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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…)

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…)

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.

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

 

 

Sources:

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

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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

Baltimore Horseshoe Casino: Open for Business

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Baltimore Horseshoe Casino

Last Tuesday was the opening of the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, which Edwards and Hill proudly helped furnish, as well as Maryland’s other casino Maryland Live! When guests enter the casino, they will be greeted by crystal chandeliers, slot machines, cocktail waitresses, and blackjack tables.

 

Owner of the new casino, Caesars Entertainment, has made it a goal to bring the gaming industry to post industrial cities, including Maryland. While many were against the new casino in Baltimore, the mayor’s promise of reduced property taxes and increased money given to recreational centers and schools as helped to soften the harsh criticism surrounding the casino. The casino is already responsible for generating at least 2,000 jobs in the construction industry as well as at least 1,700 jobs within the casino itself.

 

The casino opening is not only great for the Baltimore area, but great exposure for Edwards and Hill as a smaller furniture company. With both casinos on our resume, Edwards and Hill has taken the next step into making a name for ourselves among the bigger named furniture companies and providers. As mentioned in our previous blog, those involved in the gaming industry are looking to smaller providers to help furnish their lobbies and facilities. The casino has

 

 

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish local casinos as well as providing quality furniture for corporate offices, hospitality businesses, educational settings, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries. The new casino has already seen progress, with 15,000 guests recorded for the opening night.

 

To get started with Edwards and 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://www.washingtonpost.com/local/with-the-horseshoe-casino-baltimore-adds-to-the-urban-gambling-jackpot/2014/08/25/3b0ae492-28a3-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-08-27/business/bs-bz-horseshoe-folo-20140827_1_chad-barnhill-horseshoe-casino-baltimore-gaming-control-agency

 

Bed And Breakfast Inns: What are the Best Hospitality Furniture Items?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Starting a prosperous Bed & Breakfast business is never easy but with the right interior design and amenities, you can offer guests everything they want and more.

Most guests decide to stay and return to bed & breakfast inns based on appearance and the “at home” feeling.

It is crucial to your business success to give guests a good first impression so that they will make reservations time and time again.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to design a warm and inviting bed & breakfast for you.

The walls and hospitality furniture should be warm colors.

Open space layouts should be avoided to give guests a reason to explore your bed & breakfast in and out. You can accomplish this feel of exploration with captivating wall paintings, luxurious lounging areas and vibrant drapes/curtains.

These elements will give the bed & breakfast a soft feel that helps guests feel right at home. More importantly choosing a theme for your bed & breakfast will help you to create a better flow with the design and hospitality furniture pieces.

Ideally, guests want bed & breakfast inns to feel like home. The bed & breakfast inn should be known as a quiet retreat for guests.

Here are great hospitality furniture items you can purchase for your bed & breakfast inn:

-Victorian Style Furniture

-Cottage Style Furniture

-Wicker Chairs/ Seating for porches and bedroom balconies

-Victorian Style Dining Chairs

-Four Poster Beds

-Bedside lamps

What should be inside the guest rooms?

The guest rooms should be furnished with antique or classic furniture – beds, dressers, desks and chairs should have a timeless feel rather than a trendy feel.

Remember, bed & breakfast designs are all about maintaining visual balance that never goes out of style.

For the bedding, place accent pillows on top of crisp, clean linens. The better sleep your guests enjoy at your bed & breakfast, the more memorable and reputable your inn will become.

There should be absolutely no clutter in the guest rooms. Bedside tables are a must for de-cluttering and give guests the impression of having a spacious guest room. Ergonomic seating is also a must for guests to lounge in the comfort of their private rooms.

Warm. Inviting. Thoughtful.

Have a look at Edwards & Hill Office Furniture’s hospitality furniture to see what we can do for your interior space.

Additional Services Include:

-Furniture Assembly Services

-Furniture Warehousing/Furniture Storage Services

-Furniture Project Management and Coordination Services

-Interior Design Services/Space Planning

-Moving Services

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We 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 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!

Source:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Tips-For-Decorating-Your-Bed-And-Breakfast&id=844427

http://www.ehow.com/how_7522106_decorate-bedandbreakfast-inns.html

http://bbteam.com/tag/interior-design/

SBA Business Course moves Edwards & Hill Office Furniture Forward

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has helped Baltimore entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the next level with the SBA’s education program for entrepreneurs.

The SBA’s education program is known as the Emerging Leaders program.

The Emerging Leaders program is a 7th month course where entrepreneurs learn about business skills that help grow their company.

The Emerging Leaders program started in 2008 and Baltimore was one of the very first cities to launch the Emerging Leaders program.

The SBA’s Emerging Leaders program has helped over 1,300 entrepreneurs nationwide successfully with business development through experienced mentorship and small business CEO fellowships. The main objective of the Emerging Leaders program is to equip small business CEOs with skill sets that help them expand their companies as a whole and hire more highly skilled workers.

Here are some of the skills the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program hone on for entrepreneurs:

  • How to develop a business plan

  • How to find business financing resources

  • How to perfect the elevator pitch

  • And How to hire, train, and retain employees.

Tony Hill of Edwards & Hill Office Furniture graduated from the Emerging Leader program in 2011.

Since participating in the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Program, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has experienced a large increase in the company’s revenue.

Two big projects Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has been involved with in the last year include providing Maryland Live casino and The University Of Maryland Medical System.

In 2012 Edwards & Hill Office Furniture doubled its revenue to $4.2 million dollars. In 2013, the company is now on track to make between $6 million to 7 million by years end.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is planning to expand the business into Connecticut and Florida.

What has Tony Hill learned from participating in the Emerging Leaders program?

Tony has learned how to effectively delegate work duties to his 10 employees. He has learned how to select the right people to be in the places because he understands that he and his business partner, Hans Edwards can’t do everything on their own.

Although there is no direct formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur, one of the best ways to become a successful entrepreneur is to learn about the triumphs and failures of successful entrepreneurs.

What decisions did they make that made them unique from their competitors?

To start on the road to success as an entrepreneur, you should be passionate about what you set out to do. When you’re passionate about your goals, you put your best efforts forward to succeed.

Find value in taking small steps toward your business goals. When you’re trying something new, you’re always taking a risk. You’ll make fewer mistakes pursuing your business goals when you don’t make important decisions on a whim.

Always take out time to reflect on what you have learned about your industry market to identify what you need to do to progress.

When you learn something valuable, there’s always an opportunity to take another step to reaching your entrepreneurial goals.

Find what you truly want to do with your business ventures and success will follow if you act, learn, and build from your failures and achievements.

Take a look at Edwards & Hill Office Furniture’s furniture products and furniture installation services today.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We 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 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!


Source:

http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2013/04/18/sba-chief-karen-mills-highlights.html?page=all

http://www.forbes.com/sites/actiontrumpseverything/2012/11/28/how-to-be-a-successful-entrepreneur/

How To Design An Internet Cafe That Drives Major Revenue

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Are you planning to set up an Internet cafe? If yes, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to help you design a highly functional and stylish Internet cafe.

Internet cafes are in popular demand and starting an Internet cafe could truly bring in major revenue for you.

This article will provide you valuable information on how to set up an Internet cafe.

Where are the most successful Internet cafes located?

If you want to generate major revenue with your Internet cafe, you should set shop in a high traffic area such as urban restaurants and tourist spots ( the zoo, museums, near college campuses).

What are the basic equipment necessities for an Internet cafe?

An Internet cafe should feature the following equipment and office furniture items:

  • Computers

  • Networking Equipment

  • Chairs

  • Tables

  • Cables

If your Internet cafe has a theme, you will have a better chance at attracting customers.

Some ways you can attract customers to your Internet cafe beyond your interior design and furnishing is to provide food service (drinks, snacks, cafe food) and office services (faxing, copying, and high speed access).

Provide diverse amenities and services that truly cater to your target audience.

The Internet cafe design layout should fit the space. You should have enough space for food and beverage preparation, consumption and an area for computer equipment. We also recommend decorating the wall space with painting as a public gallery.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture will help you through the design process every step of way – layout, furniture and even lighting scheme.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We 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 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!

Source: http://www.ehow.com/how_2317324_set-up-internet-cafe.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Set-up-an-Internet-Cafe

http://www.ehow.com/way_5201961_cafe-decorating-ideas.html

http://www.cafelighting.com.au/blog/5-furnishing-tips-for-true-renovation-success/

Spa Décor: How To Furnish A Day Spa

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Are you designing or redesigning a spa? If yes, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to provide you professional spa designer services.

Our spa décor features will help you transform an ordinary spa into a unique and stylish space with our spa furniture line and accessories. You can design your modern day spa, resort spa, home spas, medical spas and fitness centers for quality functionality and appeal.

When furnishing a spa, it is important to focus on intricate details to create an effective spa design.

It is not just about having the right colors. It is about creating an experience  with your spa furniture so clients feel connected to your products and services through memorable activities.

The most popular spa designs set a mood of tranquility with vintage chandeliers, ergonomic furniture and massage accessories.

Form and function matter the most in spa interior design.

Spas are designed as escapes from daily stress. When clients enter your spa reception area, they should immediately feel safe, relaxed and comforted.

What should you look for when purchasing spa furniture?

Spa furnishing should be highly durable and comfortable. The most comfortable types of spa furniture include round edges and soft textures.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture highly recommends contemporary furniture with anti-microbial finishes. Spa furniture should accommodate all body types and offer full body relaxation.

Here are furniture items standard spas should feature:

 

  • Spa Tables
  • Facial Tables
  • Pedicure Equipment
  • Styling Stations
  • Accent Pillows
  • Lounge Seating
  • Ottomans
  • Benches/ Club Chairs
  • Side tables/ Accent Tables
  • Divider Panels


Learn about Edwards & Hill Office Furniture’s Spa Furniture Lines today.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We 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 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!


Source: http://www.spadecor.com/?main_page=page&id=1
http://www.ehow.com/about_6754200_interior-decorating-spas.html
http://realestate.msn.com/spa-oritize-15-easy-ways-to-create-a-spa-bath-at-home#12

The Benefits Of Ergonomic Courtroom Furniture

Monday, February 25th, 2013

 

The design of a courthouse courtroom needs to be well planned out. It is not simply a room. A courtroom is an architectural structure open to the public and serves as a representative of a justice system designed to protect the security and rights of American citizens.

To represent the American government as a creditable institution, a courtroom’s interior design must give off the impression of high security, durability, modern efficiencies and flexibility.

This article will provide you valuable information on furnishing a courtroom for utmost comfort and functionality.

Although courtrooms are places of business, courtrooms should be designed in a way that warmly welcomes the public. This can be accomplished with an eye-catching entry and a room layout that comfortably accommodates courtroom occupants such as the jury, judge and lawyers.

The best courtroom designs are the ones that reflect on the historical values of America while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and comfort for all parties.

The courtroom should provide court occupants plenty of natural light from windows and roof sunscreens. This will not only improve the temperament of the courtroom but also the energy management system of the building to strengthen energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the building structure.

Since courtrooms are usually located on the upper floors of the courthouse, it is important that the courtrooms are designed as highly aesthetic spaces.

Here are some key design features:

 

  • Separate circulation patterns for public, prisoner and judiciary members.
  • Accessibility lifts and ramps for clerks and jury box areas.
  • Ergonomic Jury seating. Swiveling chairs that feature upholstered seats are perfect for jury seating. For spectator seating we recommend wooden pews or upholstered auditorium seating. Ergonomic chairs are a must in the courtroom because defendants and the jury need relief from back and neck strain that result from prolonged sitting.


Check out Edwards & Hills Office Furniture’s Government Furniture Lines for more information on courtroom ergonomic seating and other ergonomic furniture options.

For over 13 years, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has provided products and services to the federal, state and local governments. We are an SBA SDB, Maryland DOT MBE/DBE, Virginia SwaM, Delaware MBE, Pennsylvania DBE, Connecticut MBE, Howard County MBE, Prince Georges County MBE, Baltimore City MBE, WSSC SLBE, MD/DC Minority Supplier Development Council and Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council certified company. Edwards & Hill successfully graduated from the 9 year SBA 8a program on August 19, 2011. We have several other 8a partners that we can work with on 8a projects. Please contact us if you would like us to recommend an 8a firm.
Our GSA contract number is GS-27F-0034W and our Navy BPA number is N00189-11-A-0059. Most of our furniture lines are on GSA schedule. We are also a Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee (BRCPC) Furniture Contract Holder.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source: http://www.uscourts.gov/News/TheThirdBranch/96-06-01/Courthouse_Highlight_Architectural_Innovations.aspx
http://www.wbdg.org/design/courtroom.php
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/7706913/ergonomic-chairs-bring-comfort-courtroom