • Ergonomic office chairs for good lumbar support

The more at ease you can make cross work functionality for your aging workforce,the better.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture offers excellent ergonomic solutions to help you improve workplace safety at the office. We understand how important it is for aging workers to have a good life and work balance.

Explore our ergonomic furniture options to see how we can improve the performance of your workers today by protecting them from strain injuries.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install hospitality furniture. We provide interior design and layout services from start to finish. We can even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source:

http://www.grainger.com/content/supplylink-ergonomics-and-workforce

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