Category Colonial Systems

12 Floors of Furniture Installation for Brown Brothers Harriman

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Colonial Systems, our union-labor member in the New England market, produced a very good write-up of their nearly 5-month-long installation project that was part of the fit out for Brown Brothers Harriman's new Boston office. We're pleased to include Colonial's accomplishment in the FSN member experience profile by way of this post but we urge readers to visit the Colonial Systems blog and enjoy the complete project profile. In brief: Brown Brothers engaged Colonial Systems to receive and install the systems, case goods, seating, filing and ancillary product sets for the furnishing of approximately 1,600 workstations, 120 private offices and numerous conference rooms and other spaces over 12 floors totaling 410,000 square feet. The scope included lobby, lounge, reception and other public spaces as well as kitchens and break rooms. The vast majority of product was received on site. The installation time frame was late June to early October 2013. See the complete project profile, "A ...

Jim Phinney Joins Management Team at Colonial Systems

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Colonial Systems, Inc. of Wilmington, Mass., is pleased to announce the addition of James M. Phinney to the senior management team in the newly created position of director of quality assurance. Colonial Systems provides installation, storage, asset management and delivery services for furniture, architectural, accessory and millwork products used in corporate, hospitality, institutional, retail and government interiors. A leading service provider in the Boston area, Colonial Systems has completed projects throughout New England and serves dealer and corporate clients located across the country and in Canada. In his new role at Colonial Systems, Phinney will plan, direct and coordinate activities and design processes aimed at optimizing the productivity and cost-effectiveness of the company’s operations while maintaining the high quality standards which have earned national recognition for Colonial Systems. Currently, he is studying the potential for improving warehouse processes ...

Metro Boston Furniture Projects Stay on Track Despite Huge Snowstorm

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In a region where a giant snowstorm has slowed the tempo of air and rail travel, shuttered most schools and caused productivity losses for many businesses, Colonial Systems, Inc. and Cubicle Solutions, Inc.—FSN's New England member companies—are keeping their clients' jobs on track. [Click image at right to view gallery.] Both companies reported this morning that they had dug out their warehouses, pushed between 18 and 24 inches of snow off the roofs of their delivery trucks and were either at or on the way to commercial furniture installation sites throughout metro Boston. "We are much more resilient than 21" inches of snow," said Ray Theberge, the executive vice president at Colonial Systems, where essential crews reported to the warehouse very early this morning to begin digging out trucks. Snow-emergency plans were also in effect at Cubicle Solutions this morning. Congratulations to our colleagues in New England and to all their field, warehouse and office teams! ...

Renovating and Repurposing in the Heart of Boston's Waterfront Innovation District

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Colonial Systems, a Boston-area full-service contract furniture installation company, recently installed furniture and architectural walls in a six-story, 108-year-old building in the heart of the Innovation District as it underwent top-to-bottom renovation. The job was an opportunity for the Colonial Systems staff to demonstrate once again why they are the go-to installers for Boston’s most challenging commercial furniture projects.