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Friday, November 1, 2013

It's The Great Pumpkin Denny Sponsel

RJE held their annual Halloween Pumpkin carving contest.  Mike Hicks (Operations Department) pumpkin was voted the best.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 








Wednesday, October 30, 2013

RJE Business Interiors promotes Katie Bradley to Design Director

Media Contact:
Hostetler Public Relations
rae@hostetlerpr.com

INDIANAPOLIS-Oct. 29, 2013 - RJE Business Interiors, a Midwest office interiors company specializing in customer service designed to create personalized office environments for clients in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Cincinnati, announces today that Katie Bradley has been promoted to design director.

Bradley has nearly 10 years of commercial office interiors experience focused on design and project management. In her role with  RJE client teams she oversees government-oriented client work, including creating architectural drawings, project managing specifications and pricing, organizing installation and overseeing the final details to ensure customer satisfaction.  She has a B.A. in interior design from Ball State University with a minor in marketing.  She also studied literature at Oxford University in England.

About RJE. RJE Business Interiors is a Midwest-based commercial office interiors company specializing in customer service that creates personalized office environments.  RJE showrooms are located in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Cincinnati.  Professional provide corporate, healthcare, education, government and technology clients throughout Indiana with beautiful and  highly functional office furniture.  The team partners with clients to create unique and comfortable spaces to maximize employee productivity.  Turnkey services include design consultation, selection, ordering, delivery and installation. The company product lines include Knoll and DIRTT along with many other quality brands.  For more information visit www.RJEfurn.com.

Friday, October 18, 2013

RJE Indy Do Day Project

RJE had 50 of their employees cleanup trash/weeds around a 25 city block radius of their office building. We picked up and discarded 30 bags of trash and debris. Everyone had a blast and can't wait until next year.

 


 


 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

RJE Business Interiors expands to Ft. Wayne market

Media Contact:
Hostetler Public Relations
rae@hostetlerpr.com

INDIANAPOLISOct. 9, 2013RJE Business Interiors, a Midwest office interiors company specializing in customer service designed to create personalized office environments for clients in Indianapolis and Cincinnati, announces today it is expanding operations to the northern Indiana market opening a new office and showroom in Ft. Wayne. The expansion includes the addition of two new office interiors professionals and opening a showroom by December 2013 at The Harrison Building overlooking Parkview Field in downtown Ft. Wayne.

"Ft. Wayne is an Indiana city with incredible momentum. City leaders are dedicated to energizing and growing the downtown marketplace," says RJE Owner and President Denny Sponsel. "As the city invests in future growth, we see opportunity to bring the RJE customer experience to the marketplace. We’ll leverage the skills and talents of our newest team members, who have access to the knowledge, insights and operations of our nearly 70 professionals working in the RJE Indianapolis and Cincinnati markets."

RJE professionals are currently working with clients and meeting with prospects in the northern Indiana marketplace pending the official opening of the office and showroom in December.

New Ft. Wayne Professionals
Molly O’Connor, NCIDQ, RID, has been appointed sales, general manager. A Ft. Wayne native and certified interior designer, she is proactively managing business development opportunities in key target niches that include: healthcare, education, government, information technology and corporate environments. Prior to joining RJE, O’Connor held design, business development and leadership roles at architectural firms and furniture dealers in the Ft. Wayne market place for more than 20 years.

Pamela Gamble, NCIDQ, EDAC, IIDA, has been appointed interior designer and account executive. She is a certified interior designer with more than seven years of experience in the commercial furniture industry, including two years of experience teaching interior design students at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her experience includes working in the commercial office interiors field as a designer for hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, medical office buildings, higher education and corporations.

About RJE
RJE Business Interiors is a Midwest-based commercial office interiors company specializing in customer service that creates personalized office environments. RJE showrooms are located in Indianapolis and Cincinnati with a new Ft. Wayne showroom opening in December 2013. Professionals provide corporate, healthcare, education, government and technology clients throughout Indiana with beautiful and highly functional office furniture. The team partners with clients to create unique and comfortable spaces to maximize employee productivity. Turnkey services include design consultation, selection, ordering, delivery and installation. The company product lines include Knoll and DIRTT along with many other quality brands. For more information visit www.RJEfurn.com.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Indy Do Day

RJE is proud to participate in Indy Do Day on Thursday, October 10.  What is Indy Do Day you ask....Indy Do Day is a people-powered community day of service when the residents of Indianapolis take ownership of their neighborhoods and take care of their neighbors.

Some of the RJE team went down to Georgia Street for the kick off for the event on Friday, August 30 which Denny Sponsel spoke.





RJE: How Do We Do It?

Award-Winning Giving, How Do They Do It? RJE's very own Denny Sponsel was highlighted this week on the United Way website sharing his secrets to successfully getting our entire company involved in community service and giving back. This year marks the 10th consecutive year that RJE has had 100% employee participation in the United Way Campaign. Want to know how we do it? Read the secrets to our success here!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

RJE Cincy hosted a luncheon for the Cincinnati Fire department for their service

On Tuesday September 10, we took a few moments out of our day to serve lunch to our local downtown Cincinnati Fire Department, District 1. It was a way for us to not only thank those men and women for the hard work and dedication that they put into the job each and every day, but also to remember the lives of those we lost that day 12 years ago on September 11.

We loved spending time with the firefighters, talking, laughing and simply getting to know each of them a little more. Each was so appreciative, which made the day that much more special.




While we could have wished to spend even more time with them, duty calls and they were leaving for a call when our time was ending.

As a token of their appreciation, we received this plaque to remember the day. 



We could not have been more humbled and appreciative of the time that we spent with them. It will definitely become a tradition around RJE Cincinnati!

About RJE Business Furniture in Cincinnati
Based in Cincinnati, RJE Business Interiors designs beautiful and highly functional office furniture.
We work to transform your company through an effective workplace environment. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

RJE 2013 Annual Volley Ball Game

RJE held it annual volley ball game on Thursday, August 29 at Indy Sports Park.  The Purple Bandanas aka Purple Rain stole the show for the second year in a row and brought home ANOTHER WIN. Congrats to the winning team, and until next year.....

Pictured in the back row are Michelle Hazel, John Strachan and Denny Sponsel. Second row Josh Mercer, Michelle Thompson, Dante Long, Sam Julka and Daniel Wilson. Kneeling is Art Hopkins.


Monday, July 29, 2013

KnollStudio - Olivares Aluminum Chairs

Jonathan Olivares
2012

Jonathan Olivares' meticulously executed design brings a refined sculptural presence to indoor and
outdoor environments alike.  The gracefully contoured form is carefully shaped to offer maximum comfort and the die cast alumimun shell is available in a palette of bring, contemporary colors.

Construction & Details
  • Suitable for outdoor use
Shell is constructed of die-cast aluminum with outdoor powder coat paint
  • Leg tenons are integrated in the shell and a subtle reveal transitions to shell to the extruded alumimum legs
  • Legs are secured to the shell using eposy and stainless steel fasteners
  • Chairs stack 6 high on the floor and 10 high on optional dolly
  • Stacking bumper distributes the chair's weight over a wide area
  • Designer's signature and the KnollStudio logo are located under the seat
  • Nylon glides included
Environmental Certification

  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified
Dimensions

22 3/0"W x 21 4/10"D x 31 4/5"H (17 1/2" SH)
weight: 15 lbs

Color Options

White, Dark Charcoal, Grey, Yellow, Lime Green, Orange, Plum, Sky Blue and Blue

Thursday, June 6, 2013

CARPET COMPLETE


RJE Showroom carpet is now complete

Thursday, May 30, 2013

CARPET update - Final Phase

Tearing down and packing up

Tear down of the DIRTT small conference room

All cleared out
Removal of the old carpet

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CARPET Update - Day Five

Main Show Room - completed with new carpet

Thursday, May 16, 2013

CARPET Update - Day Four

Main Show Room - packed & ready to go

Main Showroom - all cleared out

Main Showroom - carpet installation in progress

Monday, May 13, 2013

CARPET Update - Day Three


Large Conference Room stripped of old carpet

Large Conference Room with new carpet

Friday, May 10, 2013

CARPET Update - Day Two


Operation Hallway stripped of carpet


Opertion Hallway with new carpet

Operations with new carpet

Thursday, May 9, 2013

RJE Newest Showroom Update----CARPET











Denny's office stripped of old carpet


Denny's office with the new carpet

Accounting stripped of old carpet

Accounting with new carpet

Brenda's office stripped of old carpet


Brenda in progress

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

2012 "HUG" Associates of the Year Selected

Cindy Hornak, Michelle Thompson and Denny Sponsel

Hug Your Customers by Jack Mitchell (mandatory reading for our team) guides our commercial furniture dealership in how we treat our customers, team members and those we encounter daily. 

Our employees' votes have been tallied and the winners of the annual "HUG" Associates of the Year award are Cindy Hornak and Michelle Thompson.

Congratulations to them both for exemplifying the "HUG" philosophy of professionalism, integrity and respect.  Their dedication and respect for both their customers and co-workers make them both truly HUG-worthy.  So, if you happen to see Cindy or Michelle, please congratulate them with a nice big hug (or at least a pat on the back).

Monday, May 6, 2013

Knoll Studio - Topiary Collection

With summer fast approaching, the Knoll Studio Topiary Dining Chairs and Table would add grace and elegance to your office or home outdoor sitting areas.





The Topiary Collection is comprised of both chairs and tables, inspired by Richard Schultz's fascination with the way sunlight passes through the leaves of shrubbery. The organic cutouts not only create the illusion of pruned shrubs, but also filter sunlight to create the dapple shadows found in nature.  Sometimes the pattern looks like flowers; covered with dew it looks alive.  It is available in a variety of colors allowing the collection to contrast or blend in with the surrounds.
(Caption from Knoll Studio literature)



Stop by RJE showroom, we have a lot of great literature on hand.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spirit of Philanthropy at IUPUI

RJE is one of the proud recipients of IUPUI's Spirit of Philanthropy award for 2013.


Spirit of Philanthropy Award 2013
University Library
CSO Architects
HKS Maregatti Interiors
Rowland Design
RJE Business Interiors

Since 2004 IUPUI has worked with four leading design firms to create learning environments that foster student success.  2012 marked the opening of Learning Spaces III, an innovative library space for individual and collaborative study. The University Library is grateful for the design leadership of the learning spaces partners.  With over 50 years in the design business, CSO Architects takes pride in providing world-class quality, service, and innovation with total design to enhance the human experience through innovation, creativity, and vision.  The firm designs settings to live, learn, heal, work, and play.  Rowland Design is an award-winning studio of architects and graphic and interior designers united by the goal of enhancing the lives of its clients.  A long-time supporter of the IUPUI campus, RJE Business Interiors is an Indianapolis-based contract furniture dealership with a commitment to community involvement.
(Caption from the 2013 Spirit of Philanthropy booklet)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Indy's newest HOT SPOT--- The Alexander Hotel

On Thursday, April 11, 2013 a few of the RJE employees joined Sam Julka with DORIS on a tour of the new Alexander Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.  This was an exciting opportunity, not only because the hotel is brand new, but also because it's the newest hot spot (even for locals).

We were lucky enough to get a tour from Becca Manolov from Buckingham Companies.  She has had a hand on the development of this project since it's conceptualization a couple of years ago.  She gave us some great insight on what went into the planning and realization of this property.



We were instantly intrigued by the collection of artwork displayed strategically throughout the space.  It was later revealed that 12 pieces were created for the hotel by artists.  Everything felt so customized. From the lighting, to the sculptures to the paintings and murals, we could tell that every last detail was thought of.  There were lounge areas, restaurants, bars and even 'pop up stores' for people on-the-go who were attending conferences.  The Alexander did an outstanding job of incorporating elements from Indianapolis into the design, including the old railroad ties (so cool!).  We think our city will be really well represented to anyone who visits and stays at this hotel.



Becca Manolov took us to see one of the rooms on the top floors of the hotel. The views were awesome. She explained the future construction that would take place across the street - and it's even going to have a YMCA. The room looked like it belonged in a magazine! Although the bathroom looked so clean and simple, they had a lot of complaints about its functionality.  When they designed the space, they were aiming for a European feel, which looks cool and is fun to talk about - but when it came down to actually using the facilities, it wasn't convenient at all for a busy traveler.  So at the end of the day, this aspect of the hotel wasn't designed with its audience in mind, but rather for the aesthetic appeal.  We can't really blame them though!



Perhaps changing things from their classical interpretation doesn't really solve any problems, but causes them instead.  Sometimes a classic is a classic for a reason.

After the tour, we couldn't help but think about this discussion - and how it relates to what we do every day at work.  Knoll Studio is known for their classic pieces of furniture.  Why re-invent everything to be so modern and new, when these incredible chairs were created by celebrated architects and designers from around the world?  "Life changes, but quality endures".

Overall, this was an incredible experience, and we would love to go back and learn more about this development. The space is intriguing and encourages conversations about the city.  We can't wait to see what they come up with next!

Author: Lilly McNeal, Designer